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Kia Sonet Turbo Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Kia Sonet turbo petrol or diesel, then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Sonet and look at the price difference between the diesel and turbo petrol variants. Using their prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you would need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Sonet will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

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Kia Sonet Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Kia Sonet turbo petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Sonet diesel over the Sonet turbo petrol.

KIA SONET TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES - EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (JUNE 2022)

Variants

Turbo Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

HTK Plus Manual

Rs. 9,99,000

Rs. 36,000

Rs. 10,35,000

HTX Manual

Rs. 10,79,000

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 11,19,000

HTX AE Manual

Rs. 11,19,000

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 11,59,000

HTX Plus DT Manual

Rs. 11,75,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 11,95,000

GTX Plus DT Manual

Rs. 12,09,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 12,29,000

HTX Plus Manual

Rs. 12,09,000

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 12,49,000

GTX Plus Manual

Rs. 12,45,000

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 12,85,000

HTX Automatic

Rs. 11,39,000

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 11,99,000

HTX AE Automatic

Rs. 11,79,000

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 12,39,000

GTX Plus DT Automatic

Rs. 12,99,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 13,19,000

GTX Plus Automatic

Rs. 13,09,000

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 13,69,000

For the Kia Sonet diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 40,000 more than the turbo petrol.

With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price for the Sonet diesel is Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 60,000 higher than the turbo petrol.

Kia Sonet Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - June 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

KIA SONET COST PER KM (JUNE 2022)

 

Turbo Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 96.76

Rs. 7.1

Rs. 89.66

Manual Mileage

18.2kmpl

5.9kmpl

24.1kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.32

Rs. 1.6

Rs. 3.72

Automatic Mileage

18.3kmpl

0.7kmpl

19kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.29

Rs. 0.57

Rs. 4.72

At the current fuel prices, the Kia Sonet turbo petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.6 more than the Kia Sonet diesel manual for every kilometre you drive.

With the automatic, the Kia Sonet diesel will save you Rs. 0.57 compared to the turbo petrol automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Kia Sonet Diesel

KIA SONET TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL KM TO RECOVER (JUNE 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

HTK Plus Manual

22,554km

HTX Manual

25,060km

HTX AE Manual

25,060km

HTX Plus DT Manual

12,530km

GTX Plus DT Manual

12,530km

HTX Plus Manual

25,060km

GTX Plus Manual

25,060km

HTX Automatic

1,05,544km

HTX AE Automatic

1,05,544km

GTX Plus DT Automatic

35,181km

GTX Plus Automatic

1,05,544km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 12,530km to 25,060km with the Kia Sonet diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Sonet turbo petrol.

With the automatic, you’ll have to cover 35,181km to 1.06 lakh km with the Sonet diesel to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Sonet turbo petrol.

Should You Buy Kia Sonet Turbo Petrol Or Diesel?

The price difference between the Sonet turbo petrol-manual and turbo diesel-manual variants varies quite a bit from one trim to the other. So, the HTK Plus diesel-manual buyer can recover the higher upfront cost in under 23,000km. For other variants, you’ll need to drive the Sonet diesel for over 25,000km to recover the higher upfront cost. The Sonet’s smaller dimensions than the Seltos and torquey diesel engine gives it better performance than even the Seltos diesel. And this small price difference makes it a compelling choice.

For the diesel-automatic buyer, the km-to-breakeven figure is around 35,000km to 1 lakh kilometre. This stark difference is because of the torque converter automatic of the diesel engine. It’s quite inefficient but a tried and tested piece of technology. The turbo petrol’s quick-shifting and efficient dual-clutch automatic is a new-age technology, which is yet to prove itself as a reliable long-term partner. So, if you value reliability more than efficiency and see yourself covering more than 50,000km during the ownership, then the Sonet diesel automatic is a good choice.

The 2 major advantages of the Sonet turbo petrol are:

  • Sub-1.0L displacement makes insurance slightly cheaper
  • ACMT (Auto-Clutch Manual Transmission) makes it almost as easy to drive in traffic as an automatic

If not for these 2 reasons, the Sonet diesel would’ve been an easy recommendation over the Sonet turbo petrol.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

1 Comments

  1. D Divyansh says:
    June 07 2022 19:22:35

    Totally consfused on which to buy between Sonet GTX plus diesel automatic vs Sonet GTX plus petrol iMT. My driving on an average is around 20-30 kms per day. And if i buy the petrol engine, will it have degrading mileage over the years with iMT? I want to buy diesel but its waiting is quite longer and a bit more in price than petrol. Please suggest and help me Prathu.

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