Kia Sonet’s entry in the sub-compact SUV segment has made an already competitive segment much more competitive.  Currently, in India, there are around 8 cars competing in the same segment, some of which have been the segment leaders since a long time. Find below Kia Sonet vs Nexon vs Venue vs XUV300 Specs Comparison

Price and Variants

NamePriceTotal variants
Kia SonetRs.6.71 to Rs. 12.99 lakh23
Tata NexonRs.6.99 to Rs. 12.70 lakh36
Hyundai VenueRs.6.75 to Rs. 11.63 lakh19
Mahindra XUV300Rs.7.94 to Rs. 12.29 lakh13


All the cars are priced quite close to each other. The Tata Nexon offers the most variants to choose from, thus offering the option of having something for each need.  The cheapest car among the above is the Kia Sonet with an ex-showroom price of Rs.6.71 lakh. The Mahindra XUV300’s base variant is a lot pricier compared to the competition.

Sonet Nexon Specs comparison


Kia SonetTata NexonHyundai VenueMahindra XUV300
Fuel Tank capacity45L44L45L42L
Tire Size215/60 R16215/60 R16215/60 R16215/55 R17


All the cars above are fairly equal in the overall dimensions. Readers should keep in mind that the lower variants of all cars come with a smaller size tire. Also, the Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue have the highest fuel tank capacity of 45L. At 2600mm, the Mahindra XUV300 has the highest wheelbase.

Tata Nexon 2020

Engine Options (Petrol)

SpecsHyundai Venue/ Kia SonetTata NexonMahindra XUV300
Naturally aspiratedTurboTurboTurbo
Engine Displacement1197cc998cc1199cc1197cc
Gearbox OptionsManualiMT/DCTManual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Max Power81.86bhp@6000rpm118.36bhp@6000rpm118.3bhp@5500rpm108.6bhp@5500rpm
Max Torque115Nm@4200rpm172Nm@1500-4000rpm170Nm@1750-4000rpm200Nm@2000-3500rpm
Fuel efficiency18.4kmpl18.2kmpl17.89kmpl17.0kmpl


The petrol engine options on both the Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet are the same.  iMT transmission is also available with the Sonet and Venue.  The Tata Nexon also provides good performance and real-life fuel efficiency. More about Sonet Nexon Specs comparison below.

Sonet Nexon Specs comparison

Engine Options (Diesel)

SpecsTata NexonMahindra XUV300Hyundai Venue/Kia Sonet
Engine Displacement1497cc1497cc1493cc
Gearbox OptionsManual/AutomaticManual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Max Power108.5bhp@4000rpm115bhp@3750rpm98.63bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque260Nm@1500-2750rpm300Nm@1500-2500rpm240Nm@1500-2750rpm
Fuel efficiency21.5kmpl20.0kmpl24.1kmpl


Sonet Nexon Specs comparison

Also read: How is the Kia Sonet HTX variant?

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