KIA SONET VS HYUNDAI VENUE : Which one to buy ?

Kia Motors finally announced its entry into the highly competitive small SUV segment with the new Sonet. At Rs 6.71 lakh - Rs 11.99 lakh, the Kia Sonet competes head-to-head against various cars, including Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra XUV300.


Interestingly, Kia's new compact SUV shares its platform and various components with one of its main competitors: the Hyundai Venue. Both models are completely different from each other. Let's take a look at all the similarities and differences between Sonet and Venue.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue: 1.2-liter Petrol engine


  Price (ex-showroom)
Sonet 1.2-litre ₹6.71 lakh - ₹8.45 lakh
Venue 1.2-litre ₹6.75 lakh - ₹8.37 lakh


Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue: 1.0-litre Turbo engine


  Price (ex-showroom)
Sonet Turbo iMT ₹9.49 lakh - ₹11.99 lakh
Sonet Turbo DCT ₹10.49 lakh
Venue Turbo MT ₹8.51 lakh - ₹10.9 lakh
Venue Turbo iMT ₹10 lakh - ₹11.26 lakh
Venue Turbo DCT ₹9.65 lakh - ₹11.63 lakh






Engine & Transmission


Engine 1197 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC 1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC  
Engine Type Smartstream G 1.2 1.2 l Kappa  
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol  
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 82 bhp @ 6300 rpm 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm  
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 115 Nm @ 4200 rpm 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm  
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl) 18.4 17.52  
Driving Range (Km) 828 788  
Drivetrain FWD FWD  
Transmission Manual - 5 Gears Manual - 5 Gears  
Emission Standard BS 6 BS 6  


Dimensions & Weight


Length (mm) 3995 3995  
Width (mm) 1790 1770  
Height (mm) 1647 1590  
Wheelbase (mm) 2500 2500  
Ground Clearance (mm) NO 195  




Doors (Doors) 5 5
Seating Capacity (Person) 5 5
No of Seating Rows (Rows) 2 2
Bootspace (liters) 392 350
Fuel Tank Capacity (liters) 45 45


Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres


Front Suspension McPherson Strut with Coil Spring McPherson Strut with coil Spring  
Rear Suspension Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring Coupled Torsion Beam Axie with Coil Spring  
Front Brake Type Disc Disc  
Rear Brake Type Drum Drum  
Minimum Tu
ing Radius (meters)
5.1 5.1  
Steering Type Power-assisted (Electric) Power-assisted (Electric)  
Wheels Steel Rims Steel Rims  
Spare Wheel Steel Steel  
Front Tyres 195 / 65 R15 195 / 65 R15  
Rear Tyres 195 / 65 R15 195 / 65 R15  






Airbags 2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger) 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)  
Child Seat Anchor Points                                NO               YES  
Seat Belt Wa
                    YES                    YES  


Braking & Traction


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) YES YES
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) YES YES
Brake Assist (BA) YES YES
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) NO NO
Hill Hold Control NO NO
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) NO NO


Locks & Security


Engine immobilizer YES YES
Central Locking  

With Key
With Key
Speed Sensing Door Lock YES YES
Child Safety Lock YES YES


Comfort & Convenience


Air Conditioner Yes (Manual) Yes (Manual)  
Front AC Single Zone, Common Fan Speed Control Single Zone, Common Fan Speed Control  
Rear AC Blower, Vents Behind Front Armrest NO  
Heater YES YES  
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors NO NO  
Cabin-Boot Access YES YES  
Anti-glare Mirrors Manual - Inte
al Only
Manual - Inte
al Only
Parking Sensors Rear Rear  
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder YES YES  
Steering Adjustment Tilt Tilt  
12V Power Outlets YES 1  


Seats & Upholstery


Driver Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down) 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down) 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment NO 2 way manually adjustable
Seat Upholstery Fabric Fabric
Driver Armrest YES NO
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench Bench
Interiors Single Tone Single Tone
Interior Colours Black black
Folding Rear Seat Full Full
Front Seatback Pockets NO YES
Head-rests Front & Rear Front and Rear


Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers


Power Windows Front Only Front Only  
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable Inte
ally Adjustable
Indicators on ORVM
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured Black  
Interior Door Handles Silver Painted  
Door Pockets Front & Rear Front & Rear  
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release Inte
al with Key
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured Black  




Roof-Mounted Antenna YES NO  
Body-colored Bumpers YES YES  
Body Kit Cladding - Black/Grey NO  
Rub - Strips NO NO  




Daytime Running Lights NO NO  
Headlights Halogen Halogen  
Tail Lights Halogen Halogen  
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear Centre  
Headlight Height Adjuster      




Instrument Cluster Analogue – Digital Digital  
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips Electronic 2 Trips  
Average Fuel Consumption YES YES  
Average Speed NO YES  
Distance to Empty YES NO  
Clock Digital Digital  
Low Fuel Level Wa
Door Ajar Wa
Adjustable Cluster Brightness NO NO  
Shift Indicator Dynamic Dynamic  
Tachometer Analogue Digital  
Instantaneous Consumption YES NO  


Manufacturer Warranty


Warranty (Years) 3 3    
Warranty (Kilometres) Unlimited Unlimited    




  Intelligency  Blue Tectonic Blue  
Aurora Black Pearl Daytona Grey
Gravity Grey Foliage Green
Beige Gold Pure Silver
Steel Silver Flame Red
Intense Red Calgary White

Glacier White Pearl



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