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

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

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

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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

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215/65 R16

Tyre Size (Top Variant)

215/60 R16

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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

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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.

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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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

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.

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