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Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet: Which SUV Sub-4m Should I Buy?

Nissan launched the Magnite SUV with a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It takes models like Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Vitara Brezza, and Tata Nexon. So, let's see Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet and find out which one offers better value at comparable prices.

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet: Dimensions



































Nissan MagniteKia Sonet
Length3994mm3995m
Width1758mm1790mm
Height1572mm1642mm
Wheelbase2500mm2500mm
Boot Space336L392L

Sonet is longer, wider, and longer than Magnite. However, the wheelbase is identical on both SUVs.

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet: Engine


Since Magnite is an exclusive offering of petrol, we compare it to the Kia Sonet's various petrol models.




































Nissan MagniteKia Sonet
Engine1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol1.0-litre turbocharged petrol1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol1.0-litre turbocharged petrol
Power72PS100PS83PS120PS
Torque96Nm160Nm/152Nm115Nm172Nm
Transmission5MT5MT/CVT5MT6iMT/7DCT

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet: Price comparison


Here we will only compare the similar price




















































































Nissan MagniteKia Sonet
1.0L XE Rs 4.99 lakh
1.0L XL Rs 5.99 lakh
1.0L XV Rs 6.68 lakh/ Rs 6.82 lakh (DT)1.2 HTE Rs 6.71 lakh
1.0L Turbo XL Rs 6.99 lakh
1.0L XV Premium Rs 7.55 lakh/ Rs 7.69 lakh (DT)1.2 HTK Rs 7.59 lakh
1.0L Turbo XV Rs 7.68 lakh/ Rs 7.82 lakh (DT)
1.0L Turbo XV Premium Rs 8.45 lakh/ Rs 8.59 (DT)1.2 HTK+ Rs 8.45 lakh
1.0L Turbo XV Premium (O) Rs 8.55 lakh/ Rs 8.69 lakh (DT)
1.0T HTK+ 6iMT Rs 9.49 lakh
1.0T HTX 6iMT Rs 9.99 lakh
1.0T HTX+ 6iMT Rs 11.65 lakh
1.0T GTX+ 6iMT Rs 11.99 lakh
AutomaticAutomatic
1.0L Turbo XL CVT Rs 7.89 lakh
1.0L Turbo XV CVT Rs 8.58 lakh/ Rs 8.72 lakh (DT)
1.0L Turbo XV Premium CVT Rs 9.35 lakh/ Rs 9.49 (DT)
1.0L Turbo XV Premium (O) 9.45 lakh/ Rs 9.59 lakh (DT)
1.0T HTK+ 7DCT Rs 10.49 lakh
1.0T GTX+ 7DCT Rs 12.89 lakh


Nissan Magnite XV vs Kia Sonet 1.2L EL



















Nissan Magnite XVRs 6.68 lakh
Kia Sonet 1.2L HTERs 6.71 lakh
DifferenceRs 3,000 (Sonet is more expensive)


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Safety Nissan Magnite XVKia Sonet 1.2 HTE
Airbags22
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear parking sensorsYesYes
ISOFIX child seat anchorsYesNo
Day/night IRVMManualManual
Fog lampsLEDNo
Central lockingYes with keyless entryYes
Exterior
HeadlampsHalogenHalogen
Auto headlampsNoNo
DRLsLEDNo
Wheels195/60 R16 Alloys195/65 R15 steel wheels with covers
Rear washer and wiperYesNo
DefoggerYesNo
ORVMElectrically adjustable and foldableElectrically adjustable
Interior
Height-adjustable driver’s seatYesNo
ACAuto ACManual AC
Rear AC ventsNoYes
Adjustable headrestFront and rearFront
Front armrestNoNo
Rear armrestYesNo
60:40 split rear seatsYesNo
Infotainment8-inch touchscreen infotainment systemNo
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoYes (wireless)No
Parking cameraYesNo
Digital driver’s display7-inchNo
Push-button startYesNo
Connected car techNoNo
Steering-mounted controlsYesNo
SunroofNoNo
Cruise controlNoNo
Power windowsYesFront
Adjustable steeringTiltTilt


The verdict: Magnite is our natural choice here. It offers many more features than the Sonet despite being affordable. If you like, you can shell out another Rs 39,000 for Magnite's Tech Pack, which adds features like an air purifier, wireless charging pad, and JBL premium audio system.

