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Comparison Kia Sonet vs Seltos SUVs – Specification, Price, Features



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

Kia has finally launched its sub-4-metre SUV in India, the Sonet. Even before its launch, we’ve already covered all the necessary details about the vehicle, ranging from its features list to its powertrain. Kia has filled the Sonet to the brim with a lot of premium features, some of which are segment-firsts. Against all its competitors – Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport, and Honda WR-V – the Kia Sonet holds its ground well, even managing to win against them in most categories especially in terms of features. On the other hand, Introduced in the market last year, Kia Motors India had a good start with their first product Seltos. The Seltos was so popular that within an year’s time Kia managed to sell over one lakh units of the compacr SUV. Some people, however, have another question in mind; should you buy a Seltos, or go for a Sonet instead and save some money?

Kia Sonet Vs Seltos – Engine Specifications:

Petrol engine Kia Sonet 1.0 Ltr Kia Sonet 1.2 Ltr
Engine type 1.0-litre turbocharged T-GDi petrol engine 1.2-litre naturally aspirated SmartstreamG petrol engine
Displacement 998 cc 1,197 cc
No. of cylinders 3 4
Max. Power 118 bhp @ 6,000 rpm 82 bhp @ 6,300 rpm
Max. Torque 172 Nm @ 1,500 rpm 115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Semi-Automatic and 7-speed DCT Automatic 5-speed Manual
Emission Standard BS-6 BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Driving Range 819-823 kmrs 828 kmrs
Petrol engine Kia Seltos 1.4 Ltr Kia Seltos 1.5 Ltr
Engine type 1.4-litre SmartstreamG petrol engine 1.5-litre SmartstreamG petrol engine
Displacement 1,353 cc 1,497 cc
No. of cylinders 4 4
Max. Power 138 bhp @ 6,000 rpm 113 bhp @ 6,300 rpm
Max. Torque 242 Nm @ 1,500 rpm 144 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Manual and 7-speed DCT Automatic 6-speed Manual and CVT Automatic
Emission Standard BS-6 BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Driving Range 805-825 kmrs 825-840 kmrs
Diesel engine Kia Sonet 1.5 Ltr Kia Seltos 1.5 Ltr
Engine type 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine / CRDi VGT diesel engine 1.5-litre CRDi VGT diesel engine
Displacement 1,493 cc 1,493 cc
No. of cylinders 4 4
Max. Power 99 bhp / 113 bhp @ 4,000 rpm 113 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Torque 240 Nm / 250 Nm @ 1,500 rpm 250 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Manual and Torque-converter Automatic 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic (torque-converter)
Emission Standard BS-6 BS-6
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Driving Range 1084-855 kmrs 900-1050 kmrs

Kia Sonet Vs Seltos – Dimensions:

Dimensions Kia Sonet Kia Seltos Difference
Length 3,995 mm 4,315 mm 320 mm
Width 1,790 mm 1,800 mm 10 mm
Height 1,647 mm 1,645 mm 2 mm
Wheelbase 2,500 mm 2,610 mm 110 mm
Ground Clearance 205 mm 190 mm 15 mm
Boot Space 392-litres 433-litres 41-litres
Fuel Tank 45-litres 50-litres 5-litres
Tyre Size (Base) 195/65 R15 205/65 R16
Tyre Size (Top) 215/60 R16 215/60 R17

Kia Sonet Vs Seltos – Features:

Standard Features
Kia Sonet Kia Seltos
– 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
– 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with  voice commands
– Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support system
– Automatic climate control with digital display
– UVO connectivity features and USB ports for second row
– Shark-fin antenna with All power windows and four disc brake
– Bose 8-speaker sound system with CD, FM/AM, USB and Bluetooth
– Steering mounted audio controls
– Powered Sunroof with UV Cut glass
– Cruise Control
– Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
– LED tail-lamps
– Electrically adjustable ORVMs with in-built turn indicators
– Rain-sensing wipers and washers
– 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
– 360 degree camera (Top variants only)
– Rear view camera with guide-lines
– Speed-sensing door locks
– Traction control
– ESC and vehicle stability management
– Hill start assist (AT variants  only)
– Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Kia Sonet Vs Seltos – Mileage:

Variants Name Fuel Type Kia Sonet Tata Nexon
1.0-Litre iMT Petrol 18.2 kmpl
1.0-Litre AT Petrol 18.3 kmpl
1.2-Litre MT Petrol 18.4 kmpl
1.4-Litre MT Petrol 16.1 kmpl
1.4-Litre AT Petrol 16.5 kmpl
1.5-Litre MT Petrol 16.5 kmpl
1.5-Litre AT Petrol 16.8 kmpl
1.5-Litre MT Diesel 24.1 kmpl 21.0 kmpl
1.5-Litre AT Diesel 19.0 kmpl 18.0 kmpl

Kia Sonet Vs Seltos – Colour:

Kia Sonet Kia Seltos
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
Intense Red
Glacier White Pearl
Clear White
Steel Silver
Gravity Gray
Aurora Black Pearl
Intelligency Blue
Punchy Orange
Dual-tone
White Pearl with Black
Silver with Orange
White Pearl with Orange
Orange with White
Red with Black

Kia Sonet Vs Seltos – Ex-showroom Price:

Fuel Type Kia Sonet Kia Seltos
Petrol (1.0-litre) INR 9.49 – 12.99 lakh.
Petrol (1.2-litre) INR 6.71 lakh – 8.45 lakh.
Petrol (1.4-litre) INR 15.54 lakh – 17.49 lakh.
Petrol (1.5-litre) INR 9.89 lakh – 14.34 lakh.
Diesel (1.5-litre) INR 10.39 – 12.99 lakh. INR 10.34 lakh – 17.54 lakh.


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