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Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue vs Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport vs Tata Nexon vs Mahindra XUV300: Spec Comparison

Modified On Sep 18, 2020 12:51 PM By Rohit for Kia Sonet

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With the Kia Sonet slated for a mid-September launch, here’s a quick look at the specifications of Kia’s first-ever sub-4m SUV and how it fares against its competitors

Update (18/09/2020): Kia has launched the Sonet with prices beginning from Rs 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom). Read more about it here.

Kia is all set to enter one of the highly contested SUV segments (sub-4m) with the Sonet. The carmaker took the wraps off the production-spec Sonet on August 7 and revealed some key details. Now, ahead of its mid-September launch, here’s a look at how it fares against its rivals on paper:

Dimensions

Kia Sonet

Hyundai Venue 

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Ford EcoSport

Tata Nexon

Mahindra XUV300

Length 

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3998mm

3993mm

3995mm

Width

1790mm

1770mm

1790mm

1765mm

1811mm

1821mm

Height

1647mm

1605mm

1640mm

1647mm

1606mm

1627mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2519mm

2498mm

2600mm

Boot space

392 litres

350 litres

328 litres

352 litres

350 litres

257 litres

Longest: Ford EcoSport

Widest: Mahindra XUV300

Tallest: Kia Sonet/ Ford EcoSport

Longest Wheelbase: Mahindra XUV300

Ford’s EcoSport is the longest SUV in the segment and the Mahindra XUV300 is the widest. The Kia Sonet and Ford EcoSport are the tallest offerings here while the Mahindra XUV300 takes the cake when the wheelbase of all the sub-4m SUVs is considered.

Engines

Petrol:

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine while the rest are offered with a 1.2-litre petrol unit (turbocharged in the case of Nexon and XUV300). Kia and Hyundai also offer their sub-4m SUVs with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.

Kia Sonet

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Ford EcoSport

Tata Nexon

Mahindra XUV300

Engine

1.2-litre/ 1.0-litre turbo

1.2-litre/ 1.0-litre turbo

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.2-litre turbo

1.2-litre turbo

Power

83PS/ 120PS

83PS/ 120PS

105PS

122PS

120PS

110PS

Torque

115Nm/ 172Nm

113Nm/ 172Nm

138Nm

149Nm

170Nm

200Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT/                            6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT

5-speed MT/ 6-speed MT,                6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT

5-speed MT,          4-speed AT

5-speed MT,       6-speed AT

6-speed MT,       6-speed AMT

6-speed MT

Claimed Fuel Efficiency

18.4kmpl/ 18.2kmpl (iMT), 18.3kmpl (DCT)

NA

17.03kmpl (MT), 18.76kmpl (AT)

15.9kmpl (MT)/ 14.7kmpl (AT)

NA

NA

Most Powerful: Ford EcoSport

Torquiest: Mahindra XUV300

When the output figures of all sub-4m SUVs are considered, it is the Ford EcoSport that is the most powerful of the lot while the maximum torque is produced by the Mahindra XUV300’s petrol engine. In terms of transmission options, Mahindra’s sub-4m SUV is the only model that does not get an automatic gearbox with its petrol engine. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport get a 4-speed and a 6-speed torque converter respectively, while Tata offers the Nexon with a 6-speed AMT. Kia and Hyundai offer the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol units of their SUVs with both a 7-speed DCT and a 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission), which is essentially a clutchless manual gearbox.

Diesel:

Except for the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, all the other sub-4m SUVs are offered with diesel engines as well.

Kia Sonet

Hyundai Venue

Ford EcoSport

Tata Nexon

Mahindra XUV300

Engine

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power

100PS/ 115PS (AT)

100PS

100PS

110PS

117PS

Torque

240Nm/ 250Nm (AT)

240Nm

215Nm

260Nm

300Nm

Transmission

6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT

6-speed MT

5-speed MT

6-speed MT/ 6-speed AMT

6-speed MT/ 6-speed AMT

Claimed Fuel Efficiency

24.1kmpl/ 19kmpl

NA

21.7kmpl

NA

NA

Most Powerful: Mahindra XUV300

Torquiest: Mahindra XUV300

The Mahindra XUV300 comes on top as the most powerful and torquiest sub-4m SUV. The Hyundai Venue and Ford EcoSport do not get an automatic gearbox with their diesel engines. While Tata and Mahindra offer the diesel variants of the Nexon and XUV300 with a 6-speed AMT option, the Kia Sonet gets a segment-first 6-speed torque converter.

Price:

Kia Sonet*

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Mahindra XUV300

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 6.60 lakh- Rs 12.90 lakh

Rs 6.70 lakh- Rs 11.58 lakh

Rs 7.34 lakh- Rs 11.40 lakh

Rs 6.99 lakh- Rs 12.70 lakh

Rs 8.17 lakh- Rs 11.71 lakh

Rs 7.95 lakh- Rs 12.30 lakh

*expected price range

Kia is not the only brand that will soon debut in the sub-4m SUV segment. Carmakers Toyota, Renault and Nissan are also gearing up to launch their sub-4m SUVs christened Urban Cruiser, Kiger and Magnite respectively.

Read More on : Sonet on road price

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bhuvan aditya v
Aug 29, 2020 5:52:14 AM

Ecosport is the Lord of SUVs

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    ankur thakur
    Aug 28, 2020 6:57:53 AM

    Ford ecosport is the king

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