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Kia Sonet vs Skoda Rapid

Kia Sonet vs Skoda Rapid Summary

Skoda Rapid Price starts at Rs. 7.79 Lakh which is Rs. 84,000 costlier than base model of Kia Sonet priced at Rs. 6.95 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Sonet (Diesel Model) is 24.1 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Skoda Rapid (Petrol Model) is 19 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Sonet (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Skoda Rapid (Top Model) is powered by 999 cc engine. 59% users have chosen Skoda Rapid over Kia Sonet in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info Sonet 1.5 GTX Plus Diesel AT DTRapid 1.0 TSI Matte Edition ATKiger RXE
Brand Kia Skoda Renault
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 13.69 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 13.49 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 5.79 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.2
(346 Ratings)
4.3
(581 Ratings)
4.2
(81 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 999 cc 999 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars Sedan,Mid_Size_SedanAll Sedan Cars Hatchback,SUVAll Hatchback Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol Petrol
Max Power 113.42bhp@4000rpm 108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm 71.01bhp@6250rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 3 3
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Gear Box 6 Speed 6 Speed 5 Speed
Drive Type FWD FWD FWD
Colors
Sonet Colors
Rapid Colors
Kiger Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 19 Kmpl 16.24 Kmpl 19.17 Kmpl
Tyre Size 215/60 R16 195/55 R16 195/60 R16
Boot Space 392 Liters 460 Liters 405 Liters
Ground Clearance (Laden) ... 116 mm 205 mm
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes No
Cruise Control Yes Yes No
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver and Passenger Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 49,057 Sonet Insurance Rs. 46,368 Rapid Insurance Rs. 24,846 Kiger Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L CRDi VGT
1.0L TSI Petrol
1.0 L ENERGY
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
999 cc
999 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Petrol
Petrol
Max Power
113.42bhp@4000rpm
108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm
71.01bhp@6250rpm
Max Torque
250nm@1500-2750rpm
175nm@1750-4000rpm
96nm@3500rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
3
3
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Manual
Gear Box
6 Speed
6 Speed
5 Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
4
Drive Type
FWD
FWD
FWD
Valve Configuration
...
DOHC
...
Paddle Shift
...
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
Direct Injection
MPFi
Kerb Weight
...
1139-1169 Kg
1012 Kg
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid
...
Fast Charging
...

Mileage (ARAI)
19 Kmpl
16.24 Kmpl
19.17 Kmpl

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabaliser
MacPherson strut with lower transverse link
Suspension Rear
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Compound link crank-axle
Twist beam suspension with coil spring
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum
Drum
Steering Type
Electric
Power
Electric
Minimum Turning Radius
...
5.3
5.02
Tyre Size
215/60 R16
195/55 R16
195/60 R16
Wheel Size
...
...
R16
Alloy Wheel Size
R16
R16
...
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Tubeless,Radial
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
Chrome décor for interior door handles,Chrome décor for gear-shift selector, locking button of handbrake,Chrome trim on air conditioning vents and duct sliders,Chrome trim on steering wheel,Dual tone Tellur Grey Interiors,Piano Black décor on the gear-shift console,SuperSport flat bottom steering wheel with black stitching,Premium black leatherette upholstery with Alcantara inserts,Handbrake lever with leatherette cover base,Multi-function display (MFD) of Travelling time, Distance travelled, Average speed, Immediate consumption, Average consumption, Travel distance before refuelling, Service Interval, Outside temperature, Clock,Reading spot lamps at the rear,Illumination of luggage compartment,Illumination of glovebox,Stainless steel scuff plates with Rapid inscriptio
Muted Melange Seat Upholstery
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
5
5
5
Doors
5
4
5
Boot Space
392 Liters
460 Liters
405 Liters
Fuel Capacity
45 Liters
55 Liters
40 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps,Projector Fog Lamps
,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights
DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps
Trunk Opener
...
Remote
Lever
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
Glossy Black radiator grille,Glossy Black door handles,Glossy Black exterior mirrors,Body colour bumpers,Glossy Black décor on B-pillar,Bolt caps,Quartz cut headlights with chrome eyelashes,Projector lens technology,Rear diffuser,Glossy Black body side moulding,Glossy Black front spoiler,Glossy Black tailgate spoiler,Glossy Black trunk lip garnish
Mystery Black ORVMs, Sporty Rear Spoiler, Satin Silver Roof Rails, Mystery Black Front Fender Accentuator, Side Door Decals, C-Shaped Signature LED Tail Lamps
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
...
Trunk Light
...
Rear Spoiler
...
Antenna
Roof Rails
...
Ground Clearance (Laden)
...
116 mm
205 mm
Length*Width*Height
3995*1790*1642 mm3
4413*1699*1466 mm3
3991*1750*1605 mm3
Wheelbase
2500 mm
2552 mm
2500 mm

