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Comparison of Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue SUVs – Specification, Price, Features



All about Upcoming Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue SUVs ✓ Specification ✓ Price ✓ Mileage ✓ Color ✓ Features ✓ ABS ✓ Comparison.

Kia Motors has finally marked its entry in the highly-competitive subcompact SUV segment with the all-new Sonet. Priced between Rs 6.71 lakh – Rs 11.99 lakh, the Kia Sonet takes head-to-head against multiple cars including Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300. Interestingly, the new Kia compact SUV shares its platform and several components with one of its arch rivals – the Hyundai Venue. Both models, however, are quite different from each other. Let’s take a look at all similarities and differences of the Sonet and Venue.

Kia Sonet Vs Hyundai Venue – Engine Specifications:

Petrol engine Kia Sonet 1.0 Ltr Hyundai Venue 1.0 Ltr
Engine type 1.0-litre turbocharged T-GDi petrol engine 1.0-litre kappa turbo GDi petrol engine
Displacement 998 cc 998 cc
No. of cylinders 3 3
Max. Power 118 bhp @ 6,000 rpm 118 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Max. Torque 172 Nm @ 1,500 rpm 172 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Semi-Automatic and 7-speed DCT Automatic 6-speed Manual and Automatic, 7-speed DCT Automatic
Emission Standard BS-6 BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Driving Range 819-823 kmrs 801-819 kmrs
Petrol engine Kia Sonet 1.2 Ltr Hyundai Venue 1.2 Ltr
Engine type 1.2-litre naturally aspirated SmartstreamG petrol engine 1.2-litre kappa petrol engine
Displacement 1,197 cc 1,197 cc
No. of cylinders 4 4
Max. Power 82 bhp @ 6,300 rpm 82 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Max. Torque 115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm 114 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual
Emission Standard BS-6 BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Driving Range 828 kmrs 788 kmrs
Diesel engine Kia Sonet 1.5 Ltr Hyundai Venue 1.5 Ltr
Engine type 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine / CRDi VGT diesel engine 1.5-litre CRDi U2 diesel engine
Displacement 1,493 cc 1,493 cc
No. of cylinders 4 4
Max. Power 99 bhp / 113 bhp @ 4,000 rpm 99 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Torque 240 Nm / 250 Nm @ 1,500 rpm 240 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Manual and Torque-converter Automatic 6-speed Manual
Emission Standard BS-6 BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Driving Range 1084-855 kmrs 1053 kmrs

Kia Sonet Vs Hyundai Venue – Exterior and Interior:

Exterior:- Visually, The Kia Sonet brings freshness and different styling in the crowded sub-4 meter SUV category. It features the Kia’s signature Tiger-nose front grille, LED headlamps with LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps), projector fog lamps, sculpted bonnet and 3D stepwell geometric grille mesh. The SUV comes with red accents on the front and rear bumper, wheel caps, front brake caliper and LED tail-lamps. The SUV rides on 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.

As for the Venue, it gets a completely different styling when compared to Sonet. The Venue gets a boxy-SUV, living on the conventional SUV styling. It gets sharper creases, chunky bumpers and an upright stance. As for the front of Venue, it shows off Hyundai’s latest design language with the huge cascading grille, dual-tone alloy wheels and split headlamp design. However, the side of the Hyundai Venue looks more proportionately designed in comparison to that of Kia Sonet. At the rear, there are LED tail lamp with crystal effect which you will usually find on luxury cars.

Interior:- The new Kia Sonet is equipped with several segment-first features. The top-spec model gets a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and UVO connected car technology. Other features include wireless charging with cooling function, ventilated front seats, Bose-premium sound system and air purifier with virus protection.

As for the Hyundai Venue interiors is concerned, the cabin features a five-seat configuration and packs in a host of features in tandem with other models in the segment. We get a leather plus fabric upholstery, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, air purifier, supervision cluster, and sliding centre armrest. The sound quality of the Arkamys sound system with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters is great and will keep the driver entertained on the go.

