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

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 28 Sep 2020

    We compare the Kia Sonet petrol and diesel against other B2-segment SUVs based on prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.

     


    Kia Sonet 2020 vs Competition

    Kia Sonet Turbo Petrol vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    Kia Sonet prices start from Rs. 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Nissan Magnite, Hyundai VenueMaruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaFord EcoSportMahindra XUV300Honda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser and Tata Nexon in the segment. The complete price list of the petrol-powered Sonet is as follows:

    B2-SEGMENT SUV | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | DEC 2020

    Kia Sonet

    Nissan Magnite

    Toyota Urban Cruiser

    Maruti Suzuki

    Brezza

    Honda

    WR-V

    Tata

    Nexon

    Ford

    EcoSport

    Mahindra

    XUV300

    Hyundai

    Venue

     

    XE

    ₹4,99,000

                 
     

    XL

    ₹5,99,000

                 

    HTE 1.2

    ₹6,71,000

    XV

    ₹6,88,000

               

    1.2 E

    ₹6,75,000

     

    1.0L Turbo XL

    ₹6,99,000

         

    XE

    ₹6,99,900

         

    HTK 1.2

    ₹7,59,000

    XV Premium

    ₹7,55,000

     

    LXI

    ₹7,34,000

           

    1.2 S

    ₹7,45,000

     

    1.0L Turbo XV

    ₹7,68,000

         

    XM

    ₹7,84,500

       

    1.2 S+

    ₹8,36,900

    HTK+ 1.2

    ₹8,45,000

    1.0L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹8,45,000

    MID

    ₹8,40,000

    VXI

    ₹8,35,000

    SV

    ₹8,50,000

    XM (S)

    ₹8,36,500

    Ambiente

    ₹8,17,500

    W4

    ₹8,30,000

    1.0L Turbo S

    ₹8,51,000

             

    XZ

    ₹8,84,500

    Trend

    ₹8,97,500

       

    HTK+ iMT

    ₹9,49,000

     

    HIGH

    ₹9,15,000

    ZXI

    ₹9,10,000

     

    XZ+

    ₹9,64,500

     

    W6

    ₹9,15,000

    1.0L Turbo SX

    ₹9,84,000

    HTX iMT

    ₹9,99,000

     

    PREMIUM

    ₹9,80,000

    ZXI+

    ₹9,75,000

    VX

    ₹9,70,000

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹9,84,500

    Titanium

    ₹9,76,500

     

    1.0L Turbo SX iMT

    ₹9,99,990

             

    XZ+ (S)

    ₹10,24,500

       

    1.0L Turbo SX Sport iMT

    ₹10,25,360

             

    XZ+ (S) Dual Tone

    ₹10,44,500

         
             

    XZ+ (O)

    ₹10,54,500

    Titanium+

    ₹10,66,500

    W8

    ₹10,60,000

     
             

    XZ+ (O) Dual Tone

    ₹10,74,500

    Thunder

    ₹10,66,500

     

    1.0L Turbo SX(O)

    ₹10,90,000

    HTX+ iMT

    ₹11,65,000

             

    S

    ₹11,21,500

     

    1.0L Turbo SX(O) iMT

    ₹11,13,500

    GTX+ iMT

    ₹11,99,000

               

    W8(O)

    ₹11,84,000

    1.0L Turbo SX(O) Sport iMT

    ₹11,25,900


    Kia Sonet petrol manual is available in 7 variants: HTE 1.2, HTK 1.2, HTK+ 1.2, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+.

    • Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 6.71 lakh. Sonet HTE 1.2 costs Rs. 1.72 lakh more than Nissan Magnite's entry-level variant.
    • Sonet GTX+ ACMT costs Rs. 11.99 lakh and that makes it the most expensive petrol manual B2-segment SUV.

    B2-SEGMENT SUV | PETROL AUTOMATIC | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | DEC 2020

    Kia Sonet

    Nissan Magnite

    Toyota Urban Cruiser

    Maruti Suzuki

    Brezza

    Tata

    Nexon

    Ford

    EcoSport

    Hyundai

    Venue

     

    1.0L Turbo XL

    ₹7,89,000

             
     

    1.0L Turbo XV

    ₹8,58,000

       

    XM

    ₹8,44,500

       
     

    1.0L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹9,35,000

    G

    ₹9,80,000

    VXI

    ₹9,75,000

    XM (S)

    ₹8,96,500

     

    1.0L Turbo S

    ₹9,65,000

           

    XZ+

    ₹10,24,500

       
           

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹10,44,500

       

    HTK+

    ₹10,49,000

     

    V

    ₹10,65,000

    ZXI

    ₹10,50,000

    XZ+ (S)

    ₹10,84,500

    Titanium

    ₹10,66,500

     
           

    XZ+ (S) Dual Tone

    ₹11,04,500

       
           

    XZ+ (O)

    ₹11,14,500

     

    1.0L Turbo SX+

    ₹11,40,000

    GTX+

    ₹12,89,000

     

    VX

    ₹11,30,000

    ZXI+

    ₹11,15,000

    XZ+ (O) Dual Tone

    ₹11,34,500

    Titanium+

    ₹11,57,000

    1.0 Turbo SX+ Sport

    ₹11,63,400


    Kia Sonet turbo petrol automatic is available in 2 variants: HTK+ and GTX+.

    • Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 10.49 lakh. Sonet HTK+ costs Rs. 2.6 lakh more than Nissan Magnite's entry-level petrol automatic variant.
    • Sonet GTX+ costs Rs. 12.89 lakh and that makes it the most expensive petrol automatic B2-segment SUV.

    Kia Sonet Diesel vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    Kia Sonet diesel prices start from Rs. 8.05 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport  Mahindra XUV300, Honda WR-V and Tata Nexon in the segment. The complete price list of the diesel-powered Sonet is as follows.

    Also Read - Kia Sonet Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    B2-SEGMENT SUV | DIESEL MANUAL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | DEC 2020

    Kia Sonet

    Tata Nexon

    Mahindra XUV300

    Ford EcoSport

    Hyundai Venue

    Honda WR-V

    HTE

    ₹8,05,000

    XE

    ₹8,45,000

    W4

    ₹8,69,000

    Ambiente

    ₹8,67,500

    E

    ₹8,14,800

     

    HTK

    ₹8,99,000

    XM

    ₹9,20,000

       

    S

    ₹9,05,800

     

    HTK+

    ₹9,49,000

     

    W6

    ₹9,50,000

    Trend

    ₹9,47,500

       
     

    XM (S)

    ₹9,70,000

     

    Titanium

    ₹9,99,900

    SX

    ₹9,99,999

    SV

    ₹9,80,000

     

    XZ

    ₹10,20,000

       

    SX Sport

    ₹10,35,700

    VX

    ₹10,99,000

     

    XZ+

    ₹11,00,000

    W8

    ₹10,95,000

    Titanium+

    ₹11,16,500

       

    HTX

    ₹9,99,000

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹11,20,000

     

    Thunder

    ₹11,16,500

    SX(O)

    ₹11,45,300

     

    HTX+

    ₹11,65,000

    XZ+ (S)

    ₹11,60,000

     

    S

    ₹11,71,500

    SX(O) Sport

    ₹11,57,700

     
     

    XZ+ (S) Dual Tone

    ₹11,80,000

           

    GTX+

    ₹11,99,000

    XZ+ (O)

    ₹11,90,000

           
     

    XZ+ (O) Dual Tone

    ₹12,10,000

    W8(O)

    ₹12,14,000

         


    Kia Sonet diesel manual is available in 6 variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+.

    • Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 8.05 lakh. Sonet HTE is the most affordable diesel car in the segment.
    • GTX+ is Sonet's most expensive variant with the diesel manual powertrain. It costs Rs. 11.99 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive diesel manual B2-segment SUV, Mahindra XUV300 W8(O), by Rs.15k.

    Also Read - Kia Sonet Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    B2-SEGMENT SUV | DIESEL AUTOMATIC | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | DEC 2020

    Kia Sonet

    Tata

    Nexon

    Mahindra

    XUV300

     

    XM

    ₹9,80,000

    W6

    ₹9,99,900

    HTK+

    ₹10,39,000

    XM (S)

    ₹10,30,000

     
     

    XZ+

    ₹11,60,500

    W8

    ₹11,49,800

     

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹11,80,000

     
     

    XZ+ (S)

    ₹12,20,000

     
     

    XZ+ (S) Dual Tone

    ₹12,40,000

     
     

    XZ+ (O)

    ₹12,50,000

     

    GTX+

    ₹12,89,000

    XZ+ (O) Dual Tone

    ₹12,70,000

    W8(O)

    ₹12,69,000


    Kia Sonet diesel automatic comes with 2 variants: HTK+ and GTX+.

    • Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 10.49 lakh. Sonet HTK+ costs Rs. 69k more than Tata Nexon's entry-level variant.
    • Sonet GTX+ is priced at Rs. 12.89 lakh and that makes it the most expensive diesel automatic B2-segment SUV.

    Kia Sonet 1.0 Turbo Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    B2-SEGMENT SUV

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Kia

    Sonet

    Nissan

    Magnite

    Toyota

    Urban Cruiser

    Honda

    WR-V

    Maruti Suzuki

    Brezza

    Tata

    Nexon

    Ford

    EcoSport

    Mahindra

    XUV300

    Hyundai

    Venue

    Displacement

    1.0

    1.2

    1.0

    1.0

    1.5

    1.2

    1.5

    1.2

    1.5

    1.2

    1.0

    1.2

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    3

    3

    4

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    3

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    998cc

    1197cc

    999cc

    999cc

    1462cc

    1199cc

    1462cc

    1199cc

    1496cc

    1197cc

    998cc

    1197cc

    Maximum Power

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6300rpm

    100PS @ 5000rpm

    72PS @ 6250rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    120PS @ 5500rpm

    122PS @ 6500rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    160Nm @ 2800-3600rpm

    96Nm @ 3500rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    149Nm @ 4500rpm

    200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    114Nm @ 4000rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    20kmpl

