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Kia Seltos vs Kia Sonet

Kia Seltos Price starts at Rs. 9.95 Lakh which is Rs. 3.06 Lakh costlier than base model of Kia Sonet priced at Rs. 6.89 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Seltos (Diesel Model) is 20.8 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Kia Sonet (Diesel Model) is 24.1 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Seltos (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Kia Sonet (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine. 52% users have chosen Kia Seltos over Kia Sonet in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Kia Seltos vs Kia Sonet Comparison

Key Highlights Seltos Sonet
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 18.10 Lakh Rs. 13.55 Lakh
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1493 cc
Power 113.43bhp@4000rpm 113.42bhp@4000rpm
Mileage ... 19 Kmpl
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Kia Seltos vs Kia Sonet Summary

Basic Info Seltos X-Line AT DSonet 1.5 GTX Plus Diesel AT DT
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 18.10 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 13.55 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(826 Ratings)
4.2
(312 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1493 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Max Power 113.43bhp@4000rpm 113.42bhp@4000rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 6-speed AT 6 Speed
Drive Type 2WD FWD
Colors
Seltos Colors
Sonet Colors
Mileage (ARAI) ... 19 Kmpl
Tyre Size 215/55 R18 215/60 R16
Boot Space 433 Liters 392 Liters
Ground Clearance (Laden) 190 mm ...
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Insurance Rs. 65,619 Seltos Insurance Rs. 50,228 Sonet Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L CRDi VGT
1.5L CRDi VGT
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
1493 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Max Power
113.43bhp@4000rpm
113.42bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque
250nm@1500-2750rpm
250nm@1500-2750rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
6-speed AT
6 Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
2WD
FWD
Valve Configuration
DOHC
...
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
CRDi
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid

Fast Charging

Mileage (ARAI)
...
19 Kmpl
0-100 kmph
11.8 Sec
...

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut & Coil Spring
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Suspension Rear
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Drum
Steering Type
Electric
Electric
Tyre Size
215/55 R18
215/60 R16
Alloy Wheel Size
R18
R16
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Tubeless, Radial

Dual Tone Dashboard
...
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with Seltos logo,Side sill plates,Metal Scuff Plates with Seltos Logo,Premium Soft Touch Dashboard with Stitching Pattern,Sporty Alloy Pedals,Premium Head Lining,Leatherette wrapped Door Trims,Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint,Ambient Mood Lighting,LED Sound Mood Lights,Leatherette seats with Honeycomb pattern - Indigo Perra & Black,Advance 17.78 cm (7.0") Color Display Cluster,Smart 20.32 cm (8.0") Head-Up Display
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with GT line logo,High gloss black finish AC vents garnish. Connected Infotainment and cluster design - High gloss black, Sporty Alloy Pedals. Premium Head Lining. Leatherette wrapped Door Trims, LED sound mood lights, Advance 10.67 cm (4.2") Color Instrument Cluster, Driving Rear View Monitor
Fabric Upholstery
...
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
5
5
Boot Space
433 Liters
392 Liters
Fuel Capacity
50 Liters
45 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps,Projector Fog Lamps
Additional Exterior Features
Ice Cube LED Fog Lamp With Xclusive Piano Black Accent,R18 - 46.2cm (18") Crystal Cut Matte Graphite Alloy Wheels,Center Wheel Cap with Sun Orange Accents,Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill - Matte Graphite,Diamond Knurling Pattern - Xclusive Piano Black,Front bumper with Sun Orange accent,Rear Bumper with Xclusive Piano Black dual muffler design and Sun Orange accent,Front Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Rear Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Side molding - Black,Door Garnish - Black and Body color with Sun Orange accent,Belt Line - Chrome,Xclusive Piano black Tailgate Garnish,Outside mirror LED turn signal-Xclusive Piano Black,Outside Door Handle - Chrome,Floating Roof rails,Mud Guard (Front & Rear),Crown Jewel LED Type Headlamps,Sweeping LED Light Bar,Heartbeat LED DRLs,Multi Layer Side Turn Indicator,Heartbeat LED Type Tail Lamps,Shark Fin Antenna- Xclusive Piano Black
Red Brake Caliper - Front, Sporty Red Center Wheel Caps, R16 Crystal cut alloys, Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill - Black High Glossy with GT Line Logo, Radiator grille chrome with Diamond knurling pattern, Front Bumper with Sporty Red Accent, Rear Bumper with Dual Muffler Design and Red Accent, Turbo shaped musculine skid plates, Diffuser fin rear skid plates, Side molding - Black, Red door garnish, Belt Line - Chrome, Piano black Delta garnish, Outside Door Handle - Chrome, Crown Jewel LED Type Headlamps, Heartbeat LED DRL with intergrated indicators, Heartbeat LED tail lamps
Outside Rear View Mirror
...
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
...
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
...
Antenna
...
Roof Rails
Ground Clearance (Laden)
190 mm
...
Length*Width*Height
4315*1800*1645 mm^3
3995*1790*1642 mm^3
Wheelbase
2610 mm
2500 mm

