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KIA Seltos vs KIA Sonet

Do you want to find out which car is the best, KIA Seltos or KIA Sonet? 91Wheels brings you a detailed comparison between Seltos and Sonet. KIA Seltos Price starts at Rs.10.90 Lakh (ex-showroom) for HTE G1.5L Smartstream Petrol 6-Speed MT and KIA Sonet Price starts at Rs.7.99 Lakh (ex-showroom) for HTE G1.2 Smartstream Petrol 5-Speed MT. KIA Seltos is 4 cylinder, 1497 cc Engine can generate 113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm power whereas KIA Sonet is a 4 cylinder, 1197 cc Engine can generate 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm power. In terms of mileage, Seltos provides a mileage of 17 kmpl (base model), and Sonet has a mileage of 18.83 kmpl (base model).

Seltos vs Sonet

Key HighlightsKIA SeltosKIA Sonet
PriceRs.10.90 LakhRs.7.99 Lakh
Engine Capacity1497 cc1197 cc
Power113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Mileage/Range17 kmpl18.83 kmpl
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KIA Seltos HTE G1.5L Smartstream Petrol 6-Speed MT car
HTE G1.5L Smartstream Petrol 6-Speed MT
Rs. 10.90 Lakh
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KIA Sonet HTE G1.2 Smartstream Petrol 5-Speed MT car
HTE G1.2 Smartstream Petrol 5-Speed MT
Rs. 7.99 Lakh
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Specifications Overview

Variant Name
On Road Price
12.63 Lakh
Price Breakup
8.97 Lakh
Price Breakup
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
User Rating
4.2
4.5
Boot Space (Litres)
433 Litres
385 Litres
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Engine Displacement
1497 cc
1197 cc
Max Power (bhp @rpm)
113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm
82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Colors
Images
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Exterior

Sunroof
Power Windows
Front & Rear
Front Only
Adjustable ORVMs
Internally Adjustable
Electrically Adjustable
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Rear Wiper
Rear Defogger
Bootlid Opener
Electric Tailgate Release
Electric Tailgate Release
Rain Sensing Wipers
Daytime Running Lights
LED headlight
Projector headlight
check
check
Automatic Headlamps
Follow Me Home Headlamps

Brakes, Suspension & Tyres

Front Suspension
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Suspension
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Front Brakes
Disc
Disc
Rear Brakes
Disc
Drum
Wheels
Steel Rims
Steel Rims
Spare Wheel
Steel
Steel
Front Tyre Size
205 / 65 R16
195 / 65 R15
Rear Tyre Size
205 / 65 R16
195 / 65 R15
Turning Radius
5.3 meters
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Tyre Size Spare
205 / 65 R16
195 / 65 R15
Wheels Size
R16
R15

Instrumentation

Low Fuel Level Warning
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check
Adjustable Cluster Brightness
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Fuel level guage
Digital
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Gear Indicator
check
Shift Indicator
check
Dynamic
Tachometer
Analogue
Analogue
Speedometer
Analogue
-
Odometer
Digital
-
Avg fuel economy display
check
check

Infotainment & Communication

Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Voice Command
Infotainment Screen
Yes + 8 inch
Multifunction Display
check
Touchscreen Size
8 Inch
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Bluetooth Compatibility
Integrated Music System
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Speakers
4
AM/FM Radio
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USB Compatibility
check
Wireless Charger

Warranty

Basic Warranty
3 Years / Unlimited KMS
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Extended Warranty
5 Years or unlimited Kms
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Engine & Transmission

Engine Capacity
1497 cc
1197 cc
Engine Type
G1.5 MPi
Smartstream G 1.2
No. of Cylinders
4
4
No. of valves per cylinder
4
4
Cylinder Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Gears
6 Gears
5 Gears
Power
113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm
82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
144 Nm @ 4500 rpm
115 Nm @ 4200 rpm
Fast Charging
-
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
ARAI Certified Economy
17 kmpl
18.83 kmpl
Top Speed
167 kmph
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Emission Norm
BS6 Phase 2
BS6 Phase 2

Comfort & Convenience

Ventilated Seats
-
AC
check
check
Rear AC Vents
Vents Behind Front Armrest
Blower& Vents Behind Front Armrest
Automatic climate control
Heater
check
check
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors
Co-Driver Only
Cruise Control
Start / Stop Button
Power Steering
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check
Adjustable steering
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Multifunction Steering Wheel
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Leather streering wheels
Drive Modes
3
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Keyless Entry
Electronic Parking Brake

Safety

NCAP Rating
3 Star (Global NCAP)
Not Tested
Airbags
6
6
ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount)
check
Overspeed Warning
1 beep over 80kmph& Continuous beeps over 120kmph
1 beep over 80kmph& Continuous beeps over 120kmph
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
check
check
EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
check
check
EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)
check
check
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
check
check
ASR / Traction Control
check
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
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check
Lane Departure Warning
Emergency Brake Light Flashing
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Seat Belt Warning
check
check
Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt
check
check
Rear Middle Head Rest

Dimensions & Capacity

Length
4365 mm
3995 mm
Width
1800 mm
1790 mm
Height
1620 mm
1610 mm
Wheelbase
2610 mm
2500 mm
Ground Clearance
190 mm
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No. of Seats
5
5
No. of Doors
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity
50 Litres
45 Litres
Engine Oil Capacity
4.8 Litres
3.4 Litres
Boot Space
433 Litres
385 Litres
Kerb Weight
1222 kg
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Body Type
SUV
SUV