(RELATED: KIA SONET VS HYUNDAI VENUE: Which one to buy? )

Nissan Magnite Turbo XL vs Kia Sonet 1.2L LT



















Nissan Magnite XL TurboRs 6.99 lakh
Kia Sonet 1.2L HTERs 6.71 lakh
DifferenceRs 18,000 (Magnite is more expensive)


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Safety Nissan Magnite Turbo XLKia Sonet 1.2L HTE
Airbags22
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear parking sensorsYesYes
ISOFIX child seat anchorsYesNo
Day/night IRVMManualManual
Fog lampsNoNo
Central lockingYesYes
Electronic stability programYesNo
Hill launch assistYesNo
Traction controlYesNo
Exterior
HeadlampsHalogenHalogen
Auto headlampsNoNo
DRLsNoNo
Wheels195/60 R16 steel wheels with covers195/65 R15 steel wheels with covers
Rear washer and wiperYesNo
DefoggerYesNo
ORVMElectrically adjustable and foldableElectrically adjustable
Interior
Height-adjustable driver’s seatNoNo
ACAuto ACManual
Rear AC ventsNoYes
Adjustable headrestFront and rearFront
Front armrestNoNo
Rear armrestYesNo
60:40 split rear seatsYesNo
Infotainment2-din music system with Bluetooth2-din music system with Bluetooth
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoNoNo
Parking cameraNoNo
Connected car techNoNo
Steering-mounted controlsYesYes
SunroofNoNo
Cruise controlNoNo
Power windowsYesFront
Adjustable steeringTiltTilt


The verdict: The Nissan Magnite gets a lot of safety features and a few extra amenities on the Sonet. The premium it attracts for these characteristics is justified in our opinion. So the new Nissan wins again.

(RELATED: Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet: Price, specs, features)

Nissan Magnite Turbo XV Premium vs Kia Sonet 1.2L HTK +



















Nissan Magnite Turbo XV PremiumRs 8.45 lakh
Kia Sonet 1.2L HTK+Rs 8.45 lakh
DifferenceNil


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Safety Nissan Magnite Turbo XV PremiumKia Sonet 1.2L HTK+
Airbags22
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear parking sensorsYesYes
ISOFIX child seat anchorsYesNo
Day/night IRVMManualManual
Fog lampsLEDProjector
Electronic stability controlYesNo
Traction controlYesNo
Hill launch assistYesNo
360-degree cameraYesNo
Tyre pressure monitoring systemYesNo
Central lockingYes with keyless entryYes with keyless entry
Exterior
HeadlampsLEDHalogen
Auto headlampsNoYes
DRLsYesNo
Wheels195/60 R16 Diamond cut alloys215/60 R16 styled wheels
Rear washer and wiperYesNo
DefoggerYesYes
ORVMElectrically adjustable and foldableElectrically adjustable and foldable
Interior
Height-adjustable driver’s seatYesYes
ACAutoAuto
Rear AC ventsYesYes
Adjustable headrestFront and rearFront
Front armrestYesNo
Rear armrestYesNo
60:40 split rear seatsYesNo
Infotainment8-inch touchscreen infotainment system8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoYes (wireless)Yes (wireless)
Parking cameraYesYes with rear view monitor
Connected car techNoNo
Steering-mounted controlsYesYes
Driver’s display7-inchNo
Push-button startYesNo
SunroofNoNo
Cruise controlYesNo
Power windowsYesYes
Adjustable steeringTiltTilt


The Verdict: Magnite is outperforming the Sonet, and offers several other features at a similar price. For an additional 10,000 rupees, Magnite also offers connected car technology in the XV Premium (O) variant, which is way too high in our opinion.

We hope this Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet helps you make your decision easier.

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