Kia Sonet Vs Hyundai Venue – Dimensions:-

Dimensions Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
Length 3,995 mm 3,995 mm
Width 1,790 mm 1,770 mm
Height 1,647 mm 1,605 mm
Wheelbase 2,500 mm 2,500 mm
Ground Clearance 205 mm 195 mm
Boot Space 392-litres 350-litres

Kia Sonet Vs Hyundai Venue – Features

Standard Features
Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
– 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system
– Over-the-air (OTA) map updates
– 4.2-inch MID (multi-information display)
– 57 UVO connected car features
– Remote engine start via UVO Connect & Smart key
– BOSE Sound System – 7 speakers with sub-woofer
– LED Mood lighting
– Wireless charger
– Paronamic Sunroof
– Ventilated front seats
– Air purifier with virus protection
– Steering wheel with controls
– Multi-drive & traction modes, grip control for AT models
– Rear AC vents
– Front and rear parking sensors
– Keyless entry and go
– Push button start
– 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with  voice commands and Audio-video navigation
– Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support system
– Automatic climate control with digital display
– Hyundai i-Blue (audio remote app)
– Infotainment screen with 2-DIN audio system with CD, FM/AM, USB and Bluetooth’
– Supervision’ instrument cluster (DCT only)
– Four speakers with two tweeters
– Steering mounted audio controls
– Alternator management system (AMS)
– Powered Sunroof with Shark-fin antenna
– Cruise Control
– Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
– LED tail-lamps
– Turn indicators mounted in the ORVMs
– Wireless charging with Air purifier
– Keyless entry
– Push button start
Safety Features
– Six Air-bags (Top Variants)
– ABS with EBD
– Brake Assist
– Vehicle Stability Control
– Electronic Stability Control
– ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
– Rear Parking Sensors
– Rear Parking Camera with Guidance
– Front Seat-belt Reminders
– Speed Sensing Door Lock
– Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
– Six Air-bags (Top Variants)
– ABS with EBD
– Brake Assist
– Seat-belt warning
– Central locking
– Rear parking sensors
– Rear parking camera
– Speed-sensing door locks
– Traction control
– ESC and vehicle stability management (DCT only)
– Hill-assist control (DCT only)
– Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Kia Sonet Vs Hyundai Venue – Mileage:-

Variants Name Fuel Type Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
1.0-Litre iMT Petrol 18.2 kmpl 17.8 kmpl
1.0-Litre MT Petrol 18.2 kmpl
1.0-Litre AT Petrol 18.3 kmpl 18.15 kmpl
1.2-Litre MT Petrol 18.4 kmpl 17.52 kmpl
1.5-Litre MT Diesel 24.1 kmpl 23.4 kmpl
1.5-Litre AT Diesel 19.0 kmpl

Kia Sonet Vs Hyundai Venue – Colour:-

Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
Steel Silver
Gravity Grey
Intense Red
Aurora Black Pearl
Intelligency Blue
Beige Gold
Glacier White Pearl
Dual-tone
Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl
Pearl White with Aurora Black Pearl
Beige Gold with Black
Fiery Red
Polar White
Typhoon Silver
Denim Blue
Deep Forest
Titan Grey
Dual-tone
Polar White with Phantom Black Roof
Titan Grey with Phantom Black Roof

Kia Sonet Vs Hyundai Venue – Ex-showroom Price

Fuel Type Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
Petrol (1.0-litre) INR 9.49 – 11.99 lakh. INR 8.46 – 10.95 lakh.
Petrol (1.2-litre) INR 6.71 lakh – 8.45 lakh. INR 6.70 lakh – 7.40 lakh.
Diesel (1.5-litre) INR 8.05 – 11.99 lakh. INR 8.10 lakh – 11.50 lakh.


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Last modified: October 15, 2020
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