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Changan Karvaan Vs DFSK Humsafar (K07S): The Best Minivan in Pakistan

Changan Karvaan Vs DFSK Humsafar (K07S): The Best Minivan in Pakistan

After the introduction of a new (modified) DFSK Humsafar (K07S), many of you will be looking for its comparison with Changan Karvaan. Since its launch in 2018, Changan Karvaan has been giving tough competition to Suzuki Bolan. Let’s see a detailed comparison of DFSK Humsafar (K07S) Vs Changan Karvaan to know which is the ultimate winner here.

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DFSK Humsafar is also known as DFSK K07S or Prince K07S so we will interchangeably use these terms in this blog. We will compare Changan Karvaan Standard with DFSK Humsafar K07S due to their close prices.

Karvaan Vs Humsafar (K07S): The Price Difference

Here is the price difference between Karvaan and Humsafar.

Changan Karvaan price in Pakistan DFSK Humsafar (K07S) price in Pakistan
Changan Karvaan Standard price in Pakistan: Rs.2,419,000DFSK Humsafar (K07S) Price in Pakistan: Rs.2,469,000
Changan Karvaan Plus price in Pakistan: Rs.2,569,000

There isn’t much difference between the prices of both minivans. The base variant of Karvaan is a bit cheaper than the Humsafar. However, the upper variant of Karvaan is around 1 lac pricier than DFSK Humsafar. 

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Changan Karvaan Vs DFSK K07S: Body and Specs

Find the body dimensions and specifications of both vehicles below.

DimensionChangan Karvaan StandardDFSK Humsafar (K07S)
Length (mm)3,9804,065
Width (mm)1,6201,560
Height (mm)1,8901,925 
Wheelbase (mm)2,5602,760 
Ground Clearance (mm)165175 
Tyre165/70 R14165/65 R14
Suspension Front: Macpherson independent
Rear: Leaf spring dependent suspension
Front: Macpherson Strut Independent
Rear: Leaf Spring with Shock Absorber
BrakesFront: Disc Brakes
Rear: Drum Brakes
Front: Disc Brakes
Rear: Drum Brakes
Fuel tank capacity40 L40 L
Seating capacity6+1 (official)6
Wheels14-Inch Steel Rims 14-Inch Alloy Rims
dfsk-humsafar-k07s-vs-changan-karvaan-exterior

DFSK Humsafar is a little bit longer and taller than the Karvaan, but its width is notably shorter. Its ground clearance is better but that difference is compensated by the height of Karvaan’s tyres. Officially, Karvaan has 6 + 1 seats meaning there can be 1 more seat in it if needed. It is not officially stated by the DFSK for Humsafar. However, Humsafar comes with Alloy rims whereas the Karvaan Standard comes with steel rims.

No one is a clear winner here. If you need built-in Alloy Rims, you can buy Humsafar.

Which Has the Better Engine? DFSK Humsafar (K07S) Vs Changan Karvaan

Understanding the differences between engines is important. So, here is a comparison between Karvaan and Humsafar engines.

SpecificationChangan Karvaan StandardDFSK Humsafar (K07S)
Displacement (cc)999997
Engine TypeInline, 4 cylinder, 16 valve DOHC,Multipoint Fuel InjectionInline 4 Cylinder, 8 ValvesDOHC, Water Cooling
Power91 hp @ 6000 rpm52 hp @5300 rpm
Torque92 N.m @ 4800 rpm78 N.m @3500rpm
Transmission5-Speed, Manual5 Speed Manual
dfsk-humsafar-k07s-vs-changan-karvaan-body

This table shows that Changan Karvaan Standard produces more power than Prince Humsafar. It produces more power and torque. Both have the same engine size. It indicates that the technology used by Changan may be superior as it produces more power and torque.

Fuel economy

Here is the unofficial fuel average of both cars.

Changan Karvaan Standard Fuel ConsumptionDFSK Humsafar (K07S) Fuel Consumption
10-12 km/l11-14 km/l

Fuel averages can vary depending on driving style, fuel quality, road conditions, and many other factors. The values stated here are an average based on user reviews.

The fuel economy of Humsafar is stated to be a little better as its engine produces less power.

DFSK Prince Humsafar Vs Changan Karvaan: Safety Features

Here is a list of safety features of both vehicles.

Safety featuresChangan Karvaan StandardDFSK Humsafar (K07S)
Seat belt3-point ELR, Driver + PassengerSeat Belts For All Passengers 2nd & 3rd Row
Immobilizer
Fog Lamps
Seat Belt Reminderx
High-mount Stop Lampx
Additional SafetyxDual Collision Absorption Area

In terms of safety features, both vehicles are almost the same. Karvaan comes with a high mount brake lamp and seat belt reminder which are missing in the Humsafar. DFSK K07S comes with the Dual Collision Absorption Area which is not mentioned for Karvaan.

DFSK Prince K07 Vs Changan Karvaan: Comfort Features

Checkout the comfort features of both vehicles.

prince-humsafar-vs-changan-karvaan-interior
Comfort featuresChangan Karvaan StandardDFSK Humsafar (K07S)
Audio SystemMp3 Player AM/FM radio, AUX + USB9″ Display with Navigation
Air ConditioningDual Aircon (Front and rear)Dual Aircon (Front and rear)
Speakers
Instrument ClusterStandard cluster with LCD DisplayAnalog Digital Cluster Meter
Headlamp Adjuster
Front GrillChromeChrome
Side MirrorsBody ColoredBody Colored
Door HandlesBody ColoredBlack
CameraYes (rear)
Power WindowsxYes (front)
prince-k07s-vs-changan-karvaan-interior

In terms of comfort features, DFSK Humsafar has a slight edge over the Karaan Standard. It is due to the 9-inch infotainment screen along with navigation. Also, it comes with a rear camera and power windows which are missing in Karvaan Standard. Changan Van has headlamp adjusters which are not mentioned for the Humsafar.

DFSK Humsafar (K07S) Vs Changan Karvaan: Which is Better?

Well! Changan Karvaan Standard is definitely better if you need more power, torque, and a wider van. But if we talk about comfort features, Humsafar is ahead of Karaan due to a better infotainment system and the availability of a rear camera. 

Would you buy Changan Karvaan or DFSK Humsafar? Tell us in the comment section below.

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