2020 Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

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

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

SONET VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Kia Sonet

Tata Nexon

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTE 1.2

₹6.71

XE

₹7.00

HTK 1.2

₹7.59

XM

₹7.85

HTK+ 1.2

₹8.45

XM (S)

₹8.37

HTK+

₹9.49

XZ

₹8.85

HTX

₹9.99

XZ+

₹9.65

HTX+

₹11.65

XZ+ Dual Tone

₹9.85

GTX+

₹11.99

XZ+(S)

₹10.25

-

-

XZ+(S) Dual Tone

₹10.45

-

-

XZ+(O)

₹10.55

-

-

XZ+(O) Dual Tone

₹10.75


Kia Sonet prices
 start from Rs. 6.71 lakh for the 1.2L normal petrol  and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh for turbo petrol manual powertrain. The Tata Nexon turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 7.00 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.75 lakh.

SONET VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Kia Sonet

Tata Nexon

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTK+

₹10.49

XM

₹8.45

GTX+

₹12.89

XM (S)

₹8.97

-

-

XZ+

₹10.25

-

-

XZ+ Dual Tone

₹10.45

-

-

XZ+(S)

₹10.85

-

-

XZ+(S) Dual Tone

₹11.05

-

-

XZ+(O)

₹11.15

-

-

XZ+(O) Dual Tone

₹11.35


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. Tata Nexon starts at Rs. 8.45 lakh. Tata Nexon petrol automatic is Rs. 60,000 more expensive than the manual.

SONET VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

DIESEL MANUAL

Kia Sonet

Tata Nexon

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTE

₹8.05

XE

₹8.45

HTK

₹8.99

XM

₹9.20

HTK+

₹9.49

XM (S)

₹9.70

HTX

₹9.99

XZ

₹10.20

HTX+

₹11.65

XZ+

₹11.00

GTX+

₹11.99

XZ+ Dual Tone

₹11.20

-

-

XZ+(S)

₹11.60

-

-

XZ+(S) Dual Tone

₹11.80

-

-

XZ+(O)

₹11.90

-

-

XZ+(O) Dual Tone

₹12.10


Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 8.05 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The Tata Nexon diesel manual prices start from Rs. 8.45 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.10 lakh.

SONET VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

DIESEL AUTOMATIC

Kia Sonet

Tata Nexon

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

HTK+

₹10.39

XM

₹9.80

GTX+

₹12.89

XM (S)

₹10.30

-

-

XZ+

₹11.60

-

-

XZ+ Dual Tone

₹11.80

-

-

XZ+(S)

₹12.20

-

-

XZ+(S) Dual Tone

₹12.40

-

-

XZ+(O)

₹12.50

-

-

XZ+(O) Dual Tone

₹12.70


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. Tata Nexon starts at Rs. 9.80 lakh. Tata Nexon diesel automatic is Rs. 60,000 more expensive than the manual.

Sonet 2020 vs Nexon 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 Tata Nexon measures 3993mm in length, 1811mm in width and 1606mm in height. The wheelbase of Tata Nexon is 2498mm and it has a boot space of 350 litres.

Also read - Kia Sonet Review | Sonet 1.0 iMT HTX+ & DCT GTX+ Driven

SONET VS NEXON | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Kia Sonet

Difference

Tata Nexon

Length (mm)

3995

2

3993

Width (mm)

1790

21

1811

Height (mm)

1647

41

1606

Wheelbase (mm)

2500

2

2498

Boot Space (litre)

392

42

350

Ground Clearance(mm)

205

4

209

Fuel Tank (litre)

45

1

44

Tyre Size (Base Variant)

195/65 R15

-

195/60 R16

Tyre Size (Top Variant)

215/60 R16

-

215/60 R16


Dimension Review

  • The Sonet is longer than the Nexon by 2mm.
  • The Nexon is wider than the Sonet by 21mm.
  • The Sonet is taller than the Nexon by 41mm.
  • The Sonet has a longer wheelbase than the Nexon; by 2mm.
  • The Sonet has 42 litres more boot space than the Nexon.
  • The Nexon has 4mm more ground clearance than the Sonet.
  • In terms of dimensions, despite Sonet’s narrower body, its taller roofline makes it a bigger car than the Nexon. Regardless, both of these cars will offer similar road presence.

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

SONET VS NEXON | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Kia Sonet

Tata Nexon

Engine

1.0 L Turbo Petrol

1.2 L Petrol

1.2 L Turbo Petrol

Displacement

998 cc

1197 cc

1199 cc

Cylinder

3

4

3

Maximum Power

120PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6300rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

Peak Torque

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed ACMT

5-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

18.2kmpl

18.4kmpl

17.57kmpl

Automatic Transmission

7- speed DCT

-

6-speed AMT

Automatic FE

18.3kmpl

-

16.35kmpl

Sonet Petrol vs Nexon 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 - 2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

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.

Tata Nexon 1.2 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 120PS of maximum power and 170Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Tata Nexon petrol manual has a mileage of 17.57kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.35kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The Sonet turbo petrol and the Nexon have an identical power output.
  • The Sonet's turbo petrol engine produces more torque than the Nexon's.
  • Sonet’s petrol engines are more fuel-efficient than Nexon.
  • The Sonet's turbo petrol engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Nexon. So, it will offer better driveability compared to the Nexon.
  • The Sonet 1.2L normal petrol engine has a much lower torque-to-weight ratio than the Nexon. So, it won’t be as quick as a Sonet and Nexon’s turbo petrol engines.

SONET VS NEXON | ENGINE COMPARISON

DIESEL ENGINE

 

Kia Sonet

Tata Nexon

Engine

1.5 L Diesel

1.5 L Diesel

1.5 L Diesel

Displacement

1493 cc

1493 cc

1497 cc

Cylinder

4

4

4

Maximum Power

100PS @ 4000rpm

115PS @ 4000rpm

110PS @ 4000rpm

Peak Torque

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

-

6-speed

Manual FE

24.1kmpl

-

22.44kmpl

Automatic Transmission

-

6-speed torque converter

6-speed AMT

Automatic FE

-

19kmpl

22.44kmpl

Sonet Diesel vs Creta 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.

Tata Nexon gets a 1.5 L, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 110PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Tata Nexon diesel manual has a mileage of 22.44kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 22.44kmpl.

Diesel Engine Review

  • The Nexon diesel MT is more powerful than the Sonet diesel MT but with the automatic, the Sonet diesel has more power than the Nexon diesel.
  • The Nexon's diesel manual engine produces more torque than the Sonet's diesel manual but with the automatic, the Sonet and Nexon diesel have identical torque output.
  • The Sonet 1.5 L diesel is more fuel-efficient than the Nexon with the manual transmission. But with the automatic, the Nexon diesel is more fuel-efficient.
  • The Nexon's diesel engine has a lower torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet because of its heavier body. So, the Sonet diesel will offer better drivability compared to the Nexon diesel.

Sonet 2020 vs Nexon 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 front seats
  • Wireless phone charger w/ cooling vent
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Also Read - Kia Sonet Diesel Variant Explained - Which One to Buy?

Notable top features of Nexon 2020 are:

  • Halogen projector headlamps w/ DRLs
  • Electric sunroof
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
  • Auto headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Push start button w/ smart key
  • Cruise control
  • ESP w/ hill start assist

Also Read - Kia Sonet Petrol Variant Explained - Which One to Buy?

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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