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

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
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


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)
Steering TypePower-assisted (Electric)Power-assisted (Electric)
WheelsSteel RimsSteel Rims
Spare WheelSteelSteel
Front Tyres195 / 65 R15195 / 65 R15
Rear Tyres195 / 65 R15195 / 65 R15



Airbags2 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)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
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
Indicators on ORVM
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


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


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


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

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years)33
Warranty (Kilometres)UnlimitedUnlimited


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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