Kia Sonet vs Kia Seltos – Compact SUV vs Mid Size SUV

Since the subcompact SUV market has existed in India for more than 8 years, no other market has evolved in the same way. While seltos belong to the compact suv class, the Kia Sonata is a subcompact SUV. Both cars share a number of distinctive traits.

Kia Sonet vs Seltos – FEATURES

The Kia Sonet should come standard with all the Seltos’ amenities, including the smart UVO connect and all the connected car functions. Some market-first capabilities of the Sonet has 10.25-inch touchscreen .7-speaker Bose premium music system with factory fitted subwoofers ,Ventilated front seats ,A smart air purifier with virus protection , alloy wheels. Almost all of these features are common for both the the cars. The Sonet is severely lacking in leather upholstery, a 360-degree camera, a heads-up display, and a blind-spot camera. Only the mid-range Seltos is available at that pricing point, where Sonet top trim will include all the bells and whistles, therefore the Seltos misses out on these extra amenities when we compare the two vehicles on features for the identical price point. The Sonet therefore has the advantage here.

Kia Sonet vs Seltos – INTERIORS

In terms of interior both the cars look awesome seltos offers Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with Seltos logo, Side sill plates, Metal Scuff Plates with Seltos Logo, Premium Soft Touch Dashboard with Stitching Pattern, Sporty Alloy Pedals, Premium Head Lining, Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint, Leatherette wrapped Door Trims, Ambient Mood Lighting, LED Sound Mood Lights, Leatherette seats with Honeycomb pattern – Indigo Perri & Black, Solar glass- UV Cut (Front Windshield, Windows), Advance 17.78 cm (7.0″) Colour Display Cluster. Whereas sonnet boasts Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with GT line logo, High gloss black finish AC vents garnish, Connected Infotainment and cluster design – High gloss black, Sporty Alloy Pedals, Premium Head Lining, Leatherette wrapped Door Armrest, Rear Door Sunshade Curtain, Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint, LED sound mood lights, Leatherette Sports seats with Red stitching – Black, Advance 10.67 cm (4.2″) Color Instrument Cluster

Kia Sonet vs Seltos – DIMENSIONS

The biggest difference will be evident here. The front row and boot of the Sonet are very similar to those of the Seltos. The Sonet’s boot measures 392L while Seltos’ boot is 433L. There is no compromise with usability. 30L might not seem like much in terms of practical use. Naturally, Seltos is larger than Sonet in every way.


Kia Sonet vs Seltos – POWERTRAIN

The Seltos has a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine as well as a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is a significant difference. The Sonet, on the other hand, offers 1.2-liter petrol, 1.0-turbo petroleum, and 1.5-litre diesel engine choices. The Sonet will provide the 1.0-liter turbo and 1.5-liter diesel for the 11-15L class, but the Seltos’ potent 1.4-liter engine may be out of reach. Therefore, for an ordinary car customer, the difference between the Sonet in petrol and diesel may not be that significant if they are searching for performance. Sonet excels in this area as well.

Engine1497 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1197 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine TypeSmartstream G 1.5Smartstream G 1.2
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Max Power (bhp)113 bhp @ 6300 rpm82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque (Nm)144 Nm @ 4500 rpm115 Nm @ 4200 rpm

Displacement 1493 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1493 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type1.5L CRDI VGT1.5L CRDi
Fuel TypeDieselDiesel
Max Power 113 bhp @ 4000 rpm99 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque250 Nm @ 1500 rpm240 Nm @ 1500 rpm

Kia Sonet vs Seltos – EXTERIOR

R18 – 46.2cm (18″) Crystal Cut Matte Graphite Alloy Wheels, Center Wheel Cap with Sun Orange Accents, R18 – 46.2cm (18″) Crystal Cut Matte Graphite Alloy Wheels, R18 – 46.2cm (18″) Crystal Cut Matt Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill in Matte Graphite, Diamond Knurling Pattern in Xclusive Piano Black, Front bumper with Sun Orange accent, Rear bumper with Xclusive Piano Black dual muffler design and Sun Orange accent, Xclusive Piano Black front skid plates, Xclusive Piano Black rear skid plates, Black side moulding Belt Line – Chrome, Door Garnish – Black and Body Colour with Sun Orange Accent. Sonet, on the other hand, displays Red Brake Caliper – Front, R 16 – 40.64 cm (16″). Sporty Red Center Wheel Caps, Crystal Cut Alloys Kia Signature Tiger nose grille – Black high gloss with GT line logo and Red accents, Radiator grille chrome with Diamond knurling pattern, Front Bumper with Sporty Red Accent, Rear Bumper with Dual Muffler Design and Red Accent, Turbo shaped masculine skid plates, Diffuser fin rear skid plates, Side molding – Black, Red door garnish, Belt Line – Chrome, Rear Center garnish – Reflector connected type.

Kia Sonet vs Seltos – PRICE

Kia Seltos Price starts at Rs. 10.49 Lakh which is Rs. 3.00 Lakh costlier than base model of Kia Sonet priced at Rs. 7.49 Lakh. While the top model of sonnet is 13.89 lakhs and seltos is 18.65 lakhs. Seltos is much costlier than sonnet.


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