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    New Hyundai i20 vs Kia Sonet - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 07 Nov 2020

    Which car is better: Hyundai i20 or Kia Sonet? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    New Hyundai i20 vs Kia Sonet

    New i20 vs Sonet 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    NEW i20 VS SONET | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    New Hyundai i20

    Kia Sonet

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Magna

    ₹6.80

    HTE 1.2

    ₹6.71

    Sportz

    ₹7.60

    HTK 1.2

    ₹7.59

    Asta

    ₹8.70

    HTK+ 1.2

    ₹8.45

    Sportz Turbo 1.0

    ₹8.80

    HTK+

    ₹9.49

    Asta (O)

    ₹9.20

    HTX

    ₹9.99

    Asta Turbo 1.0

    ₹9.90

    HTX+

    ₹11.65

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹11.99


    Hyundai i20 prices start from Rs. 6.80 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.90 lakh for the petrol manual powertrain. The Kia Sonet turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 6.71 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh.

    NEW i20 VS SONET | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    New Hyundai i20

    Kia Sonet

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Sportz

    ₹8.60

    HTK+

    ₹10.49

    Asta

    ₹9.70

    GTX+

    ₹12.89

    Asta Turbo 1.0

    ₹10.67

    -

    -

    Asta (O) Turbo 1.0

    ₹11.18

    -

    -


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Hyundai i20 prices start from Rs. 8.60 lakh. Hyundai i20 petrol automatic is Rs. 77,000 to 1.0 lakh 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.

    NEW i20 VS SONET | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    New Hyundai i20

    Kia Sonet

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Magna

    ₹8.20

    HTE

    ₹8.05

    Sportz

    ₹9.00

    HTK

    ₹8.99

    Asta(O)

    ₹10.60

    HTK+

    ₹9.49

    -

    -

    HTX

    ₹9.99

    -

    -

    HTX+

    ₹11.65

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹11.99


    Hyundai i20 prices start from Rs. 8.20 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.60 lakh for the diesel manual powertrain. The Kia Sonet diesel manual prices start from Rs. 8.05 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh.

    NEW i20 VS SONET | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    New Hyundai i20

    Kia Sonet

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    -

    -

    HTK+

    ₹10.39

    -

    -

    GTX+

    ₹12.89

    For the diesel automatic powertrain, Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 10.39 lakh. Kia Sonet diesel automatic is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the manual. The all-new Hyundai i20 is not available with diesel automatic powertrain.

    New i20 vs Sonet 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Hyundai i20 is 3995mm long, 1775mm wide and 1505mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2580mm. The Hyundai i20 has a boot space of 311 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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    NEW i20 VS SONET | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Hyundai i20

    Difference

    Kia Sonet

    Length (mm)

    3995

    0

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1775

    15

    1790

    Height (mm)

    1505

    142

    1647

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2580

    80

    2500

    Boot Space (litre)

    311

    81

    392

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    170

    35

    205

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    37

    8

    45

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    185/55 R15

    -

    195/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/55 R16

    -

    215/60 R16

    Dimension Review

    • The i20 and the Sonet are equally long.
    • The Sonet is wider than the i20 by 15mm.
    • The Sonet is taller than the i20 by 142mm.
    • The i20 has a longer wheelbase than the Sonet; by 80mm.
    • The Sonet has 81 litres more boot space than the i20.
    • The Sonet has 35mm more ground clearance than the new i20.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Sonet is a larger car than the i20. So, it will have a better road presence than the i20.

    New i20 vs Sonet 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    NEW i20 VS SONET | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    New Hyundai i20

    Kia Sonet

    Engine

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    Displacement

    1197 cc

    1197 cc

    998 cc

    998 cc

    1197 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    3

    3

    4

    Maximum Power

    83PS @ 6600rpm

    88PS @ 6600rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6300rpm

    Peak Torque

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    115Nm @ 4200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    -

    6-speed ACMT

    6-speed ACMT

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    20.35kmpl

    -

    20kmpl

    18.2kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    7-speed DCT

    -

    Automatic FE

    -

    19.65kmpl

    20.25kmpl

    18.3kmpl

    -

    New i20 Petrol vs Sonet Petrol

    The new Hyundai i20’s 1.2 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 83PS of maximum power and 115Nm of peak torque with the 5-speed manual transmission. With the automatic, the power figure increases to 88PS. The torque output remains the same for both manual and CVT type automatic transmission and it peaks at 4200rpm. The new Hyundai i20 1.2L petrol manual has a mileage of 20.35kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 19.65kmpl.

    The new i20 also gets a 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine that 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 new Hyundai i20 1.0L turbo petrol manual has a mileage of 20kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 20.25kmpl.

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    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 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.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Sonet 1.2 and i20 1.2 petrol manual have identical power output.
    • With the automatic transmission, the i20 1.2 petrol has 5PS more power than the Sonet 1.2L petrol manual.
    • The Sonet turbo and i20 turbo have identical power output.
    • The Sonet 1.2 and the i20 1.2 petrol have an identical torque output.
    • The Sonet turbo and i20 turbo have identical torque output.
    • The i20 petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Sonet.
    • The i20 1.2 petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet 1.2. So, it will offer better driveability.
    • The i20 turbo petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet turbo. So, it will offer better driveability.

    NEW i20 VS SONET | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    New Hyundai i20

    Kia Sonet

    Engine

    1.5 L Diesel

    1.5 L Diesel

    Displacement

    1493 cc

    1493 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    25.2kmpl

    24.1kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed TC

    Automatic FE

    -

    19kmpl

    i20 Diesel vs Sonet Diesel

    The new Hyundai i20 1.5 L, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 240Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 25.2kmpl.

    Kia Sonet gets a 1.5 L, 4-cylinder diesel engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 240Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. This same engine makes 115PS of power and 250Nm of torque with the 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Kia Sonet diesel manual has a mileage of 24.1kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 19kmpl.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • The new i20 and the Sonet have identical power output.
    • The new i20 and the Sonet have identical torque output.
    • The new i20 diesel is more fuel-efficient than the Sonet.
    • The i20 diesel has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Sonet diesel. So, it’ll offer better drivability.

    New i20 vs Sonet 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of new i20 are:

    • Auto headlamps
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Side & curtain airbags
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    • Electric sunroof
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Cruise control
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Keyless entry w/ push start/stop button
    • 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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