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • It offers an appealing design with aggressive front profile and offers segment best dimensions with enough legroom at the rear
  • One of the most feature rich SUV in the segment with some segment first features such as dual-zone climate control, BOSE sound system, electrically-adjustable driver seat, dual 10.25-inch screens, and more
  • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof is available from HTK+ variant
  • It is available with three engine options a NA petrol, a turbocharged petrol and a diesel
  • The interior quality, fit and finish of material makes the cabin more premium
  • Good number of available interior colour options
  • The suspension with 17-inch tyres is soft but not bouncy
  • Fun to drive turbo petrol engine with 160PS of power
  • The DCT and CVT gearbox options are smooth and easy to drive
  • Loaded with good number of safety features such as ADAS Level 2, 6-airbags, TPMS and more
  • It has become more stylish than its previous generation
  • The car comes with features like a 360-degree camera, a 4-way powered driver seat, a BOSE 7-speaker sound system, auto-dimming IRVM, wireless charging, and more.
  • The design includes a dual-screen connected panel with a full digital cluster. It has a 10.25-inch color LCD MID and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment.
  • It is available with 3 engine options: 1.2-litre NA petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The HTK+ variant is available with all three engine options making it a good option.
  • Diesel engine is available starting from the base HTE variant
  • Different types of transmission options are available depending on the engine. The DCT gearbox is available starting with the HTX variant at Rs 12.29 lakh.
  • The interior comes with an option of 5 colour themes and offers a premium feel
  • The car is loaded with a number of safety features. It includes 15 standard safety features. These include 6 airbags, ESP, VSC, Hill-hold assist, ABS, Brake Assist, and more.
  • Level-1 ADAS features add extra safety. They include Front Collision Warning (FCW). They also include Leading vehicle departure alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane keep assist, and more.
  • The base variant comes with a decent number of safety features and an attractive price tag
Cons
  • The base variants misses on features such as LED DRL, telescopic steering, keyless entry and some more
  • The higher variants with 10.25-inch touchscreen misses on wireless connectivity
  • The mid-variants lacks some features such as LED headlamp, electrically adjustable ORVMs and more
  • No automatic transmission in first three variants i.e. HTE, HTK, & HTK+
  • The top-spec GTX+ variant goes over Rs 20 lakh on-road price tag
  • The variants with 18-inch tyres have a stiffer suspension as compared to the one with 17-inch wheels
  • The rivals offer more value for money
  • No automatic transmission with the 1.2-litre NA petrol engine
  • The lower models lack features. The company only reserves most of the good features for the higher variants.
  • GTX+ & X-Line variants are the only ones that have ADAS.
  • The turbo petrol engine does not offer a complete manual transmission. Instead, it comes with a clutchless manual transmission. This might not appeal to some customers.
  • The dual-tone color option is not available until the HTX+ variant
  • The 10.25-inch infotainment does not support Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • The top-of-the-line X-line trim comes with a high price tag specially with diesel engine
  • The 1.2-litre petrol engine is available in three variants only
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Detailed Comparison of KIA Seltos and KIA Sonet

Safety

Seltos comes loaded with ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), EBA (Electronic Brake Assist), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Seat Belt Warning, Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt, Hill Assist, Hill Descent Control, Engine Immobiliser, Speed Sensing Door Lock, Child Safety Lock, Door Ajar Warning. Sonet has ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), EBA (Electronic Brake Assist), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ASR / Traction Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Emergency Brake Light Flashing, Seat Belt Warning, Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt, Hill Assist, Engine Immobiliser, Speed Sensing Door Lock, Child Safety Lock, Door Ajar Warning.

Body

Seltos has doors and seats. It is an with 433 Litres boot space, 50 Litres fuel tank capacityand a ground clearance of 190 mm. It is 1800 mm wide, 1620 mm high and 4365 mm long. It has 1222 kg kerb weight and 2610 mm wheel base. Alternativelly, Sonet is an with doors and seats ,45 Litres fuel tank capacity, 385 Litres boot space, It has 1610 mm height, 3995 mm length, 1790 mm width, .

Transmission

KIA Seltos comes with FWD and 6 Gears Manual transmission. And Sonet comes with FWD and 5 Gears Manual transmission.

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KIA Seltos and KIA Sonet Owner Reviews

  • Seltos Review
  • Sonet Review
    • DK
      Deepak K
      3 Month ago
      5.0
      Have good experience over all deign, features, compact. Every thing is perfect. Automatic gear is excellent. no zerk at all. Very smooth pickup and excellent in mileage. Overall experience is good with KIA.
      Likes (5)
    • Rp
      Rajendra paonikar
      4 Month ago
      4.7
      Simply suitable for logdrives, Best car for the family. The mileage is satisfactory. very good features. Service maintenance cost is high.
      Likes (14)
    • AS
      Arshad Sharfi
      4 Month ago
      5.0
      Seltos petrol automatic is the ultimate car for driving in our city. Smart looking and easy to drive fantastic interior .I love and fly satisfied with seltos.
      Likes (4)
    • Sp
      Swapnil patil
      4 Month ago
      4.3
      Its all about good car for any purpose. I use this car for family purpose and going to office 3 to 4 days in a week. I think this car is best in that segment
      Likes (2)
    • nr
      nigro riyang
      5 Month ago
      4.3
      This new car is my first Experience car. Maintenance is very good. Long drive journey is very comfortable. Petrol mileage is minimum. KIA Seltos is a family car and a very good car
      Likes (4)
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