Kia Sonet vs Mahindra XUV 300

Mahindra XUV300 Price starts at Rs. 8.00 Lakh which is Rs. 1.21 Lakh costlier than base model of Kia Sonet priced at Rs. 6.79 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Sonet (Diesel Model) is 24.1 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Mahindra XUV300 (Diesel Model) is 20 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Sonet (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Mahindra XUV300 (Top Model) is powered by 1497 cc engine. 56% users have chosen Kia Sonet over Mahindra XUV300 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Kia Sonet vs Mahindra XUV 300 Comparison

Key Highlights Sonet XUV300
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 13.35 Lakh Rs. 13.33 Lakh
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1497 cc
Power 113.42bhp@4000rpm 115bhp@3750rpm
Mileage 19 Kmpl 20 Kmpl
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Kia Sonet vs Mahindra XUV 300 Summary

Basic Info Sonet 1.5 GTX Plus Diesel AT DTXUV300 W8 AMT Option Diesel Dual Tone
Brand Kia Mahindra
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 13.35 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 13.33 Lakh View On Road Price
(262 Ratings)
(460 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1497 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Max Power 113.42bhp@4000rpm 115bhp@3750rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 6 Speed 6-speed AutoSHIFT
Drive Type FWD FWD
Sonet Colors
XUV300 Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 19 Kmpl 20 Kmpl
Tyre Size 215/60 R16 215/55 R17
Boot Space 392 Liters 259 Liters
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Insurance Rs. 50,651 Sonet Insurance Rs. 45,706 XUV300 Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L Turbo Diesel
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
1497 cc
Fuel Type
Max Power
Max Torque
Emission Norm Compliance
No Of Cylinders
Gear Box
6 Speed
6-speed AutoSHIFT
Drive Type
Paddle Shift

Fast Charging

Mileage (ARAI)
19 Kmpl
20 Kmpl

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
MacPherson Strut with anti-roll bar
Suspension Rear
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Twist beam suspension with Coil Spring
Brakes Front
Brakes Rear
Steering Type
Minimum Turning Radius
5.3 m
Tyre Size
215/60 R16
215/55 R17
Alloy Wheel Size
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial

Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
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
Supervision Cluster with 8.89 cm TFT Screen, Instrument Cluster with Multi-colour Illuminatio
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
Boot Space
392 Liters
259 Liters
Fuel Capacity
45 Liters
42 Liters

Alloy Wheels
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps,Projector Fog Lamps
DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps
Additional Exterior Features
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
Piano-black Door Trims, Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs, Sill & Wheel Arch Cladding, Door Cladding, Chrome Inside Door Handles, Black Front Scuff Plate
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Roof Rails
3995*1790*1642 mm^3
3995*1821*1627 mm^3
2500 mm
2600 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
180 mm

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
9 Touch Screen Infotainment, 2 Tweeters, FM/AM/Radio, Speakers Front and Rear, Integrated 2DIN Audio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB and Auxiliary input, Touch Screen, Apple Car Play, Android Auto
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
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
Adjustable Boot Floor, Illuminated Sunvisors with Vanity Mirrors, Console Roof Lamp, Bungee Strap for Stowage, Sunglass Holder, Illuminated Glove Box, Live Vehicle Tracking & Sharing, Remote Door Lock/ Unlock, Safety & Security Alerts,Time &/Or Geo Fencing, Emergency Assist, Smart Steering System, Rear Camera with Adaptive Guidelines, Extended Power Window Operatio
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Not Available
Not Available
Luggage Hook and Net
Battery Saver
Lane Change Indicator
Additional Entertainment Features
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
2 Tweeters, Smart Watch Connectivity, Voice Commands & SMS Read Out
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
Not Available
Not Available
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
Drive Modes
Internal Storage
No of Speakers
Rear Entertainment System
Rear AC Ducts
Power Steering
Steering Column
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
Bench Folding
60:40 Split
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Dual Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
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
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front Door
Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
Bottle Holder
Front Door
Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Head-Up Display
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
Blind Spot Monitor
Hill Descent Control
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
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 )
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger