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
...
Large Format Display, SD/MMC Data Card Reader
...
Connectivity
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
Climatronic - automatic air conditioning with electronic regulation of cabin temperature,Adjustable dual rear air conditioning vents on rear centre console,Dust and pollen filter,USB Air purifier,Tinted windows and windscreen,Dead pedal for footrest,Front sun visors,Vanity mirror in front passenger side sun visor,Rear windscreen sunblind,Foldable roof handles, for front and rear passengers,Storage compartment in the front and rear doors,Storage pockets behind the front seats,SmartClip card holder,Coat hook on rear roof handles and B-pillars,Retaining strip on the driver sun visor
8.9 cm LED Instrument Cluster
USB Charger
Front & Rear
...
Front
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
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
16.51 cm Drive Audio Player central infotainment system,GSM telephone preparation with Bluetooth
...
Smart Entry
...
Massage Seats
Not Available
...
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
Not Available
...
Not Available
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
All
Not Available
Autonomous Parking
...
...
Not Available
Drive Modes
3
...
Internal Storage
...
No of Speakers
7
4
...
Rear Entertainment System
...
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt
Tilt & Telescopic
...
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Front
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
Folding Rear Seat
Bench Folding
...
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
Rear
Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
...
...
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front Door
Front Door
Front Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
...
Bottle Holder
Front Door
Front Door
Front Door
Sun Roof
...
Moon Roof
...

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
2
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
...
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
...
Head-Up Display
...
...
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
3
Blind Spot Monitor
...
...
Hill Descent Control
...
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
...
360 View Camera
...
Airbags
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver and Passenger
Driver and Passenger
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
Both
Rear Wash Wiper
...
Rear Defogger

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

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

Skoda Rapid

  • Build quality. Peppy and efficient turbo-petrol engine. New 6-speed torque converter has no power lag. Ride and handling.

