Kia Sonet is undoubtedly a very strong product in its segment. The car was easily able to snatch sales numbers from the competition. Sonet can easily give nightmares to other products falling in its price bracket, and in this article, this is what we are going to do. Today, we analyse whether you should buy it by putting Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Verna. Let’s go.
The Hyundai Verna is 4440mm long, 1729mm wide and 1475mm tall. It has a ground clearance of 165mm and gets a boot space of 465 litres. The Kia Sonet on the other hand is 3995mm long, 1790mm wide and 1642mm tall. Sonet has a ground clearance of 205mm and has a boot space of 392 litres. The Hyundai Verna clearly outruns the Kia Sonet in terms of boot space. And if talk about overall road presence both are equally matched with the sleek sedan edging ahead in look.
Engine & Transmission
Hyundai Verna comes powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. It also gets a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.5-litre petrol unit makes 113bhp & 144Nm of torque and comes mated to a manual as well as CVT gearbox, whereas the 1.0-litre turbocharged unit makes 118bhp & 172Nm of torque and comes mated to a DCT gearbox only. The diesel engine makes 113bhp and 250Nm of torque and comes mated to a manual gearbox as well as an automatic torque converter unit.
The Kia Sonet comes powered by a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit makes 118bhp & 172Nm of torque and comes mated to an iMT as well as a DCT gearbox. The 1.2-litre petrol unit makes 82bhp & 115Nm of torque and comes mated to a manual gearbox. The 1.5-litre diesel engine makes 113bhp & 250Nm of torque and comes mated to a manual gearbox as well as a torque converter unit.
Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Verna Features
On the features front, the Hyundai Verna gets a fully digital instrument cluster, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car tech, premium sound system by Arkamys, paddle shifters, wireless charging, smart trunk, a sunroof, ventilated seats and some others. The Kia Sonet, on the other hand, gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ventilated seats, premium sound system by BOSE, connected car technology, ambient lighting, front & rear parking sensors and many others. The Sonet here edges ahead of the Verna.
Hyundai Verna starts at Rs 10.69 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai) and goes upto Rs 18.33 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai). The Kia Sonet, on the other hand, starts at Rs 7.90 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai) and goes upto Rs 15.73 Lakhs (on-road Mumbai).
Should you buy Kia Sonet over Hyundai Verna?
The Hyundai Verna and the Kia Sonet are closely matched products. Both cars have their own strong points. If you wish to go for a compact SUV that makes you sit high, gives you some extra features and comes at a cheaper cost, you should go for the Kia Sonet. However, if you wish to go for a car that has a bigger boot and gives you the sedan feel, the Hyundai Verna is not far behind. If you are going to have only four people in your car or less at any point – the Sonet makes sense to buy. Overall the Kia Sonet offers tremendous value for money.
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