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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. May I know the ride quality factors. Which is better between Sonet and XUV300?
  • If we talk about Kia Sonet, it is tuned for comfort. That’s pretty much the ride and handling package of the Sonet. In itself, the suspension battles harsh road surfaces, surface level changes and potholes with confidence. What amplifies this confidence is the insulation. You hear little of the tyre and road surface, making you believe the ride is plusher. Large craters at low speeds are shrugged off with little side-to-side movement. Over sharp edges and expansion joints, you’d notice some vertical movement before the suspension settles. This never gets tiresome though, even on fast expressways. Both the steering and braking performance seem par for the course. The steering is light enough for city duties and weighs up enough for the highways. Enthusiasts could harp on about wanting more feedback, but for the Sonet’s intended use it does just fine. It holds its line well (albeit with slight body roll) and lets you have some cornering fun in the twisties. On the other hand, you feel confident while driving the XUV, thanks to the steering. It has three modes - Normal, Comfort and Sport -, which change the weight of the steering. These do not change how quickly the vehicle actually turns, so we preferred the light but precise and direct feel of Comfort. The suspension also makes the XUV300 feel composed at high speeds, even over poor roads. The brakes provide a safe and secure feel while slowing down too. In the city, the way the suspension reduces the impact of the potholes is also satisfying. Do take a test drive for better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
  • I can answer after riding for 1000km.. its just feel awesome in driving seat. last week i drive from morning till night with few pit stops in bangalore traffic. not felt any tiredness or kind of back pain. Just go for it
Q. This is Amol, I planned to buy mini-SUV for my family. And after lot of research I booked 2 vehicles as i am still confused. XUV300- W8- Optional (Diesel) at 14.00 Lacs and Kia Sonet HTX (Disel)- 12 Lacs. Here are my requirements-1. This is my first car2. I do have monthly run of 1500 km. (And i already made my mind that i need Diesel and not Petrol)3. Should be good in design and should be smooth ride4. Comfort for front and back seaters as well (I am 5.11 and my wife and mother are 5.4 each)- family of 3.5. Safety is also one prime criteria.6. I can save money if possible as well. (sunroof is must and i didn't liked Nexon's design) 7. Maintenance should be low and average should be good.Please advise as i will not be keeping this vehicle for more than 5 years. So resale should also be good down the line.Any help would be appreciated :)
  • Both cars are good enough and have their own forte. Both cars are capable enough for city and highway drive. However, XUV300 Diesel is more powerful punchy, fun to drive, and offers better high-speed stability. If we talk about ride quality both offer great ride quality. However, Sonet is a bit more smooth to drive. In terms of comfort both cars are good enough however, Sonet offers a better rear-seat comfort as compared to XUV300. If we talk about Safety, XUV300 is a clear winner here. It is the safest car in India at its price. Mahindra XUV300 and Kia Sonet Diesel deliver claimed mileage of 20kmpl and 24.1 kmpl respectively. There is around Rs.1.8 lakh difference between both selected variants. However, you get better features list in XUV300. If we talk about the resale value it will depend on, KM driver, the physical condition of the car, insurance history, how it is driven and maintained etc. You may comoare both cars accordingly. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
Q. Which is best kia sonet top varient or Mahindra XUV 300 top varient?
  • F you are looking for a car with an extensive feature list, comfortable ride quality, and good safety tech, then the Mahindra XUV 300 would be a good option. On the other hand, if you are looking for a sub-compact SUV that comes loaded with modern-day features, multiple powertrain options, butch looks and offers a spacious and premium cabin, then we would suggest you to opt for the Kia Sonet. Click on the given link to compare both the cars: Comparison. We would suggest you to take a test ride in order to clear your all doubts. Click on the given to get your nearest dealership details: Car Showrooms.Read More:- Mahindra XUV300 Review: First Drive. Is The Mahindra XUV300 Worried About The Kia Sonet’s Arrival?.
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