Kia Sonet

  • The waiting period most definitly is going to be painfully long

Skoda Rapid

  • Missing modern features. Transmission too eager for slow daily commutes and weak infotainment package.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. I decided to buy a new petrol sub 4 meter SUV. My choices are KIA Sonet HTK or TATA Nexon XM or Maruti Vitara brezza LXI. Having lot bits of confusion choosing the right vehicle, Since each model having its own Pros and Cons. I don't have any particular requirements. But it should be overall good in engine performance, ride quality, safety, mileage, material quality, etc. Please suggest your opinion so that it will be very much helpful for me to buy a right car.
  • Selecting one would depend on certain factors such as budget, brand preference, drivability, preference of the features, etc. Among the options, if you are looking for a feature rich car with smooth engine options and a premium quality interior, then we would suggest you to opt for the Kia Seltos. The base variant of Maruti Vitara Brezza does not offer much of the features and the cabin feels bare-bone. On the other hand, if you can stretch you budget a little further then the XM (S) variant of Tata Nexon could be a good option too. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride for a better understanding of comfort and compatibility. You may click on the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read More: - [New Tata Nexon XM (S) Is The Most Affordable Car In India To Come With A Sunroof@https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/tata-nexon-xm-s-variant-launched-at-rs-836-lakh-gets-a-sunroof/39628/
  • I too was in the same dilemma - I was confused between top variants of Sonet and Nexon and mid variants of Creta which are all similarly priced (budget of 15-16 lakhs). Nexon has the best suspension and ride quality over bad roads, Sonet has the most features, Creta is bigger and more SUV like. So which one to choose? I spent a lot of time researching the pros and cons of each car and more than that I made a list of the most important features I wanted in my new car and finally arrived on Kia Sonet. 1) Great performance - I’m a car enthusiast and drive for fun instead of need. It’s mostly long drives and less city drive and I wanted a peppy fun to drive engine. I test drove Sonet and Nexon
  • Guys, Just go for NEXON. It was awesome car with 3 drive modes. If you are looking for mileage s**t to ECO mode, if you want performance shift to SPORTS mode. Its serves both the purposes. Its our wish. Coming to Comfort, Safety, Build Quality NEXON is par better in its segment. Looks wise 2020 Facelift is having definitely a good look. I don't want to comment on looks as its personal touchbase for everyone. It differs from person to peronsFINALY I VOT FOR NEXON
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Q. Is Kia Sonet or Hyundai Venue which 1 is good for everyday use?
  • Both Kia Sonet and Hyundai Verna shares the same powertrain and a number of features as well. However, Sonet takes an edge over the Venue with its integrated central display, driver-centric cabin, a segment-leading 10.25-inch touchscreen display, a semi-digital instrument cluster that features a 4.2-inch full LCD display, ventilated front seats, drive modes and traction modes, etc. Moreover, if you are looking for a car similar to the Sonet, but without a flashy design, Hyundai Venue fits the bill. For a better understanding of compatibility and riding comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.Read More: - Kia Sonet: Same Price, Other SUV Options - Kia Sonet Driven: More Than Just A Great Brochure? - Hyundai Venue vs Kia Sonet
  • Venue doesn’t even look like an SUV. It looks more like a hatchback. From Indiase also Venue gives a feel of a Hatchback. I’ve driven both and honestly Venue can’t be compared to Sonet at all. Sonet is a different class all together. Be in looks or seating comfort or features. Venue should be compared to the likes of i20 or Baleno
  • Venue doesn’t even look like an SUV. It looks more like a hatchback. From Indiase also Venue gives a feel of a Hatchback. I’ve driven both and honestly Venue can’t be compared to Sonet at all. Sonet is a different class all together. Be in looks or seating comfort or features. Venue should be compared to the likes of i20 or Baleno
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Q. I am very confused between should Sonet buy the petrol version or diesel my daily run was 100 km per day which one should buy petrol or diesel and what should be the mileage of these two?
  • Selecting between the fuel type depends on your daily running with the car and as per your requirements, diesel would be a better pick. Diesel engines usually have better fuel efficiency compared to the petrol counterparts and diesel engines have higher torque and they give a smoother drive for long distances. Kia Sonet gets a 1.5-litre diesel unit that makes 100PS and 240Nm with the manual and 115PS and 250Nm with the auto transmission. The claimed fuel efficiency stands at 24.1kmpl for manual and 19kmpl for automatic. For a better understanding of compatibility and riding comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.
  • If you want mileage friendly vehicle go for diesel which gives you around 24 km , whereas if you are a enthusiastic driver go for petrol which gives you around 18 km
  • Certainly you should opt for Diesel,if your daily run r more than 60km per day
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Sonet Vs Rapid Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between Sonet vs Rapid?

As per the users experiences Kia Sonet is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for maintenance and features in your car. But Skoda Rapid is better on the grounds of mileage, performance, comfort and safety.

Which car is cheaper Sonet vs Rapid?

The Skoda Rapid is cheaper than Kia Sonet by Rs. 20,000.

Which car has better mileage Sonet vs Rapid?

The Kia Sonet delivers better mileage 19 Kmpl.

Which car offers better performance Sonet vs Rapid?

For the 1.5 GTX Plus Diesel AT DT version, 1493 cc Diesel engine of Sonet produces 113.42bhp@4000rpm of power and 250nm@1500-2750rpm of torque. Whereas for the 1.0 TSI Matte Edition AT version, 999 cc Petrol engine of Rapid produces 108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm of power and 175nm@1750-4000rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Kia Sonet has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Kia Sonet
  • Skoda Rapid
  • Renault Kiger
  • 5.0

    Yes it is possible.I bought a kia sonet htx petrol engine car recently and these were the questions i had as well.As the difference amount between htx and htx+ version is 2.3 lakhs i felt it's waste to spend extra money, Instead i can upgrade the htx externally after buying and it worked out well for me.I added the below add ons to my htx car 1.2 air purifiers2.Alloy wheels3.Amplified sound system4.Lightingit costed me around 90k basically i saved 1.5 lakh with extra interest charges on the financial optionshope it was helpful.Thank you.

