Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet: Price, specs, features

Tata Nexon vs Kia Sonet

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 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 Turning 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 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) 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 – Internal Only Manual – Internal 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 Internally Adjustable Electrically Adjustable
Turn 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 Internal 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 Warning Yes Yes
Door Ajar Warning 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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