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    2020 Kia Sonet vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 18 Sep 2020

    Which B2-segment SUV is better: Kia Sonet or Ford EcoSport? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Kia Sonet vs Ford EcoSport

    Sonet 2020 vs EcoSport 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    SONET VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Sonet

    Ford EcoSport

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE 1.2

    ₹6.71

    Ambiente

    ₹8.18

    HTK 1.2

    ₹7.59

    Trend

    ₹8.98

    HTK+ 1.2

    ₹8.45

    Titanium

    ₹9.77

    HTK+

    ₹9.49

    Titanium+

    ₹10.67

    HTX

    ₹9.99

    Thunder

    ₹10.67

    HTX+

    ₹11.65

    S

    ₹11.22

    GTX+

    ₹11.99

    -

    -


    Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 6.71 lakh for the 1.2L normal petrol engine and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh for turbo petrol manual powertrain. The Ford EcoSport petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.18 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.22 lakh.

    SONET VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Sonet

    Ford EcoSport

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+

    ₹10.49

    Titanium

    ₹10.67

    GTX+

    ₹12.89

    Titanium+

    ₹11.57


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Sonet is only available in HTK+ variant, priced at Rs. 10.49 lakh. Kia Sonet petrol automatic is Rs. 1.0 lakh more expensive than the auto-clutch manual. Ford EcoSport starts at Rs. 10.67 lakh. Ford EcoSport petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the manual.

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    SONET VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Kia Sonet

    Ford EcoSport

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹8.05

    Ambiente

    ₹8.68

    HTK

    ₹8.99

    Trend

    ₹9.48

    HTK+

    ₹9.49

    Titanium

    ₹10.00

    HTX

    ₹9.99

    Titanium+

    ₹11.17

    HTX+

    ₹11.65

    Thunder

    ₹11.17

    GTX+

    ₹11.99

    S

    ₹11.72


    Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 8.05 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The Ford EcoSport diesel manual prices start from Rs. 8.68 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.72 lakh.

    SONET VS ECOSPORT | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Sonet

    Ford EcoSport

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+

    ₹10.39

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹12.89

    -

    -


    For the diesel automatic powertrain, Kia Sonet is only available in HTK+ variant, priced at Rs. 10.39 lakh. Kia Sonet diesel automatic is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the manual. Ford EcoSport is not available with diesel automatic powertrain.

    Sonet 2020 vs EcoSport 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Kia Sonet is 3995mm long, 1790mm wide and 1647mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2500mm. The Kia Sonet has a boot space of 392 litres. The Ford EcoSport measures 3998mm in length, 1765mm in width and 1647mm in height. The wheelbase of Ford EcoSport is 2519mm and it has a boot space of 352 litres.

    SONET VS ECOSPORT | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Sonet

    Difference

    Ford EcoSport

    Length (mm)

    3995

    3

    3998

    Width (mm)

    1790

    25

    1765

    Height (mm)

    1647

    0

    1647

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2500

    19

    2519

    Boot Space (litre)

    392

    40

    352

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    5

    200

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    45

    7

    52

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    195/65 R15

    -

    195/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    215/60 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The EcoSport is longer than the Sonet by 3mm.
    • The Sonet is wider than the EcoSport by 25mm.
    • The Sonet and the EcoSport are equally tall.
    • The EcoSport has a longer wheelbase than the Sonet; by 19mm.
    • The Sonet has 40 litres more boot space than the EcoSport.
    • The Sonet has 5mm more ground clearance than the EcoSport.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Sonet and EcoSport will have similar road presence.

    Sonet 2020 vs EcoSport 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    SONET VS ECOSPORT | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Sonet

    Ford EcoSport

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.5 L Petrol

    Displacement

    998 cc

    1197 cc

    1496 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6300rpm

    122PS @ 6500rpm

    Peak Torque

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    149Nm @ 4500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed ACMT

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    15.9kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7- speed DCT

    -

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic FE

    18.3kmpl

    -

    14.7kmpl


    Sonet Petrol vs EcoSport Petrol

    Kia Sonet 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 120PS of maximum power and 172Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed auto-clutch manual and a 7- speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Sonet petrol manual has a mileage of 18.2kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.3kmpl.

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    The Sonet also gets a 1.2 L petrol engine that makes 83PS of maximum power and 115Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 18.4kmpl.

    Ford EcoSport 1.5 L, 3-cylinder petrol engine makes 122PS of maximum power and 149Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Ford EcoSport petrol manual has a mileage of 15.9kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 14.7kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • Both the Sonet’s engines are less powerful than the EcoSport petrol.
    • The Sonet's turbo petrol engine produces more torque than the EcoSport's but the 1.2L normal petrol engine has less torque output than the EcoSport.
    • The Sonet petrol engines are more fuel-efficient than the EcoSport petrol.
    • The Sonet's turbo petrol engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the EcoSport. So, it will offer better driveability compared to the EcoSport.
    • On the flip side, the Sonet’s 1.2L normal petrol engine has a lower torque-to-weight ratio than the EcoSport.

    SONET VS ECOSPORT | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    Kia Sonet

    Ford EcoSport

    Engine

    1.5 L Diesel

    1.5 L Diesel

    1.5 L Diesel

    Displacement

    1493 cc

    1493 cc

    1498 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    -

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    24.1kmpl

    -

    21.7kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed torque converter

    -

    Automatic FE

    -

    19kmpl

    -


    Sonet Diesel vs EcoSport Diesel

    Kia Sonet gets a 1.5, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 240Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. With the automatic, it makes 115PS of power and 250Nm of torque. The Kia Sonet diesel manual has a mileage of 24.1kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 19kmpl.

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    Ford EcoSport 1.5L, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 215Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 21.7kmpl.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • For the diesel manual, the Sonet and the EcoSport have identical power output. The Sonet diesel automatic has 15PS more power.
    • The Sonet's diesel engine produces more torque than the EcoSport's.
    • The Sonet 1.5 L diesel manual is more fuel-efficient than the EcoSport diesel MT.
    • The Sonet's diesel engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the EcoSport. So, it will offer better drivability compared to the EcoSport.

    Sonet 2020 vs EcoSport 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Sonet 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Electric sunroof
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • 6 airbags
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vent & air purifier
    • Cruise Control
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Ventilated seats
    • Wireless phone charger w/ cooling vent
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Notable top features of EcoSport 2020 are:

    • Projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs
    • Electric sunroof
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto 
    • Side & curtain airbags
    • Auto AC
    • Auto dimming IRVM
    • Auto headlamps
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Keyless entry w/ push start/stop button
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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