KIA SONET VS HYUNDAI VENUE : Which one to buy ?

Compare Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue

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 (litres) 392 350
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 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 Turning Radius (metres) 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 Warning                     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 – Internal Only Manual – Internal 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 Internally Adjustable
Turn 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 Internal with Key
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured Black


Roof Mounted Antenna YES NO
Body-Coloured 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 Warning YES YES
Door Ajar Warning 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


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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