The compact SUV segment has gained quite traction in recent years. Car manufacturers have tried to push at least one car in this segment in order to stay relevant to the competition. Multiple cars compete here, viz. Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Maruti Vitara Brezza and others. Due to the plethora of options available, buyers get confused in order to pick the best one for themselves. Today we will compare two cousins, the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonet. Hyundai sold 10,722 units of the Venue in March last month. Kia on the other hand sold 8498 units of Sonet in the same month. In this article, we will try to help you out by comparing the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonet against each other and see which one turns out to be a better buy.

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Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Engine Options & Pricing

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Both the cars offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. However, some minor changes are present in the variant layout. Let’s compare them by seeing the table below.

Hyundai VenueKia Sonet
ModelFuel TypePricingModelFuel TypePricing
E 1.2Petrol8.10 LakhsHTE 1.2Petrol7.90 Lakhs
S 1.2Petrol8.93 LakhsHTK 1.2Petrol8.92 Lakhs
S Plus 1.2Petrol9.93 LakhsHTK Plus 1.2Petrol9.90 Lakhs
S 1.0 TurboPetrol10.09 LakhsHTK Plus 1.0 iMTPetrol10.91 Lakhs
S 1.0 Turbo DCT (AT)Petrol11.26 LakhsHTX 1.0 iMTPetrol11.48 Lakhs
SX 1.0 TurboPetrol11.62 LakhsHTK Plus 1.0 DCT (AT)Petrol12.24 Lakhs
SX 1.0 Turbo iMTPetrol11.65 LakhsHTX Plus 1.0 iMTPetrol13.58 Lakhs
Sport SX 1.0 Turbo iMTPetrol12.16 LakhsHTK Plus 1.0 iMT Dual TonePetrol13.69 Lakhs
SX(O) 1.0 TurboPetrol13.04 LakhsGTX Plus 1.0 iMTPetrol13.97 Lakhs
SX(O) 1.0 Turbo iMTPetrol13.20 LakhsGTX Plus 1.0 iMT Dual TonePetrol14.09 Lakhs
Sport SX(O) 1.0 Turbo iMTPetrol13.34 LakhsGTX Plus 1.0 DCT (AT)Petrol15.01 Lakhs
SX Plus 1.0 Turbo DCT (AT)Petrol13.58 LakhsGTX Plus 1.0 DCT Dual Tone (AT)Petrol15.13 Lakhs
Sport SX Plus 1.0 Turbo DCT (AT)Petrol13.78 Lakhs

Both the cars offer the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine. The Kia Sonet’s 1.0-litre turbo petrol comes mated to an iMT as well as a DCT gearbox. The Hyundai Venue also comes mated to an iMT gearbox as well as a DCT gearbox. However, it also comes mated with a manual transmission.

Hyundai VenueKia Sonet
ModelFuel TypePricingModelFuel TypePricing
E 1.5 CRDiDiesel9.90 LakhsHTE 1.5Diesel9.73 Lakhs
S 1.5 CRDiDiesel10.97 LakhsHTK 1.5Diesel10.82 Lakhs
SX 1.5 CRDiDiesel11.92 LakhsHTK Plus 1.5Diesel11.40 Lakhs
Sport SX 1.5 CRDiDiesel12.56 LakhsHTX 1.5Diesel12.16 Lakhs
SX(O) 1.5 CRDiDiesel13.87 LakhsHTK Plus 1.5 (AT)Diesel12.63 Lakhs
Sport SX(O) 1.5 CRDiDiesel14.02 LakhsHTX Plus 1.5Diesel14.12 Lakhs
HTX Plus 1.5 Dual ToneDiesel14.23 Lakhs
GTX Plus 1.5Diesel14.52 Lakhs
GTX Plus 1.5 Dual ToneDiesel14.64 Lakhs
GTX Plus 1.5 (AT)Diesel15.58 Lakhs
GTX Plus 1.5 Dual Tone (AT)Diesel15.70 Lakhs

Considering the 1.5-litre diesel engines, the Venue comes mated to a manual gearbox only. The Kia Sonet on the other hand comes mated to a manual as well as a torque converter unit. Looking at all the variants of both the cars, we get to understand that the Hyundai Venue variants come at a higher cost compared to the Kia Sonet variants. Moreover, the Sonet’s first variant with the iMT comes in at a cheaper cost compared to the Hyundai Venue’s iMT unit. The iMT unit is much more convenient compared to a manual gearbox. However, one thing to be noted here is that the Hyundai Venue’s base DCT variant comes in cheaper than Kia Sonet’s second iMT model.

Also, the Kia Sonet offers its GT-line which enhances the overall appeal of the car not just on the outside but on the inside as well. The Sonet’s GT line offers features like red accents across the car. Also, red stitching on the interior seating and upholstery is made available. Also, it comes with front and rear parking sensors, BOSE premium sound system and many others. So, the Kia Sonet turns out to be a better buy in the battle of Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue as it offers what the Hyundai Venue offers, but at a cheaper price.

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