    18.75kmpl

    17.03kmpl

    16.5kmpl

    17.03kmpl

    17.57kmpl

    15.9kmpl

    17.5kmpl

    18.2kmpl

    17.27kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    7-speed DCT

    -

    CVT

    -

    4-speed torque converter

    -

    4-speed torque converter

    6-speed AMT

    6-speed torque converter

    -

    7- speed DCT

    -

    Automatic FE

    18.3kmpl

    -

    17.7kmpl

    -

    18.76kmpl

    -

    18.76kmpl

    16.35kmpl

    14.7kmpl

    -

    18.15kmpl

    -


    Kia Sonet is available with a 1.0L turbo petrol engine with a 6-speed auto-clutch manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 120PS and 172Nm, respectively. There’s also a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine, which makes 83PS of power and 115Nm of torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission.

    • Ford Ecosport produces 122PS of power. It has the most powerful engine in the segment, with 2PS more power than Sonet 1.0 turbo.
    • Mahindra XUV300 produces 200Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With a manual transmission, Nissan Magnite has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 20.0kmpl.
    • With automatic transmission, Maruti Suzuki Brezza hybrid petrol has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 18.76kmpl.

    Kia Sonet 1.5 Diesel vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    B2-SEGMENT SUV

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Kia Sonet

    Tata Nexon

    Mahindra XUV300

    Ford EcoSport

    Hyundai Venue

    Honda WR-V

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1493cc

    1493cc

    1497cc

    1497cc

    1498cc

    1493cc

    1498cc

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    110PS @ 4000rpm

    117PS @ 3750rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    Peak Torque

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

    215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    6-speed

    -

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    24.1kmpl

    -

    22.44kmpl

    20.1kmpl

    21.7kmpl

    23.29kmpl

    23.7kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    -

    6-speed TC

    6-speed AMT

    6-speed AMT

    -

    -

    -

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    -

    19kmpl

    22.44kmpl

    19.7kmpl

    -

    -

    -


    Kia Sonet is available with a 1.5L diesel engine with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. With the manual transmission, the power and torque output of this engine are 100PS and 240Nm, respectively. With the automatic, it makes 115PS of power and 250 Nm of torque.

    • Mahindra XUV300 produces 117PS of power. It has the most powerful engine in the segment, having 2PS more power than Sonet 1.5.
    • Mahindra XUV300 produces 300Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With a manual transmission, Kia Sonet diesel has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 24.1kmpl.
    • With automatic transmission, Tata Nexon diesel has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 22.44kmpl.

    Kia Sonet vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    B2-SEGMENT SUV

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Kia

    Sonet

    Nissan

    Magnite

    Toyota

    Urban Cruiser

    Honda

    WR-V

    Maruti Suzuki

    Brezza

    Tata

    Nexon

    Ford

    EcoSport

    Mahindra

    XUV300

    Hyundai

    Venue

    Length

    3995mm

    3994mm

    3995mm

    3999mm

    3995mm

    3993mm

    3998mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    Width

    1790mm

    1758mm

    1790mm

    1734mm

    1790mm

    1811mm

    1765mm

    1821mm

    1770mm

    Height

    1647mm

    1572mm

    1640mm

    1601mm

    1640mm

    1606mm

    1647mm

    1627mm

    1605mm

    Wheelbase

    2500mm

    2500mm

    2500mm

    2555mm

    2500mm

    2498mm

    2519mm

    2600mm

    2500mm

    Boot Space

    392-lt

    336-lt

    328-lt

    363-lt

    328-lt

    350-lt

    352-lt

    257-lt

    350-lt

    Ground Clearance

    205mm

    205mm

    200mm

    188mm

    200mm

    209mm

    200mm

    180mm

    190mm

    Fuel Tank

    45-lt

    40-lt

    48-lt

    40-lt

    48-lt

    44-lt

    52-lt

    42-lt

    45-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    195/65 R15

    195/60 R16

    205/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    205/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    195/65 R15

    205/65 R16

    195/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top)

    215/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    215/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    215/60 R16

    215/60 R16

    215/60 R16

    215/55 R17

    215/60 R16


    Kia Sonet is 3995mm long, 1790mm wide, 1647mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2500mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 392 litre. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. Sonet has a 205mm ground clearance, it rides on 215/60 R16 tyres size and has 45 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • Mahindra XUV300 is the widest car in the segment. It is 31mm wider than Sonet.
    • Ford EcoSport has a height of 1647mm, it is the tallest car in the segment.
    • Mahindra XUV300 has the longest wheelbase in the segment. Its wheelbase is longer than the Sonet’s by 100mm.
    • Kia Sonet has a boot space of 392-lt. It is the biggest boot space in the segment.
    • Tata Nexon's ground clearance of 209mm is the best in the segment.

    Also Read - Detailed Analysis - Sonet 1.2 Petrol vs Diesel - Should You Buy The Kia Sonet Diesel?

    Amongst all the B2-segment SUVs, Tata Nexon has the highest ground clearance, so it should be the last car to bottom-out on uneven roads. Kia Sonet has the biggest boot in the segment, so it can carry maximum luggage.

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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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