Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet: Price, specs, features

India's most popular car segment, the small SUV, now has a new competitor in the form of the new Kia Sonet. How does it compare to competitors like Tata Nexon?

Kia Sonet

Should you buy a Kia Sonet or a Tata Nexon? Find out which car is best for you - Compare the two models based on price, size, space, trunk space, cost of service, mileage, features, colors, and other specs. The Kia Sonet starts at Rs 6.71 for the old 1.2 lakh HTE (petrol) Ex-showroom and the Tata Nexon starts at Rs 6.99 lakh in the  XE (petrol) Ex-showroom. The Sonet has a 1,493cc engine (top diesel model), while the Nexon has a 1,497cc engine (a superior diesel model). In terms of mileage, the Sonet has miles of 24.1 kmpl (top diesel model) and the Nexon's mileage is 21.5 kmpl (top diesel model).

Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Comparison Overview


Key Highlights Tata Nexon Kia Sonet
Price ₹ 7.00 Lakh ₹ 6.72 Lakh
Engine Capacity 1199 cc 1197 cc
Power 118 bhp 82 bhp
Transmission Manual Manual
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol




Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Specifications

Engine & Transmission

Engine 1199 cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 2 Valves/Cylinder, SOHC 1197 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4

Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 1.2L Turbocharged Revotron Smartstream G 1.2  
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol  
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 118 bhp @ 5500 rpm 82 bhp @ 6300 rpm  
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 170 Nm @ 1750 rpm 115 Nm @ 4200 rpm  
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl) 17.4 18.4  
Driving Range (Km) 765.6 828  
Drivetrain FWD FWD  
Transmission Manual - 6 Gears, Sport Mode Manual - 5 Gears  
Emission Standard BS 6 BS 6  
Turbocharger/Supercharger Turbocharged No  

Dimensions & Weight

Length (mm) 3993 3995  
Width (mm) 1811 1790  
Height (mm) 1606 1647  
Wheelbase (mm) 2498 2500  
Ground Clearance (mm) 209 No  
Kerb Weight (kg) No No  


Doors (Doors) 5 5  
Seating Capacity (Person) 5 5  
No of Seating Rows (Rows) 2 2  
Boot space (liters) 350 392  
Fuel Tank Capacity (liters) 44 45  

Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

Front Suspension Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring McPherson Strut with Coil Spring  
Rear Suspension Semi-Independent; closed profile Twist beam with Coil Spring and shock absorber Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with

Coil Spring
Front Brake Type Disc Disc  
Rear Brake Type Drum Drum  
Minimum Tu
ing Radius (meters)
5.1 5.1  
Steering Type Power-assisted (Electric) Power-assisted (Electric)  
Wheels Steel Rims Steel Rims  
Spare Wheel Steel Steel  
Front Tyres 195 / 60 R16 195 / 65 R15  
Rear Tyres 195 / 60 R16 195 / 65 R15  


Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Features


Airbags 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger) 2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger)  
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes No  
Seat Belt Wa
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) Yes No  
Hill Hold Control Yes No  
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes No  

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes Yes  
Central Locking No With Key  
Speed Sensing Door Lock No 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

Rear AC No Blower, Vents Behind Front

Heater Yes Yes  
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only No  
Cabin-Boot Access Yes Yes  
Anti-glare Mirrors Manual - Inte
al Only
Manual - Inte
al Only
Parking Sensors Rear Rear  
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes Yes  
Keyless Start/ Button Start No No  
Steering Adjustment Tilt Tilt  
12V Power Outlets 1 No  

Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet

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 /

Rear Row Seat Adjustment No No  
Seat Upholstery Fabric Fabric  
Driver Armrest No Yes  
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench Bench  
Interiors Dual Tone Single Tone  
Interior Colours Off-White and Grey Black  
Folding Rear Seat Full Full  
Front Seatback Pockets No No  
Head-rests Front & Rear Front & Rear  


Cup Holders Front Only Front Only  
Driver Armrest Storage No Yes  
Sunglass Holder Yes No  

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front Only Front Only  
One-Touch -Down No No  
One-Touch - Up No No  
Adjustable ORVM Inte
ally Adjustable
Electrically Adjustable  
Indicators on ORVM
Yes No  
Rear Defogger No No  
Exterior Door Handles Black Body Coloured  
Interior Door Handles Painted Silver  
Door Pockets Front & Rear Front & Rear  
Boot-lid Opener Inte
al with Key
Electric Tailgate Release  
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Black Body Coloured  


Roof rails No No  
Roof-Mounted Antenna No Yes  
Body-colored Bumpers Yes Yes  
Body Kit Cladding - Black/Grey Cladding - Black/Grey  
Rub - Strips Black No  


Daytime Running Lights LED No  
Headlights Halogen Projector Halogen  
Tail Lights LED Halogen  
Cabin Lamps Front Front and Rear  
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes Yes  
Glove Box Lamp No No  


Instrument Cluster Digital Analog - Digital  
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips Electronic 2 Trips  
Average Fuel Consumption Yes Yes  
Average Speed Yes No  
Distance to Empty      
Clock Digital Digital  
Low Fuel Level Wa
Yes Yes  
Door Ajar Wa
Yes Yes  
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes No  
Shift Indicator Dynamic Dynamic  
Tachometer Digital Analogue  
Instantaneous Consumption Yes Yes  

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Head Unit Size Not Available Not Available  
Speakers No No  
USB Compatibility No No  
Aux Compatibility No No  
Bluetooth Compatibility No No  
MP3 Playback No No  
CD Player No No  
AM/FM Radio No No  
iPod Compatibility No No  

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 2 3  
Warranty (Kilometres) 75000 Unlimited  




Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Colours


  Tectonic Blue Intelligence Blue  
Daytona Grey Aurora Black Pearl
Foliage Green Gravity Grey
Pure Silver Beige Gold
Flame Red Steel Silver
Calgary White Intense Red
Glacier White Pearl

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