Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Which One is the better SUV?

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue

The Kia Sonet goes one-on-one against it’s sister company Hyundai’s Venue to see which one is the better SUV with better features. Here is the comparison between the two SUVs.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Exterior and Interior

The Sonet has the blacked-out tiger grille with cube look fog lamps at the bottom sides and dual-tone treatment for the front bumpers and creases on the bonnet for that aggressive sporty look. The headlamp has an LED DRLs in it which is also used for the indicators as well. The side of the Sonet looks great with the 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, and body claddings. The rear has LED taillamps which are joined by the reflector strip to make it look like one unit.

The Hyundai Venue ever since it got facelift update in 2022, the talking point has been the front face. The front has parametric front grille made up of rectangular block with brown-chrome finish and is slightly dark as well. The fog lamps are out and now the Venue has LED headlamps instead of halogen. At the rear it has LED taillamps connected by light bar with faux skid late at the rear and the front with 16-inch alloy wheels.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Interior

The Kia Sonet dashboard has the same layout as the Seltos as it has 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated with digital instrument cluster that also has analog dials at the edges. The driver and the passenger get ventilated seats, the AC vents are positioned vertically and the brake, accelerator, and clutch pedals finished in chrome. Then there is dual-tone color options for the dashboard as well. It also has 7-speaker Bose sound system.

The Hyundai Venue has a clean dashboard design which is different from the Creta and the Sonet, and has 8-inch Infotainment system and below that is the auto climate controls and option for dual-tone dashboard as well. The Venue however gets 6-speaker Sound system. The Venue however gets the same multi-function steering wheel as the other Hyundai models.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Dimensions

Kia SonetHyundai Venue
Ground Clearance205mm190mm
Boot Space392 litres350 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity45 litres45 litres
Kerb Weight1,233 kg1,082 kg

As you can see at the Dimensions table, Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue has equal length, equal wheelbase, and equal fuel tank capacity. Both the cars have 3995mm length, 2500mm wheelbase, and 45-litres fuel tank capacity. The Sonet has a width of 1790mm while the Venue has 1770mm width, and height of 1617mm while the Sonet has 25mm more height of 1642mm. The Sonet has 15mm more ground clearance than the Venue’s 190mm. The Kia Sonet has 392 litres boot space while the Venue has 350 litres of boot space with 42 litres difference.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Engine Specifications

Engine1.2-litre petrol1.0-litre turbo petrol1.5-litre diesel
Power81.86 bhp118.36 bhp113.48 bhp
Torque115 Nm172 Nm250 Nm
Transmission Type5-speed MT6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT6-speed iMT, 6-speed AT
Fuel Efficiency18.4 km/l – MT18.3 km/l – DCT
18.2 km/l – iMT
19 km/l – AT
Top Speed165 kmph170 kmph160 kmph
Kia Sonet Engine Options

Kia Sonet 2023 is available with two petrol and one diesel engines. The 1.2-litre petrol produces 81.86 bhp and 115 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission only and no Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency if 18.4 km/l and top speed of 165 kmph. Then there is the newly introduced 1.0-litre turbo petrol that produces 118.36 bhp and 172 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed iMT Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission with fuel efficiency of 18.3 km/l on DCT Transmission and 18.2 km/l on the iMT Transmission with a top speed of 170 kmph.

Then lastly, there is 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 113.48 bhp and 250 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed iMT Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with 19 km/l fuel efficiency on Automatic and has a top speed of 160 kmph.

Type1.2-litre NA petrol1.0-litre Turbo petrol1.5-litre turbo diesel
Power82 bhp120 bhp114 bhp
Torque114 Nm172 Nm250 Nm
Transmission Type5-speed MT6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT6-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency18 km/l 18 km/l20 km/l
Top Speed165 kmph165 kmph165 kmph
Hyundai Venue 2023 Engine Options

Hyundai Venue has two petrol engines – 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol that produces 82 bhp and 114 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission, no Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 18 km/l. The 1.0-litre Turbo petrol that pumps out 120 bhp and 172 Nm of torque comes with 6-speed iMT Transmission (Intelligent Manual Transmission) and 7-speed DCT Transmission and fuel efficiency of 18 km/l.

The Venue only has one diesel engine on offer – 1.5-litre turbo diesel that puts out 114 bhp and 250 Nm of torque that comes with 6-speed Manual Transmission and no Automatic Transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 20 km/l.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Features

FeaturesKia SonetHyundai Venue
Wheel Size & Type15-inch to 16-inch, alloys from mid-variant16-inch, alloys from mid variants
Chrome Door HandlesYesYes
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryYesYes
Leather-wrapped steering wheelYesYes
Ambient LightYesYes
Rear AC ventsYesYes
Ventilated SeatsYes
Instrument ClusterDigitalDigital with Analog Dials at the edge
Infotainment System10.25-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless
Connected Car Tech58 features60+ features
Cruise controlYesYes
Sound SystemBose Premium 7-speaker sound system6-speaker standard sound system
Cooled GloveboxYesYes
Electric adjustable chairYes
Auto-dimming IRVMYesYes

As you can see at the features table, there are slight difference or missing such as the Venue has electric adjustable chair, which the Sonet doesnt. The Sonet has Bose 7-speaker premium sound system while the Venue has 6-speaker sound system. Ventilated seats are also missing from the Venue.

Safety FeaturesKia SonetHyundai Venue
ABS with EBDYesYes
CameraReverse parking cameraReverse parking camera
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
Hill Descent ControlYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYes
ISOFIX anchoragesYesYes

Both the cars as you can see, have the same safety features so there is no difference between the two SUVs.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Price

Kia SonetRs. 9.05 lakh – Rs. 17.78 lakh
Hyundai VenueRs. 8.67 lakh – Rs. 15.59 lakh

The Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 9.05 lakh for the HTE variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 17.78 lakh for the X-Line AT variant. As for the Hyundai Venue, it starts at Rs. 8.67 lakh for the E variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 15.59 lakh for the SX (O) DCT DT variant.

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