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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.

KIA SONET VS HYUNDAI VENUE

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

 

KIA SONET VS HYUNDAI VENUE

 

Specifications

 

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  

 

Capacity

 

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  

 

Features

 

Safety

 

Airbags 2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger) 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)  
Child Seat Anchor Points                                NO               YES  
Seat Belt Wa
ing
                    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
 
Tu
Indicators on ORVM
NO NO  
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  

 

Exterior

 

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


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Lighting

 

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


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Instrumentation

 

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
ing
YES YES  
Door Ajar Wa
ing
YES YES  
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    

 

Colors

 

  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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