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In many ways the Kia Carens people carrier, which is available in five and seven seat versions, feels like a Kia from the pre-Cee’d era – before the Korean maker really began to compete with Europe and Japan’s best. It has some admirable qualities – a spacious cabin, a good level of equipment and keen pricing – but in many ways it seems too much like a budget people carrier. The cabin plastics are hard and grey, both engines are quite noisy, comfort could be better and taller drivers will struggle with the lack of steering wheel adjustment. It’s keenly priced, however, and Kia’s seven-year warranty should add peace of mind.