  • 5.0

    Canceled Venue SX petrol and waited for this and it was worth it. I got HTX diesel at the same ex-showroom price with all the additional features and latest interior & exterior. Engine 5/5Comfort, 5/5Space, 4/5 (4 persons in my family) Interior 5/5 (as per other options in the segment), Overall rating 4.9/5. The only downside is steel wheel caps not looking so great. We will change soon. The showroom guys won't allow for self-insurance/zero bargaining/long waiting if not pre-booked. Hopefully, I pre-booked the first day itself.

  • 5.0

    A compact suv with all features of a larger suv.Value for money.There is a difference of 1.5 lakhs when compared with nexon top end.But with 7 spped dct gear box, 10.25 touch screen, Ventilated seats, Bose systems, Front parking sensors and 6 air bags the difference in amount is justified completely.These features you cant experience in any of the same segment cars.Stylish looks and finishing gives a brand look to the car.City mileage is around 12 to 13high way mileage i am getting 17.

  • 5.0

    Good combination of performance and comfort. Driving comfort for imt htx is amazing and features like sunroof, good infotainment system and cruise control makes it value for money variants.

  • 5.0

    I am just loving the car.It's spacious and powerful and had loads of features.It's semi automatic which is something new and fun to drive around.

Sonet User Reviews
  • 5.0

    The car is extremely comfortable with well-cushioned seats.The steering is well configured to offer better control on the road.The car build quality is the best in the segment which ensures passenger's safety on the road.The car offers decent mileage both in the city (11 kmpl) and on the highway (18 kmpl).My experience with the after-sale service is good.The service includes home pick up and drop, Car wash, Interior polish, Oil change, Ac filter cleaning, And some other things.The service cost me rs 8362.

  • 5.0

    Skoda rapid is the best in its range a very luxurious sedan with very good looks and a great mileage.It gives about 18kmpl on road.The sitting capacity is 6 people comfortably with minor adjustments.It gives you a good sound system and bluetooth connection is also available.You can also go to long drives because it is very comfortable to long rides also.You can relax upon its safety i guarantee you.

  • 5.0

    Zero to minimum vibrations. Feel safe when inside the car, very good family carValue for moneyService cost is comparable to other similar carsI didn't find any issue with the after sales service yet. The service center calls me every year to remind me for the service, provides free pick up and drop service.Overall, the car was trouble free for the last five years and my family enjoys riding in it.

  • 5.0

    Design that brilliantly & elegantly ages, Performance that puts a grin on your face every time you floor the metal.Built like a tank, Which makes you feel safe doesn't matter even if you are driving at a high speed.Though have heard of aftersales issues from other owners on various portals but over the 6years of ownership, Never once had an issue either with the car or the service center.

  • 5.0

    its been about 6 years now where I get my hands on skoda rapid very solid very confident,punchy and secure to drive always till now. i drived some vehicles,but none give you the feel of that power and confidence, recommend this to anyone who wants a senden in this segment,things mainly needed to changed Michelin tyre and hid headlamps and a tweeter,addition a sub if possible

Rapid User Reviews
  • 5.0

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  • 5.0

    At this prize.No manufacturer offers thatbmuch features.I have turbo rxt mode.Got mileage of 16 on my fst long drive if 450 km with ac on.No lag whatso ever experienced.Space is more than enough.Boot space largest in segment.Power to weight ratio more than or comparable with competetors.Nice interors and infotainment system.Audio quality could have been better.Available in preety colors.

  • 5.0

    The car has been a good experience for 2 months. Delivers what we have paid for it. Ample of space and surprisingly behind is really good. There is some cabin noise and minor issues, but overall worth the cost we pay. Mileage is around 14 to 16 depending on driving in the city.

  • 5.0

    I have taken test drive of renault kiger and i am very glad with its performance and i recommend it to others also.Driving experiance was very comfort.It gives enough boot space, Cabin space.It has nice look with dual tone exterior.I really liked the audio system of this car.And air conditioner works really well.Its value for money.

  • 5.0

    awesome wonderful suv with cheap price good selling , cheap maintanence cost , awesome looks, good mileage , stability in highway , steady engine, more features , good looking interiors best modes , best in this budget sub 4 am suv kiger

Kiger User Reviews

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