The Kia Sonet is the latest entrant in the small SUV segment in India. But could this new kid on the block give Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza a tough competition? Let’s try to find out.
Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Which is more spacious?
The Sonet measures 3,995 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,642 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is 3,995 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width and 1,640 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. And when it comes to boot capacity, the Sonet offers 392 litres of box space versus the Vitara Brezza’s 328 litre box capacity.
|Length||3,995 mm||3,995 mm|
|Width||1,790 mm||1,790 mm|
|Height||1,642 mm||1,640 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,500 mm||2,500 mm|
These numbers reveal that both SUVs have the same wheelbase and are long and wide. However, the Sonet is a bit taller but has a much larger trunk compared to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Which One Has More Features?
This is the segment where the Kia Sonet has a clear advantage over the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Sonet comes equipped with features such as a 10.25-inch infotainment system with UVO connection kit, all-digital instrument panel, ventilated front seats, tire pressure control system, ambient lighting system, BOSE sound system, air purification system with Virus Protect function, wireless charging pad, sunroof Electric, automatic air conditioning, rear air conditioning vents, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, etc. The Sonet is also the only SUV in its class with various driving modes (normal, eco, and sport) and traction modes (snow, mud, and sand).
In comparison to this, the Vitara Brezza has a 7-inch Smartplay studio that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, automatic headlights and steering controls, automatic LED headlights with DRL, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic climate control. , Keyless entry. , Cruise control and an on / off button.
Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Which Will Keep You Safer?
The base Sonet model includes provisions like dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors, cruise alert system, driver seat belt with pretensioners, etc. But the top will come with six airbags, electronic stability control, ramp assist, vehicle stability management, rear parking camera, speed alert system, etc.
However, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol has two front airbags, ABS, EBD, reversing sensors, a reverse parking camera, a speed alert system and a hill retention system (automatic variants only).
Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Which Is Better?
The Sonet is available with a choice between petrol engines (naturally aspirated 1.2-litre unit and 1.0-litre turbo engine) and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The 1.2-litre engine generates 82 bhp with 115 Nm of torque and is offered in with a five-speed manual gearbox. The Kia Sonet Turbo, on the other hand, has 118 horsepower with 172 Nm on tap and is offered with a choice between the iMT gearbox and the seven-speed DCT transmission. The Kia Sonet diesel is available in two variants: WGT and VGT. The Sonet Diesel WGT produces 99 bhp with 240 Nm and is only paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the Sonet diesel VGT produces 113 bhp, 250 Nm and is offered with a torque converter six-speed automatic transmission.
However, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available with a 1.5-litre K15 engine that produces 103 bhp and 138 Nm of maximum torque. This engine is available with a choice of a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The automatic Vitara Brezza gets a Progressive Smart Hybrid system that includes a dual lithium-ion battery system to increase fuel efficiency, idle start and stop, torque assist and brake energy regeneration functions.
|Sonet 1.2-litre||5-MT||82 bhp||115 Nm|
|Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo||6-iMT / 7-DCT||118 bhp||172 Nm|
|Sonet diesel WGT||6-MT||99 bhp||240 Nm|
|Sonet diesel VGT||6-AT||113 bhp||250 Nm|
|Vitara Brezza||5-MT / 4-AT||103 bhp||138 Nm|
Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Which Is More Fuel-efficient?
- Kia Sonet 1.2-L petrol: 18.4 km/l
- Kia Sonet Turbo petrol (iMT): 18.3 km/l
- Kia Sonet Turbo petrol (DCT): 18.4 km/l
- Kia Sonet WGT (MT): 24.1 km/l
- Kia Sonet VGT (AT): 19 km/l
- Vitara Brezza (MT): 17.03 km/l
- Vitara Brezza (AT): 18.76 km/l
This reveals that the Kia Sonet with a manual transmission is more fuel efficient than the Vitara Brezza, but the latter with an automatic gearbox provides better fuel economy.
Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Which is Cheaper to Buy?
The 1.2-litre Sonet petrol starts at ₹ 6.71 lakh and goes up to ₹ 8.45 lakh. On the other hand, the Sonet Turbo iMT petrol ranges from ₹ 9.49 lakh to ₹ 11.99 lakh, while the Sonet Turbo DCT is at ₹ 10.49 lakh. The Sonet diesel AT starts at ₹ 8.05 lakh and goes up to ₹11.99 lakh, while the Sonet diesel AT costs ₹ 10.39 lakh,
On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (MT) starts at ₹ 7.34 lakh and extends up to ₹ 9.98 lakh. As for the automatic Vitara Brezza, it starts at ₹ 9.75 lakh and extends all the way up to ₹ 11.4 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
|Sonet 1.2-litre petrol||₹6.71 lakh – ₹8.45 lakh|
|Sonet Turbo iMT||₹9.49 lakh – ₹11.99 lakh|
|Sonet Turbo DCT||₹10.49 lakh|
|Sonet diesel MT||₹8.05 lakh – ₹11.99 lakh|
|Sonet diesel AT||₹10.39 lakh|
|Vitara Brezza MT||₹7.34 lakh – ₹9.98 lakh|
|Vitara Brezza AT||₹9.75 lakh – ₹11.4 lakh|