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    2020 Kia Sonet vs Renault Duster - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 25 Nov 2020

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

     


    2020 Kia Sonet vs Renault Duster

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

    SONET VS DUSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Sonet

    Renault Duster

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹6.71

    RXE

    ₹8.59

    HTK

    ₹7.59

    RXS

    ₹9.39

    HTK+

    ₹8.45

    RXZ

    ₹9.99

    1.0L Turbo HTK+

    ₹9.49

    1.3L Turbo RXE

    ₹10.49

    1.0L Turbo HTX

    ₹9.99

    1.3L Turbo RXS

    ₹11.39

    1.0L Turbo HTX+

    ₹11.65

    1.3L Turbo RXZ

    ₹11.99

    1.0L Turbo GTX+

    ₹11.99

    -

    -


    Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 6.71 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Renault Duster petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.59 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh.

    SONET VS DUSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Sonet

    Renault Duster

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    1.0L Turbo HTK+

    ₹10.49

    1.3L Turbo RXS

    ₹12.99

    1.0L Turbo GTX+

    ₹12.89

    1.3L Turbo RXZ

    ₹13.59


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 10.49 lakh. Kia Sonet petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 - 1.0 lakh more expensive than the manual. Renault Duster starts at Rs. 12.99 lakh. Renault Duster petrol automatic is Rs. 1.6 lakh more expensive than the manual.

    Sonet 2020 vs Duster 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 Renault Duster measures 4384mm in length, 1813mm in width and 1669mm in height. The wheelbase of Renault Duster is 2673mm and it has a boot space of 400 litres.

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    SONET VS DUSTER | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Sonet

    Difference

    Renault Duster

    Length (mm)

    3995

    389

    4384

    Width (mm)

    1790

    23

    1813

    Height (mm)

    1647

    22

    1669

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2500

    173

    2673

    Boot Space (litre)

    392

    8

    400

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    5

    210

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    45

    5

    50

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    195/65 R15

    -

    215/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    215/65 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The Duster is longer than the Sonet by 389mm.
    • The Duster is wider than the Sonet by 23mm.
    • The Duster is taller than the Sonet by 22mm.
    • The Duster has a longer wheelbase than the Sonet; by 173mm.
    • The Duster has 8 litres more boot space than the Sonet.
    • The Duster has 5mm more ground clearance than the Sonet.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Duster is a larger car than the Sonet. So, it will have a better road presence than the Sonet.

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

    SONET VS DUSTER | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Sonet

    Renault Duster

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.3 L Turbo Petrol

    1.5 L Petrol

    Displacement

    998 cc

    1197 cc

    1330 cc

    1498 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6300rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    Peak Torque

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed ACMT

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    16.5kmpl

    14.26kmpl

    Automatic

    7-speed DCT

    -

    CVT

    -

    Automatic FE

    18.3kmpl

    -

    16.42kmpl

    -


    Sonet Petrol vs Duster 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.

    Also Read - Kia Sonet 2020 vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions Comparison

    The Sonet also gets a 1.2 L, 4-cylinder 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.

    Renault Duster 1.3 L, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 156PS of maximum power and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Renault Duster petrol manual has a mileage of 16.5kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.42kmpl.

    The Duster also gets a 1.5 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 106PS of maximum power and 142Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a mileage of 14.26kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Duster turbo petrol is more powerful than the Kia Sonet petrol.
    • The Duster 1.5L normal petrol engine is more powerful than the Kia Sonet 1.2L normal petrol engine but less powerful than the Sonet turbo petrol.
    • The Duster turbo petrol produces more torque than the Sonet petrol.
    • The Duster 1.5L produces more torque than the Sonet 1.2L but less than the Sonet turbo.
    • The Sonet petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Duster.
    • The Duster petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet. So, it will offer better drivability.
    • The Sonet turbo offers a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Duster 1.5L and Sonet 1.2L. So, it’ll offer better drivability than these normal petrol engines. Meanwhile, the Duster 1.5L has a higher torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet 1.2L and will offer better drivability.

    Sonet 2020 vs Duster 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 Duster 2020 are:

    • Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat w/ Lumbar Support
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Reverse Parking Camera
    • Cruise Control
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Rear Wiper & Washer
    • Rear Defogger
    • Steering Mounted Controls
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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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