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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.



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


Specifications


Engine & Transmission

































































Engine1197 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine TypeSmartstream G 1.21.2 l Kappa
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Max Power (bhp@rpm)82 bhp @ 6300 rpm82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)115 Nm @ 4200 rpm114 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)18.417.52
Driving Range (Km)828788
DrivetrainFWDFWD
TransmissionManual - 5 GearsManual - 5 Gears
Emission StandardBS 6BS 6

Dimensions & Weight



































Length (mm)39953995
Width (mm)17901770
Height (mm)16471590
Wheelbase (mm)25002500
Ground Clearance (mm)NO195

Capacity






























Doors (Doors)55
Seating Capacity (Person)55
No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
Bootspace (litres)392350
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)4545

Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

































































Front SuspensionMcPherson Strut with Coil SpringMcPherson Strut with coil Spring
Rear SuspensionCoupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil SpringCoupled Torsion Beam Axie with Coil Spring
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrumDrum
Minimum Tu
ing Radius (metres)
5.15.1
Steering TypePower-assisted (Electric)Power-assisted (Electric)
WheelsSteel RimsSteel Rims
Spare WheelSteelSteel
Front Tyres195 / 65 R15195 / 65 R15
Rear Tyres195 / 65 R15195 / 65 R15

Features


Safety























Airbags2 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)YESYES
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)YESYES
Brake Assist (BA)YESYES
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)NONO
Hill Hold ControlNONO
Traction Control System (TC/TCS)NONO

Locks & Security

























Engine immobilizerYESYES
Central Locking 

With Key
With Key
Speed Sensing Door LockYESYES
Child Safety LockYESYES

Comfort & Convenience







































































Air ConditionerYes (Manual)Yes (Manual)
Front ACSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed ControlSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed Control
Rear ACBlower, Vents Behind Front ArmrestNO
HeaterYESYES
Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsNONO
Cabin-Boot AccessYESYES
Anti-glare MirrorsManual - Inte
al Only
Manual - Inte
al Only
Parking SensorsRearRear
Headlight & Ignition On ReminderYESYES
Steering AdjustmentTiltTilt
12V Power OutletsYES1

Seats & Upholstery




























































Driver Seat Adjustment6 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 Adjustment6 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 AdjustmentNO2 way manually adjustable
Seat UpholsteryFabricFabric
Driver ArmrestYESNO
Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
InteriorsSingle ToneSingle Tone
Interior ColoursBlackblack
Folding Rear SeatFullFull
Front Seatback PocketsNOYES
Head-restsFront & RearFront and Rear

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers





















































Power WindowsFront OnlyFront Only
Adjustable ORVMElectrically AdjustableInte
ally Adjustable
Tu
Indicators on ORVM
NONO
Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBlack
Interior Door HandlesSilverPainted
Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
Boot-lid OpenerElectric Tailgate ReleaseInte
al with Key
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBlack

Exterior





























Roof Mounted AntennaYESNO
Body-Coloured BumpersYESYES
Body KitCladding - Black/GreyNO
Rub - StripsNONO


Lighting



































Daytime Running LightsNONO
HeadlightsHalogenHalogen
Tail LightsHalogenHalogen
Cabin LampsFront and RearCentre
Headlight Height Adjuster


Instrumentation













































































Instrument ClusterAnalogue – DigitalDigital
Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel ConsumptionYESYES
Average SpeedNOYES
Distance to EmptyYESNO
ClockDigitalDigital
Low Fuel Level Wa
ing
YESYES
Door Ajar Wa
ing
YESYES
Adjustable Cluster BrightnessNONO
Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
TachometerAnalogueDigital
Instantaneous ConsumptionYESNO

Manufacturer Warranty



















Warranty (Years)33
Warranty (Kilometres)UnlimitedUnlimited

Colors






































Intelligency  BlueTectonic Blue
Aurora Black PearlDaytona Grey
Gravity GreyFoliage Green
Beige GoldPure Silver
Steel SilverFlame Red
Intense RedCalgary White

 
Glacier White Pearl

 

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