Hyundai Venue vs Upcoming Kia Comparison – Price, Interior, Features

Hyundai Venue is currently one of the best sellers in its segment.The class of Compact SUV has been highly competitive and has a number of new incoming players by different carmakers.Here is a detailed comparison of Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue. Will Kia Motors India be able to turn around the tables with Sonet like it did with its Seltos SUV?

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Exterior

What both of them shares in terms of looks and design is their crossover nature.

Kia Sonet Front

  • Kia Sonet gets Kia’s signature tiger grille which meets the LED headlamp unit also housing sharply designed LED DRLs
  • Like the Hyundai Venue, projector fog lamps will also be present and small size skid plates and intakes will be there.

Hyundai Venue Front 

  • Venue gets split type headlamp setup with turn indicator and and projector headlamp unit below it.
  • Large cascading grille with chrome inserts dominate the front profile with big size faux skid plates and air intakes.
Kia Sonet vs venue exterior comparison
The front looks of both the South Korean SUVs

Kia Sonet Side

  • While from the side view, Sonet has got big chunky 16 inchers with black cladding all over.Roof rails are also present while the door handles are in body colour.

Hyundai Venue Side

  • Hyundai Venue features elegant 16” diamond cut alloy wheels, wheel arch and side body cladding, silver big size roof rails, C-shaped LED turn indicators for the mirrors and chrome outer door handles.
Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue side view
Side View of Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet Rear

  • The rear section of Sonet features new Kia logo and connected very beautiful LED tail lamps.Big size rear bumpers also enhances the SUV stance.

Hyundai Venue Rear

  • Tail lamps of Hyundai Venue are all LED with crystal effect.Two reflectors on the either side are also there along with skid plates.Other prominent features here are rear wiper and washer, rear spoiler and rear defogger.
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Rear look of Hyundai Venue & Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Interior

Kia Sonet

  • Kia Motors India will provide dual tone interior for 1.2 L Petrol and 1.5 Diesel variants and for GT Line – 1.0 L trims, it will feature all black cabin.
  • The interiors of Kia Sonet have been derived from Kia Sorento 2021. It borrows the inside door handles, steering wheel, 10.25” infotainment system and instrument cluster from Seltos.
  • The A/C controls are placed right below the music system surrounded by air con vents.
  • In terms of space inside the cabin, Sonet will be at par with Venue. The dimensions of Kia’s upcoming compact SUV are yet to be revealed.

Hyundai Venue

  • The Venue gets a variety of interior schemes depending upon the variant you choose.It gets leather + fabric seat upholstery and silver trim has been used on certain elements. Placed in the centre of the dash is a 8” infotainment system.
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Kia Sorento 2021 interior used for reference

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Features

In terms of features, like the Seltos, Kia India will load the Sonet with all the bells and whistles.Compared to Venue, Sonet gets additional features like LED headlamps, leather seats, bigger touchscreen setup, premium Bose sound system. While they also share a lot of commonality in features as well.

Kia SonetHyundai Venue
Tail LightsLEDLED
Seat UpholsteryLeatherFabric + Leather
Connected Car TechnologyYesYes
Infotainment System10.25″8”
Instrument ClusterAnalogAnalog
Sound SystemBose – 8 SpeakersArkmays – 6 Speakers
Ventilated SeatsFront
Wireless ChargingYes Yes 
Electric SunroofYesYes
Air Purifier YesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Wheel Size16-inch16-inch

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Safety

The difference between the safety equipment of Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue is minimum with the former offering one or two extra features including rain sensing auto wipers, a feature with the the latter misses out on.

Kia SonetHyundai Venue
ABS with EBDYes Yes
Park AssistReverse Parking CameraReverse Parking Camera
Rain Sensing WipersYes
Fog LampsProjectorProjector

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Platform

  • Hyundai Venue is built up on Advanced K1 platform with AHSS and HSS and the compact SUV has scored 4 stars in Australian NCAP.The same platform will also be used by Kia Motors India for their Sonet SUV.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Engine Options

Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet will share all their petrol and diesel engines.However there will be differences between mileage as well as transmission option.

  • The 1.2 L MPI petrol engine makes 82 BHP and 115 NM and comes with 5 speed manual gearbox.For Venue, claimed mileage is 17.3 kmpl and for Sonet, the same will be around 16.7 kmpl.
Kia SonetHyundai Venue
Engine1.2 MPI Petrol1.2 MPI Petrol
Capacity1197 cc1197 cc
Power82 BHP82 BHP
Torque115 NM115 NM
Transmission5 Speed MT5 Speed MT
Fuel Efficiency 16.7 kmpl17.3 kmpl
  • The 1.0 L highly popular turbo GDI 3 cylinder petrol engine churns 118 BHP and 172 NM.Transmission options – 6 Speed Manual and 7 Speed DCT will be available for both the SUV.ARAI certified fuel economy of 18.1 kmpl and 18 kmpl respectively for Venue will likely come down to 17.5 kmpl for Sonet.
Kia SonetHyundai Venue
Engine1.0 Turbo GDI Petrol1.0 Turbo GDI Petrol
Capacity998 cc998 cc
Power118 BHP118 BHP
Torque172 NM172 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DCT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DCT
Fuel Efficiency 17.5 kmpl18.1 kmpl / 18 kmpl
  • The 1.5 L U2 CRDi Diesel engine (99 BHP and 240 NM) comes in just 6 speed manual gearbox for Venue but for Sonet, Kia Motors India will be offering 6 speed MT as well as 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox option.
Kia SonetHyundai Venue
Engine1.5 U2 CRDi1.5 U2 CRDi
Capacity1493 cc1493 cc
Power99 BHP99 BHP
Torque240 NM240 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 6 Speed AT6 Speed MT
Fuel Efficiency 22.5 – 22.7 kmpl23.3 kmpl

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Price

The cost difference between Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue will be between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 75,000 depending upon the variant you choose.The top variant of Kia Sonet will also be offered in automatic trim.

Kia SonetHyundai Venue
Base Model6.95 L6.7 L
Top Model12.2 L11.5 L

Why to buy Hyundai Venue over Kia Sonet?

  • Pricing – Hyundai Venue is surely a competitive offering compared to Sonet albeit the difference in the cost of the two compact SUV is not that much great.
  • Fuel Efficiency – Better fuel economy is another reason for considering Venue over Sonet however the former will have just a bit better mileage, around 1 kmpl.

Why to buy Kia Sonet over Hyundai Venue?

Well there are a number of reasons why you should wait for Kia Sonet to launch:

  • Futuristic Looks – Both the SUVs offer good road presence but the upcoming Kia Sonet surely takes the lead by offering much more stylish extra design.
  • Premium Interiors – With the addition of certain premium elements and main highlight being biggest in class, 10.25 inch infotainment system, the interiors of Kia Sonet are attention grabbing.
  • Much More Features – As we have discussed above, the upcoming compact SUV by Kia is more loaded in every aspect than Hyundai’s compact SUV introduced by the carmakers an year back.
  • Diesel Automatic – Hyundai Venue doesn’t get automatic transmission for Venue which Kia Sonet will be getting and it will help to one up the former. Surely, people with a daily drive over over 40 km will go for the diesel and the automatic unit provide hassle free and comfortable ride experience.


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