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?

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 HighlightsTata NexonKia Sonet
Price₹ 7.00 Lakh₹ 6.72 Lakh
Engine Capacity1199 cc1197 cc
Power118 bhp82 bhp
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol

Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Specifications

Engine & Transmission

Engine1199 cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 2 Valves/Cylinder, SOHC1197 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4

Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type1.2L Turbocharged RevotronSmartstream G 1.2
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Max Power (bhp@rpm)118 bhp @ 5500 rpm82 bhp @ 6300 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)170 Nm @ 1750 rpm115 Nm @ 4200 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)17.418.4
Driving Range (Km)765.6828
TransmissionManual - 6 Gears, Sport ModeManual - 5 Gears
Emission StandardBS 6BS 6

Dimensions & Weight

Length (mm)39933995
Width (mm)18111790
Height (mm)16061647
Wheelbase (mm)24982500
Ground Clearance (mm)209No
Kerb Weight (kg)NoNo


Doors (Doors)55
Seating Capacity (Person)55
No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
Boot space (liters)350392
Fuel Tank Capacity (liters)4445

Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

Front SuspensionIndependent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil SpringMcPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear SuspensionSemi-Independent; closed profile Twist beam with Coil Spring and shock absorberCoupled Torsion Beam Axle with

Coil Spring
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrumDrum
Minimum Tu
ing Radius (meters)
Steering TypePower-assisted (Electric)Power-assisted (Electric)
WheelsSteel RimsSteel Rims
Spare WheelSteelSteel
Front Tyres195 / 60 R16195 / 65 R15
Rear Tyres195 / 60 R16195 / 65 R15

Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Features


Airbags2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger)
Child Seat Anchor PointsYesNo
Seat Belt Wa

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)YesYes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)YesYes
Brake Assist (BA)YesYes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)YesNo
Hill Hold ControlYesNo
Traction Control System (TC/TCS)YesNo

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizerYesYes
Central LockingNoWith Key
Speed Sensing Door LockNoYes
Child Safety LockYesYes

Comfort & Convenience

Air ConditionerYes (Manual)Yes (Manual)
Front ACSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed ControlSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed

Rear ACNoBlower, Vents Behind Front

Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsCo-Driver OnlyNo
Cabin-Boot AccessYesYes
Anti-glare MirrorsManual - Inte
al Only
Manual - Inte
al Only
Parking SensorsRearRear
Headlight & Ignition On ReminderYesYes
Keyless Start/ Button StartNoNo
Steering AdjustmentTiltTilt
12V Power Outlets1No

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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 /

Rear Row Seat AdjustmentNoNo
Seat UpholsteryFabricFabric
Driver ArmrestNoYes
Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
InteriorsDual ToneSingle Tone
Interior ColoursOff-White and GreyBlack
Folding Rear SeatFullFull
Front Seatback PocketsNoNo
Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear


Cup HoldersFront OnlyFront Only
Driver Armrest StorageNoYes
Sunglass HolderYesNo

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power WindowsFront OnlyFront Only
One-Touch -DownNoNo
One-Touch - UpNoNo
Adjustable ORVMInte
ally Adjustable
Electrically Adjustable
Indicators on ORVM
Rear DefoggerNoNo
Exterior Door HandlesBlackBody Coloured
Interior Door HandlesPaintedSilver
Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
Boot-lid OpenerInte
al with Key
Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)BlackBody Coloured


Roof railsNoNo
Roof-Mounted AntennaNoYes
Body-colored BumpersYesYes
Body KitCladding - Black/GreyCladding - Black/Grey
Rub - StripsBlackNo


Daytime Running LightsLEDNo
HeadlightsHalogen ProjectorHalogen
Tail LightsLEDHalogen
Cabin LampsFrontFront and Rear
Headlight Height AdjusterYesYes
Glove Box LampNoNo


Instrument ClusterDigitalAnalog - Digital
Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel ConsumptionYesYes
Average SpeedYesNo
Distance to Empty
Low Fuel Level Wa
Door Ajar Wa
Adjustable Cluster BrightnessYesNo
Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
Instantaneous ConsumptionYesYes

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Head Unit SizeNot AvailableNot Available
USB CompatibilityNoNo
Aux CompatibilityNoNo
Bluetooth CompatibilityNoNo
MP3 PlaybackNoNo
CD PlayerNoNo
AM/FM RadioNoNo
iPod CompatibilityNoNo

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years)23
Warranty (Kilometres)75000Unlimited

Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet Colours

Tectonic BlueIntelligence Blue
Daytona GreyAurora Black Pearl
Foliage GreenGravity Grey
Pure SilverBeige Gold
Flame RedSteel Silver
Calgary WhiteIntense Red
Glacier White Pearl

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