Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet are the most popular compact SUVs of 2020. As the popularity of these cars is increasing, more people are planning to buy them. However, both these cars share the same DNA and have similar specs which make it difficult for buyers to choose one.
Today, we’ll explore what makes these Compact SUVs different from each other and which one is better. We’ll also be looking at the prices and specifications of these cars.
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Hyundai Venue Vs Kia Sonet
|Price||Rs 6.75 – 11.65 lakhs (ex-showroom)|
|Engine Options||1.2-liter Kappa MPi Petrol 4-Cyl BS6 (Manual Transmission)|
1.0-liter Kappa Turbo 3-Cyl BS6 Petrol (DCT, iMT, and MT)
1.5-liter 4-Cyl BS6 Diesel (Manual Transmission)
|Engine Specs||1.2-liter- 82 BHP and 111 Nm Torque|
1.0-liter- 118 BHP and 172 Nm Torque
1.5-liter- 99 BHP and 240 Nm Torque
|Fuel-Economy||1.2-liter Petrol – 17 km/l |
1.0-liter Turbo Petrol – 18.1 km/l
1.5-liter Diesel – 23.5 km/l
Launched in 2019, Venue is a compact SUV from the South Korean automaker. It’s a feature-packed car designed for the modern generation. The automaker has provided a variety of engine options for different customer needs.
It’s one of the best available cars in terms of ride quality, comfort, and premium factor. The engine is refined and delivers a smooth power delivery. In addition, the turbo variant is an ideal choice for those looking for a performance-oriented car.
The turbo variant along with innovative transmission options like iMT (intelligent manual transmission) and DCT (dual clutch transmission) provides an impressive acceleration and a thrilling performance.
Dimensions: Hyundai Venue
Venue is equipped with features like an air purifier, wireless charger, electric sunroof, automatic temperature control, MID cluster with rheostat, and much more. The infotainment system consists of a 20.32 cm HD screen with Telematics and offers features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice recognition system, and more.
In terms of safety, Venue has dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard features. In addition, the upper-end variants are equipped with six airbags, vehicle stability management, hill assist control, and electronic stability control.
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|Price||Rs 6.71 – 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom)|
|Engine Options||G1.2-liter Smartstream Petrol Engine (Manual Transmission)|
G1.0-liter GDi Turbo Petrol Engine (iMT and DCT)
1.5-liter CRDi Diesel Engine (Manual and Automatic Transmission)
|Engine Specs||G1.2-liter Smartstream- 81.8 BHP and 115 Nm Torque|
G1.0-liter Turbo- 118 BHP and 172 Nm Torque
1.5-liter Diesel- 98.6 BHP and 240 Nm Torque (MT) and 113.4 BHP and 250 Nm Torque (AT)
|Fuel-Economy||1.2-liter Petrol- 18.0 km/l|
1.0-liter Turbo- 17.5 km/l
1.5-liter Diesel- 24.0 km/l
It’s remarkable how Kia Sonet impressed everyone within a couple of months of its launch and now competing with some of the well established cars of this segment. One of the most eye-catching trait of Sonet is its design and features that Kia Motors advertised.
Though preference of outer appearance can vary for different people, still we believe Kia Sonet is one of the most stylish cars in the market.
Apart from that, if we talk about ride quality and performance, it’s almost similar to that of its cousin. However, there are subtle changes like driver position and visibility.
Furthermore, it’s the features that Kia Motors have a reputation for. In addition, the interior of the Kia Sonet looks premium and gives a luxurious appeal.
Kia Sonet: Dimensions
|Height||1610 – 1642 mm|
The height of the Kia Sonet varies depending on different variants.
Kia Sonet is equipped with features like an electric sunroof, ventilated front seats, air purifier with virus protection, multi-drive modes and traction modes, remote start engine, and much more. Some of these features are missing in the Hyundai Venue.
In addition, its 26.03″ infotainment screen along with a 10.67″ color display gives it a next-gen look. Furthermore, it’s a connected SUV and powered by Kia’s inbuilt UVO system that offers over 57 connected features like AI voice recognition, over the air map updates, and much more.
In terms of safety, Sonet offers the same features as the Venue. Dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across all variants and higher models have additional safety features like Tire Pressure Monitoring System, ESC, HAC, and VSM.
Which One Is Better? Kia Sonet Or Hyundai Venue
As mentioned earlier, Both Venue and Sonet are built on same platform and engines, therefore, there’s isn’t much difference in the performance and ride quality.
However, there are other differences. If you are looking for an aggressive, sportier, and stylish SUV with an edge over features, Kia Sonet is better for you. On the other hand, if you want a sporty yet sophisticated compact SUV with all the conventional features then Venue is the right choice for you.
Also, in terms of service quality and maintenance, keep in mind that Hyundai is an established automaker in India with an extensive service network. In contrast, Kia Motors is a new brand in India with a limited number of service stations.
Anyway, What do you guys think which one is better?