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.2,419,000||DFSK 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.
Changan Karvaan Vs DFSK K07S: Body and Specs
Find the body dimensions and specifications of both vehicles below.
|Dimension||Changan Karvaan Standard||DFSK Humsafar (K07S)|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||165||175|
|Tyre||165/70 R14||165/65 R14|
|Suspension||Front: Macpherson independent|
Rear: Leaf spring dependent suspension
|Front: Macpherson Strut Independent|
Rear: Leaf Spring with Shock Absorber
|Brakes||Front: Disc Brakes|
Rear: Drum Brakes
|Front: Disc Brakes|
Rear: Drum Brakes
|Fuel tank capacity||40 L||40 L|
|Seating capacity||6+1 (official)||6|
|Wheels||14-Inch Steel Rims||14-Inch Alloy Rims|
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.
|Specification||Changan Karvaan Standard||DFSK Humsafar (K07S)|
|Engine Type||Inline, 4 cylinder, 16 valve DOHC,Multipoint Fuel Injection||Inline 4 Cylinder, 8 ValvesDOHC, Water Cooling|
|Power||91 hp @ 6000 rpm||52 hp @5300 rpm|
|Torque||92 N.m @ 4800 rpm||78 N.m @3500rpm|
|Transmission||5-Speed, Manual||5 Speed Manual|
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.
Here is the unofficial fuel average of both cars.
|Changan Karvaan Standard Fuel Consumption||DFSK Humsafar (K07S) Fuel Consumption|
|10-12 km/l||11-14 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 features||Changan Karvaan Standard||DFSK Humsafar (K07S)|
|Seat belt||3-point ELR, Driver + Passenger||Seat Belts For All Passengers 2nd & 3rd Row|
|Seat Belt Reminder||✓||x|
|High-mount Stop Lamp||✓||x|
|Additional Safety||x||Dual 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.
|Comfort features||Changan Karvaan Standard||DFSK Humsafar (K07S)|
|Audio System||Mp3 Player AM/FM radio, AUX + USB||9″ Display with Navigation|
|Air Conditioning||Dual Aircon (Front and rear)||Dual Aircon (Front and rear)|
|Instrument Cluster||Standard cluster with LCD Display||Analog Digital Cluster Meter|
|Side Mirrors||Body Colored||Body Colored|
|Door Handles||Body Colored||Black|
|Power Windows||x||Yes (front)|
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.