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    2020 Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 11 Nov 2020

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

     


    2020 Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet

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

    MAGNITE VS SONET | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Nissan Magnite

    Kia Sonet

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    XE

    ₹4.99

    HTE

    ₹6.71

    XL

    ₹5.99

    HTK

    ₹7.59

    XV

    ₹6.68

    HTK+

    ₹8.45

    1.0L Turbo XL

    ₹6.99

    1.0L Turbo HTK+

    ₹9.49

    XV Premium

    ₹7.55

    1.0L Turbo HTX

    ₹9.99

    1.0L Turbo XV

    ₹7.68

    1.0L Turbo HTX+

    ₹11.65

    1.0L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹8.45

    1.0L Turbo GTX+

    ₹11.99

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    Nissan Magnite petrol's prices start from Rs. 4.99 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.45 lakh for the petrol manual powertrain. The Kia Sonet petrol manual prices start from Rs. 6.71 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh.

    MAGNITE VS SONET | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Nissan Magnite

    Kia Sonet

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    1.0L Turbo XL

    ₹7.89

    1.0L Turbo HTK+

    ₹10.49

    1.0L Turbo XV

    ₹8.58

    1.0L Turbo GTX+

    ₹12.89

    1.0L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹9.35

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    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Nissan Magnite prices start from Rs. 7.89 lakh. Nissan Magnite petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the manual. Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 10.49 lakh. Kia Sonet petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 - 1.0 lakh more expensive than the manual.

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

    Nissan Magnite is 3994mm long, 1758mm wide and 1572mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2500mm. The Nissan Magnite has a boot space of 336 litres. The Kia Sonet measures 3995mm in length, 1790mm in width and 1647mm in height. The wheelbase of Kia Sonet is 2500mm and it has a boot space of 392 litres.

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    MAGNITE VS SONET | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Nissan Magnite

    Difference

    Kia Sonet

    Length (mm)

    3994

    1

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1758

    32

    1790

    Height (mm)

    1572

    75

    1647

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2500

    0

    2500

    Boot Space (litre)

    336

    56

    392

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    0

    205

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    5

    45

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    195/60 R16

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    195/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/60 R16

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    215/60 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The Sonet is longer than the Magnite by 1mm.
    • The Sonet is wider than the Magnite by 32mm.
    • The Sonet is taller than the Magnite by 75mm.
    • The Magnite and the Sonet have identical wheelbase.
    • The Sonet has 56 litres more boot space than the Magnite.
    • The Magnite and the Sonet have identical ground clearance.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Sonet is a larger car than the Magnite. So, it will have a better road presence than the Magnite.

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

    MAGNITE VS SONET | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Nissan Magnite

    Kia Soneet

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    Displacement

    999 cc

    999 cc

    999 cc

    998 cc

    1197 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    3

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 5000rpm

    100PS @ 5000rpm

    72PS @ 6250rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6300rpm

    Peak Torque

    160Nm @ 2800-3600rpm

    152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

    96Nm @ 3500rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

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    5-speed

    6-speed ACMT

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    20kmpl

    -

    18.75kmpl

    18.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

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    CVT

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    7-speed DCT

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    Automatic FE

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    17.7kmpl

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    18.3kmpl

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    Magnite Petrol vs Sonet Petrol

    Nissan Magnite 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 160Nm of peak torque with the manual transmission. With the automatic, the power figure remains the same but the max torque output decreases to 152Nm. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Nissan Magnite turbo petrol manual has a mileage of 20kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 17.7kmpl.

    Also Read - 2020 Nissan Magnite vs Tata Nexon - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Magnite also gets a 1.0 L, 3-cylinder normal petrol engine that makes 72PS of maximum power and 96Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a mileage of 18.75kmpl.

    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.

    The Sonet also gets a 1.2 L, 4-cylinder normal 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 mileage of 18.4kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Sonet 1.2L non-turbo petrol engine is more powerful than the Magnite 1.0L non-turbo.
    • The Sonet turbo petrol is more powerful than the Magnite turbo petrol engine.
    • The Sonet 1.2L non-turbo petrol engine produces more torque than the Magnite 1.0L non-turbo.
    • The Sonet 1.0L turbo petrol engine produces more torque than the Magnite 1.0L turbo petrol.
    • The Magnite non-turbo petrol engine is more fuel-efficient than the Sonet 1.2L.
    • The Magnite turbo with manual transmission is more fuel-efficient than the Sonet turbo with a manual transmission.
    • The Sonet turbo with DCT automatic transmission is more fuel efficient than the Magnite turbo petrol with CVT automatic.
    • The Sonet with the 1.2L non-turbo petrol engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Magnite non-turbo. So, the Sonet 1.2L will offer slightly better drivability than the Magnite 1.0L non-turbo engine.
    • The Magnite turbo petrol with manual transmission has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet turbo with manual transmission. So, the Magnite turbo petrol MT will offer noticeably better drivability than the Sonet turbo ACMT.
    • The Sonet turbo petrol DCT automatic has a marginally better torque-to-weight ratio than the Magnite. So, it will offer slightly better driveability than the Magnite turbo CVT automatic.

    Magnite 2020 vs Sonet 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Magnite 2020 are:

    • LED Bi-projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 360-degree camera
    • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    • Keyless entry w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Cruise Control
    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    • 7-inch digital MID
    • Rear defogger
    • Rear wiper & washer

    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
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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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