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Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon Price starts at Rs. 7.28 Lakh which is Rs. 39,900 costlier than base model of Kia Sonet priced at Rs. 6.89 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Sonet (Diesel Model) is 24.1 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Tata Nexon (Diesel Model) is 21.5 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Sonet (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Tata Nexon (Top Model) is powered by 1497 cc engine. 66% users have chosen Tata Nexon over Kia Sonet in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon Comparison

Key Highlights Sonet Nexon
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 13.55 Lakh Rs. 13.23 Lakh
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1499 cc
Power 113.42bhp@4000rpm 108.5bhp@4000rpm
Mileage 19 Kmpl 21.5 Kmpl
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Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon Summary

Basic Info Sonet 1.5 GTX Plus Diesel AT DTNexon XZA Plus (O) Dark Edition Diesel
Brand Kia Tata
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 13.55 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 13.23 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.2
(312 Ratings)
4.5
(730 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1499 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Max Power 113.42bhp@4000rpm 108.5bhp@4000rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 6 Speed 6 Speed
Drive Type FWD FWD
Colors
Sonet Colors
Nexon Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 19 Kmpl 21.5 Kmpl
Tyre Size 215/60 R16 215/60 R16
Boot Space 392 Liters 350 Liters
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 50,228 Sonet Insurance Rs. 49,697 Nexon Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L CRDi VGT
1.5L Revotorq Turbocharged
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
1499 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Max Power
113.42bhp@4000rpm
108.5bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque
250nm@1500-2750rpm
260Nm@1500-2750rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
6 Speed
6 Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
FWD
FWD
Valve Configuration
...
DOHC
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
CRDI
Bore X Stroke
...
76x82.5
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid

Fast Charging

Mileage (ARAI)
19 Kmpl
21.5 Kmpl

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Suspension Rear
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Semi-independent twist beam with coil spring and shock absorber
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum
Steering Type
Electric
Power
Minimum Turning Radius
...
5.1m
Tyre Size
215/60 R16
215/60 R16
Alloy Wheel Size
R16
R16
Tyre Type
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
Tri-arrow theme interiors, Tri-arrow pattern with premium white finish on the dashboard mid-pad, Chrome finish on air vents, Flat-bottom steering wheel, Door trim fabric insert, Central console storage, Umbrella holder in front doors, Interior lamps - theatre dimming, Full digital instrument cluster, Voice alerts - low fuel, door open seat belt reminder & many more, Grand central console with front armrest & sliding tambour door
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Shoulder Room
...
1385 mm
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
5
5
Boot Space
392 Liters
350 Liters
Fuel Capacity
45 Liters
44 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,LED Tail lamps,Cornering Fog lights
Trunk Opener
...
Remote
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
Projector headlamps with tri-arrow DRLs, Tri-arrow signature LED tail lamps, Dual-tone roof color with black A-pillar & C-pillar, Piano-black ORVMs with turn indicators, Door side body cladding for scratch protection, Waistline & rear X-factor with contrast color, 16" Diamond-cut alloy wheels
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
...
Antenna
Roof Rails
Length*Width*Height
3995*1790*1642 mm^3
3993*1811*1606 mm^3
Wheelbase
2500 mm
2498 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
...
209 mm

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
...
ConnectNext 6.5" Floating Dash-Top Touchscreen System by Harman, 8-Speakers, AM/FM,USB,AUX-In,iPod Conncetivity, Bluetooth Connectivity, Android Auto, Text &Whatsapp Message Readout&Reply, Smartphone Integration With ConnectNext App Suite
Connectivity
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
Xpress Cool, Fast USB charger, Rear 12V power outlet
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
Available
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
ConnectNext 7" floating dash-top touchscreen system by Harman, Speed dependent volume control, SMS / WhatsApp notifications and read-outs, Image and video playback, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Remote vehicle control through smartphone headlights, lock & horn, Live vehicle diagnostics, Vehicle live location track & set geo-fence, Valet mode, Trip analytics & Tribes, what3wordsTM address based navigation, Natural Voice Command Recognition (English/Hindi) - phone, media, climate control, iRA - connected technology app, Remote vehicle control through smartphone - headlights, lock & hor
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
Not Available
Not Available
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Not Available
Autonomous Parking
...
Not Available
Drive Modes
3
3
Internal Storage
No of Speakers
7
8
Rear Entertainment System
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt
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
Bench Folding
60:40 Split
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
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
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
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
Front
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

Tata Nexon

  • Build quality is impressive
  • looks better than all of its competition
  • well-loaded with features. Strong safety package.

