Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue 2020: Turbo-petrol iMT Performance And Fuel Efficiency Compared

Both models utilise the same 1.0-litre turbo-petrol powertrain but does that translate to the same performance and fuel efficiency figures?

The Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue are almost identical siblings, albeit with their own clothing. Both models utilise the same underpinning, powertrains, and even have a near identical feature list. In this report, we have compared the turbo-petrol iMT (clutchless manual) powertrain of both models to find out if their performance and fuel efficiency figures are alike. Scroll down to see what our VBox figures indicate. 

Spec Check


The variant tested is the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, mated to a 6-speed clutchless manual gearbox. It develops 120PS of power, 172Nm of torque, and drives the front wheels. So do both the models with the same engine offer similar performance and fuel efficiency? Let’s find out.

Performance Runs


Hyundai Venue

Kia Sonet


11.58 seconds

11.68 seconds

30-80kmph (Third Gear)

7.84 seconds

8.47 seconds

40-100kmph (Fourth Gear)

12.88 seconds

13.24 seconds


Despite both SUVs using the same engine, the Sonet is 0.1 slower in the race to 100kmph. It is also slower through the gears. It’s around 0.6 seconds and 0.3 seconds slower in the 30-80kmph and 40-100kmph runs respectively. These minute differences shouldn’t make much of a difference in real-world scenarios, though. 

Tested Fuel Efficiency Compared


Hyundai Venue

Kia Sonet











But where the Kia beats the Hyundai hands down is in the fuel efficiency department. The Sonet is 1.26kmpl more fuel efficient than the Venue in the town and 1.15kmpl on the highway. Even in terms of ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency, the Sonet is better than the Venue by 0.2kmpl. 



Hyundai Venue Turbo iMT

Kia Sonet Turbo iMT

Prices (ex-showroom)

Rs 10 lakh to Rs 11.15 lakh

Rs 9.49 lakh to Rs 11.99 lakh 


As mentioned earlier, both models utilise the same basic architecture and engines. So at the end of the day, it boils down to the features, styling, and your particular brand preference. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, we suggest you pick up the Sonet. If you want an equally capable SUV in simpler clothes, the Venue is the one to go for. 

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