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

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

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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