Connectivity
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
Solar glass- UV Cut (Front Windshield, Windows),Sunglass Holder,Assist Grips - Folding Type,Coat Hook,Rear Door Sun-Shade Curtain,Rear parcel shelf,LED Room Lamps,LED Console Lamps,Lower Full Size Seatback Pocket (Driver & Passenger),Rear Seat Recline - 2 Step,Auto Antiglare Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls,Fully Automatic temperature control with Silver Garnish,Air Conditioner – Eco Coating,8-way Driver Power Seat,Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus & Bacteria Protectio
Sunglass Holder, Assist Grips,Coat hook, Rear parcel shelf, Room Lamp - Bulb Type, Lower Full Size Seatback Pocket(Driver), Lower Full Size Seatback Pocket(Passenger), Passenger Seatback Upper Pocket, Rear Door Sun-Shade Curtain, Air Conditioner – Eco Coating
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate Ajar
...
Gear Shift Indicator
...
Rear Curtain
...
Not Available
Luggage Hook and Net
...
Battery Saver
...
Lane Change Indicator
...
Additional Entertainment Features
26.03cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation,UVO Connected Car,OTA Map Updates,AI Voice Commands,Smartwatch connectivity App,BOSE Premium 8 Speaker System with Dynamic Speed Compensation,2 Tweeter,Central Speaker,Sub Woofer
Smartwatch connectivity App:Android, Apple,Tizen, UVO lite, BOSE Premium 7 Speaker System with Dynamic Speed Compensation. 2 Tweeter, Voice Recognition with "Hello Kia", UVO Connected Car, Sub Woofer, Bluetooth Multi Connectio
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
...
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
...
Not Available
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Drive Modes
3
3
Internal Storage
...
No of Speakers
...
7
Rear Entertainment System
...
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
...
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
...
Folding Rear Seat
60:40 Split
Bench Folding
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
...
Dual Trip Meter
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
...
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
...
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
...
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Front Cupholders
...
Door Pockets
...
Front Door
12V Power Outlets
...
Cigarette Lighter
...
Bottle Holder
...
Front Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
...
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
3
3
Blind Spot Monitor
...
Hill Descent Control
...
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
Airbags
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Seat Belts
...
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
...
Front
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Kia Seltos

  • Looks stylish
  • Feels premium inside
  • Bose speaker system is delightful
  • First-in-segment features
  • Plethora of engine-transmission options
  • Killer pricing.

Kia Sonet

  • Like the concept
  • the production spec Sonet looks curvy and powerful. Lots of variants to choose from and even a diesel auto is on the cards. Like the Seltos the interiors don't disappoint either. Long features list includes ventilated seats

Kia Seltos

  • Rear under-thigh support could be better
  • Manual transmission gearshifts could be better
  • ride quality on the stiff side.

Kia Sonet

  • The waiting period most definitly is going to be painfully long
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. What is the difference between Kia Seltos and Kia Sonet ?
  • In diesel, No difference apart from size.. (As told by kia Sales Person when comparing Sonet GTX+ with Seltos GTX+)
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Q. Should I go for mid range Seltos or top end Sonet?
  • Between the two, the Sonet offers far more features than the Seltos at comparable prices. While the Sonet is smaller and has slightly less power than the Seltos, it is a far better value for money offering. It makes the smaller Kia SUV the preferred choice over the Seltos at comparable prices. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive for a better understanding of performance and comfort. Click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details. Read More:- Kia Seltos vs Kia Sonet
Q. Which is a better option Sonet HTK + ya Seltos base variant?
  • Selecting between the Kia Seltos and Kia Sonet would depend on certain factors such as your budget, preference of the segment, features required, etc. If you are looking for a diesel SUV on a tight budget then you may go with the base variant of Kia Seltos. The base variant (diesel) is equipped with all the necessities and it doesn’t feel lacking in any department. However, if you are willing to get a petrol SUV then we would suggest you to stretch your budget a bit and get your hands on a higher variant. On the other hand, if you do not wish to stretch your budget then the Sonet would be an ideal pick. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive for a better understanding of performance and comfort. Click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read More: - Kia Seltos vs Kia Sonet
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