Car Comparison : Kia Sonet vs Seltos - Which one to Buy?
Detailed Comparison of KIA Sonet and KIA Seltos
You might think that the Hyundai Venue or the Maruti Brezza might be the biggest rival to the KIA Sonet but actually its closest rival would be much nearer in family in form of the KIA Seltos. The KIA Sonet is a compact SUV and the mid or lower spec variants of the Seltos will clash in terms of pricing. There is also a question whether it makes sense to spend a few lakhs more for the Seltos or save them in the form of the Sonet. Let us take a look as we compare the KIA Sonet vs Seltos 2020 version.
KIA Sonet vs Seltos Looks and Size
Both look aggressive and attractive with KIA design details like the Tiger nose grille. There is some difference though as the Sonet is obviously smaller in length from the Seltos plus the Seltos indeed looks wider. The Sonet however despite the compact size looks more aggressive than the Seltos with details like the bulging hood and wheel-arches or even the way the tail-lamps are connected. The Seltos is less sporty in comparison.
KIA Sonet vs Seltos Interior and Space
In terms of interiors, both look good and are well designed. The Seltos set standards for the quality and the Sonet also gets a lot of details like the steering controls having the premium silver finish or the steering itself. There are some changes. The Seltos gets a different centre console and a different instrument cluster over the Sonet. The Sonet gets vertical air vents and a digital instrument cluster. In terms of quality, the Sonet is good but the Seltos feels more premium inside with the better quality cabin. In terms of space the Seltos scores here with a longer wheelbase and the rear seat having a lot more legroom over the Sonet. Even the boot is also much bigger in the Seltos.
KIA Sonet vs Seltos Features
In terms of features KIA has given the Sonet many features which made the Seltos famous like the massive 10.25 inch touchscreen and all the features like the UVO connected technology, sunroof, air purifier, front/rear parking sensors, Bose audio, ventilated seats, wireless charging, mood lighting, 6 airbags and more. The differences are small but important to note that for eg the Seltos steering has got both rake and reach adjust whereas the Sonet steering is rake adjust only. The Seltos UVO has more features and there is the unique heads-up display and the camera view on the instrument cluster exclusive to the Seltos.
KIA Sonet vs Seltos Mileage and Engine
KIA has not revealed the engine line-up or mileage numbers we do know that the Sonet will get two petrol engines with the 1.2 base petrol standard with a manual and a 1.0 turbo petrol unit, which would have an iMT and a DCT 7-speed. The Sonet diesel will have a 1.5l with both automatic and manual.
The Seltos has more powerful engines of course with a 1.5l petrol being the base engine which comes with CVT and manual while the 1.4 turbo unit comes with manual as well as the DCT gearbox. The diesel is also a 1.5l but comes again with manual and automatic. The Sonet is expected to be more efficient over the Selto no doubt due to the less weight and size.
KIA Sonet vs Seltos Price
The KIA Sonet is expected to start just under Rs 7 lakh and go till Rs 12 lakh plus. The Seltos starts from Rs 9.9 lakh and goes till Rs 17.4 lakh for the top-end. Overall there are some key differences. The Seltos has a better quality interior, a lot more space and power plus a few extra features. It is the one to buy if you need more space and power. The Sonet looks younger and is more value for money since it has nearly all of the features of the Seltos and is more efficient too. If you can live with the lack of space then the Sonet is the more value for money buy.
Also read- KIA Sonet First Look
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