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Comparison Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Specification, Features, Price



All about Upcoming Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno ✓ Specification ✓ Price ✓ Mileage ✓ Color ✓ Features ✓ ABS ✓ Comparison.

Kia Sonet – that’s the name of the latest contender in the subcompact SUV space in India. With an aim to terrorize some big players in the segment like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Maruti Baleno, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport, how does this new kid on the block looks on paper and more importantly, does it seem a better package than its prime rivals?, Today we are going to compare newly launched  Kia Sonet with Maruti Baleno. Let’s take quick comparison battle between these two.

Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Engine Specifications

Petrol engine Kia Sonet 1.0 Ltr Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Ltr
Engine type 1.0-litre turbocharged T-GDi petrol engine
Displacement 998 cc
No. of cylinders 3
Max. Power 118 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Max. Torque 172 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Semi-Automatic and 7-speed DCT Automatic
Emission Standard BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD
Driving Range 819-823 kmrs
Petrol engine Kia Sonet 1.2 Ltr Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.2 Ltr
Engine type 1.2-litre naturally aspirated SmartstreamG petrol engine 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine / 1.2-litre dualjet dual VVT petrol engine
Displacement 1,197 cc 1,197 cc
No. of cylinders 4 4
Max. Power 82 bhp @ 6,300 rpm 82 bhp / 89 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Max. Torque 115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm 113 Nm @ 4,250 rpm / 113 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual and CVT   Automatic / 5-speed Manual
Emission Standard BS-6 BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Driving Range 828 kmrs 777, 723 kmrs / 883 kmrs
Diesel engine Kia Sonet 1.5 Ltr Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.5 Ltr
Engine type 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine / CRDi VGT diesel engine
Displacement 1,493 cc
No. of cylinders 4
Max. Power 99 bhp / 113 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Torque 240 Nm / 250 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Manual and Torque-converter Automatic
Emission Standard BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD
Driving Range 1084-855 kmrs

Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Dimensions

Dimensions Kia Sonet Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Length 3,995 mm 3,995 mm
Width 1,790 mm 1,745 mm
Height 1,647 mm 1,510 mm
Wheelbase 2,500 mm 2,520 mm
Ground Clearance 205 mm 170 mm
Boot Space 392-litres 339-litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 45-litres 37-litres

Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Features

Standard Features
Kia Sonet Maruti Suzuki Baleno

•      10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system (Top variant)
•      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

•      7.0-inch Suzuki’s SmartPlay studio touchscreen infotainment system
•      Analogue Instrument cluster
•      Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
•      USB, AUX and Bluetooth Controls
•      LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs
•      Premium LED rear combination lamps
•      Multi-functional steering wheel
•      Steering-mounted audio controls
•      Height Adjustable Driver Seat
•      Power Windows
•      Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
•      Automatic air-conditioning with rear manual AC vents
•      Reverse Camera
•      Keyless entry
•      Push start/stop button
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

•      Dual front Air-bags
•      ABS with EBD
•      Brake Assist
•      ISOFIX child-seat anchorage
•      Traction control
•      Electronic Stability Program
•      Hill-hold assist
•      Front power windows
•      Remote central locking
•      Seat-belt Reminder
•      Rear Parking Sensor
Central Locking

Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Mileage

Variants Name Fuel Type Kia Sonet Maruti Suzuki Baleno
1.0-Litre iMT Petrol 18.2 kmpl
1.0-Litre MT Petrol
1.0-Litre AT Petrol 18.3 kmpl
1.2-Litre MT Petrol 18.4 kmpl 21.96 kmpl
1.2-Litre AT Petrol 19.56 kmpl
1.5-Litre MT Diesel 24.1 kmpl
1.5-Litre AT Diesel 19.0 kmpl

Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Colour

Kia Sonet Maruti Suzuki Baleno
– 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
Pearl Arctic White
Premium Silver Metallic
Nexa Blue
Pearl Phoenix Red
Magma Grey Metallic

Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno – Ex-showroom Price

Fuel Type Kia Sonet Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Petrol (1.0-litre) INR 9.49 – 11.99 lakh.
Petrol (1.2-litre) INR 6.71 lakh – 8.45 lakh. INR 5.64 lakh – 8.96 lakh.
Diesel (1.5-litre) INR 10.39 – 11.99 lakh.


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