Kia Sonet

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

Tata Nexon

  • Fit and finish could have been better
  • automatic transmission is an AMT
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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. Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite or Kia Sonet, which is the value for money budget of 8 lakhs?
  • All these cars are good enough. There’s very little to hold against Kia’s Sonet. It could do with more cabin width to seat five better, and also add at least one more variant for the automatic transmission. An aspect where not just the Sonet but Kia themselves as a manufacturer needs to prove their long term reliability and dependability. The Sonet is ticking all the right boxes otherwise. It’s delivering on the wow factor with pukka mini-SUV looks, quality interiors and a feature list that’d make you question paying a premium for larger SUVs. It’s being sensible and practical too, with loads of cubby holes and a large boot. You get proper automatics, and the engines on offer cover a wide range of usage. Kia’s Sonet is rewiring our expectations from sub-4-metre SUVs. It’s proving that a small vehicle can be big on experience.The Tata Nexon has made a lot of improvements in this facelift. It looks better, feels more premium on the inside and now has a feature list to walk shoulder to shoulder with much of the competition. Reasons to buy the Nexon however remain the same: its 5 star safety, ride comfort, the sound system, rear seat space and value for money mid variants. Where the Nexon fails to impress is its powertrain and the cabin practicality. The petrol engine, though powerful, feels less refined and isn't happy to be pushed. Also, Nexon is offering an AMT automatic at this price point, where the competition is offering torque converters or even DCTs. The cabin storage for everyday items is still lacking. And the new steering and instrument cluster are unable to better the driver's experience. Overall, though it is a better Nexon, it fails to hit it out of the park. Minor bugbears aside, the Nexon continues to be a sensible small SUV for the family. It does become the default choice if you want space for five and their luggage, and a comfortable ride. However, if it's polish and latest tech you're after, the Nexon might feel a little rough around the edges.If we talk about Nissan Magnite, at its introductory price of Rs 4.99 lakh - Rs 9.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Nissan Magnite is a very tempting proposition and takes a different position vs its many rivals. This pricing will be applicable only till 31 December but along with that, this package does have some compromises too. For example, the cabin experience isn’t rich and fitment quality is of a budget grade. Many buyers do believe that SUV = diesel power and that isn’t an option that you get here either. Also, while it does get a turbo petrol engine, it isn’t complemented with a driving dynamics package that’s particularly exciting. Of course, Nissan’s sales and service network is also going into revival mode and its rivals have a clear upper hand here. Simply put, if you want the most premium and sophisticated pick from the segment, the Magnite probably isn’t for you. But if you want an SUV that’s spacious, practical, well loaded and comfortable to drive, all delivered at a price tag that’s serious value for money, the Magnite is certainly worth considering.You may compare all these cars accordingly. Do take a test drive in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
  • This guy only has a budget of 8 lakhs and you are really recommending Sonet??? Sonet uses some diffferent engines for their lower variants which this guy is preferred to buy. And I don't think this non-turbo engine (Smartstream 1.2L petrol) can carry a heavy car like Sonet in the long run. So, I would prefer you to buy Magnite or Kiger. Even Nexon's base variant almost comes with that price and it has a 1.5L turbo-petrol engine! You're actually getting the same engine used in the top variant of Nexon!!! Nexon is the complete package if you consider -safety, build quality, better spacing & comfort, premium and good quality accesories- as primary concern. It is true that it lacks some features but those features are too fancy to be compared with the build quality. Like, these fancy features can even be installed through aftermarket but not the build quality. Also the service cost is also far less than Nissan, Kia or Renault. Hope it helps :)
  • Going by elimination-Sonet because of service network and so because of parts, though features are best in class and again as more and more customers are looking for safety -sonet doesn't score as much as others, magnite as it lacks one of the most sought features like sunroof even on top variant and again service network are under revival and Nissan parts are generally costlier at last it comes nexon -balanced car if going for petrol and feature wise as even top variant is under 13 on road for petrol variant.safety we all know ,its best among 3, boot space next to sonet, Ground clearance again best in segment, music system -you will find reason to be inside car , in general overall value for money car
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Q. I am bit confused in selecting which car to buy in between Sonet GT / Nexon XZ+/ XUV300 W8 petrol/diesel variants for city as well as long rides?
  • Selecting a perfect car depends on various factors such as budget, preference of the brand, maintenance costs, ride quality, features required, etc. Moreover, selecting the right fuel type depends on your utility and average running of the car. If you drive less then 50km in a day then we recommend you to go with a petrol car as they are easy to maintain, have a longer life span and they cost less initially then the diesel car. On the other hand, diesel cars are preferred if the average daily run is more than 50km which makes it feasible purchase. The Mahindra XUV 300 is the best sub-4 metre SUV from the brand yet. The SUV offers great ride quality, a torquey diesel engine and a good amount of features, however, your head might think otherwise looking at the space on offer. On the other hand, the Nexon boasts brilliant build quality, an attractive design, and a strong safety package. With the revised looks, more powerful engine and added features, it surely needs to be on the top of your consideration list. Lastly, the Kia Sonet makes a strong case for itself with its butch looks, multiple powertrain options, an extensive list of features and premium quality interiors. It is impressive, even more so than the Seltos, as it delivers a palpably richer experience in a smaller package and in a more price-sensitive segment. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read More: - Kia Sonet Driven: More Than Just A Great Brochure? - Kia Sonet: Same Price, Other SUV Options - 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift: Road Test Review
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