Price £19,195 - £21,995
The Kia Carens is the latest and last Kia to feature the firm's up-to-date design, technology and engineering to allow it compete with Europe's best. However, it now comes with a price tag to match. The new car replaces both the previous Carens and the larger Sedona and is now only available with seven seats.
Basic versions of the Kia Carens only get five seats, while mid and high-spec models get seven. The extra chairs are small and take up boot space, although they’re easily folded if not needed. Changes in 2010 simplified the line-up, giving buyers two engines (a 1.6 petrol and 1.6 diesel) and three trims (called 1, 2 and 3) to choose from. All have lots of space and equipment, but the Carens nonetheless feels dated compared to rivals.