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    2020 Kia Sonet vs New Honda City - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 04 Oct 2020

    Which car is better: Kia Sonet or new Honda City? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Kia Sonet vs New Honda City

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

    SONET VS NEW CITY | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Sonet

    5th Gen Honda City

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE 1.2

    ₹6.71

    V

    ₹10.90

    HTK 1.2

    ₹7.59

    VX

    ₹12.26

    HTK+ 1.2

    ₹8.45

    ZX

    ₹13.15

    HTK+ Turbo ACMT

    ₹9.49

    -

    -

    HTX Turbo ACMT

    ₹9.99

    -

    -

    HTX+ Turbo ACMT

    ₹11.65

    -

    -

    GTX+ Turbo ACMT

    ₹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 with auto-clutch manual powertrain. The new Honda City petrol manual prices start from Rs. 10.90 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.15 lakh.

    SONET VS NEW CITY | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Sonet

    5th Gen Honda City

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+ Turbo

    ₹10.49

    V

    ₹12.20

    GTX+ Turbo

    ₹12.89

    VX

    ₹13.56

    -

    -

    ZX

    ₹14.45


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 10.49 lakh. Kia Sonet turbo petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 - 1.0 lakh more expensive than the manual. The new Honda City starts at Rs. 12.20 lakh. The new Honda City petrol automatic is Rs. 1.3 lakh more expensive than the manual.

    SONET VS NEW CITY | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Kia Sonet

    5th Gen Honda City

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹8.05

    V

    ₹12.40

    HTK

    ₹8.99

    VX

    ₹13.76

    HTK+

    ₹9.49

    ZX

    ₹14.65

    HTX

    ₹9.99

    -

    -

    HTX+

    ₹11.65

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹11.99

    -

    -


    Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 8.05 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The new Honda City diesel manual prices start from Rs. 12.40 lakh and go up to Rs. 14.65 lakh.

    SONET VS NEW CITY | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Sonet

    5th Gen Honda City

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+

    ₹10.39

    -

    -


    For the diesel automatic powertrain, Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 10.39 lakh. Kia Sonet diesel automatic is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the manual. The new Honda City is not available with diesel automatic powertrain.

    Sonet 2020 vs New City 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 new Honda City measures 4549mm in length, 1748mm in width and 1489mm in height. The wheelbase of the new Honda City is 2600mm and it has a boot space of 506 litres.

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    SONET VS NEW CITY | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Sonet

    Difference

    5th Gen Honda City

    Length (mm)

    3995

    554

    4549

    Width (mm)

    1790

    42

    1748

    Height (mm)

    1647

    158

    1489

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2500

    100

    2600

    Boot Space (litre)

    392

    114

    506

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    40

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    45

    5

    40

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    195/65 R15

    -

    185/60 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    185/55 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The new City is longer than the Sonet by 554mm.
    • The Sonet is wider than the new City by 42mm.
    • The Sonet is taller than the new City by 158mm.
    • The new City has a longer wheelbase than the Sonet; by 100mm.
    • The new City has 114 litres more boot space than the Sonet.
    • In terms of dimensions, the new City is much bigger than the Sonet. So, it will have a better road presence than the Sonet.

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

    SONET VS NEW CITY | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Sonet

    New Honda City

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.5 L Petrol

    Displacement

    998 cc

    1197 cc

    1498 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6300rpm

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    Peak Torque

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed ACMT

    5-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    18.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    17.8kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7- speed DCT

    -

    CVT

    Automatic FE

    18.3kmpl

    -

    18.4kmpl


    Sonet Petrol vs New City 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 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.

    The new Honda City 1.5 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 121PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The new Honda City petrol manual has a mileage of 17.8kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 18.4kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The new City’s petrol engine is more powerful than either of the Sonet’s petrol engines
    • The new City petrol produces more torque than the Sonet 1.2L but less than the Kia Sonet turbo petrol engine.
    • All of the Sonet’s petrol engine and transmission combinations are more fuel-efficient than the City’s petrol manual. The City petrol automatic, though, is about as fuel-efficient as the Sonet 1.2L petrol.
    • The new City petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet 1.2L but lower than the Sonet turbo petrol. So, the Sonet turbo petrol will offer the better drivability than the new City petrol.

    SONET VS NEW CITY | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    Kia Sonet

    5th Gen Honda City

    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 @ 3600rpm

    Peak Torque

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    -

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    24.1kmpl

    -

    24.1kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    -

    19kmpl

    -


    Sonet Diesel vs New City Diesel

    Kia Sonet gets a 1.5, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 240Nm of peak torque with its 6-speed manual transmission. With the 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission, the Sonet diesel delivers 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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    The new Honda City 1.5L, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 24.1kmpl. 

    Diesel Engine Review

    • The Sonet diesel MT and the new City diesel have identical power output. The Sonet diesel automatic has 15PS more power.
    • The Sonet's diesel engine produces more torque than the City’s.
    • The Sonet 1.5 L diesel MT and the City diesel MT have an identical mileage figure.
    • The Sonet diesel has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the new City diesel. So, it will offer better drivability compared to the new City diesel.

    Sonet 2020 vs New City 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Sonet 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Electric sunroof
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 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

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    Notable top features of the new City 2020 are:

    • LED headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Electric sunroof
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Side & curtain airbags
    • Lane watch camera
    • 7-inch MID screen w/ digital speedometer & tachometer
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Auto headlamps
    • Auto dimming IRVM
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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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