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Nissan Magnite vs KIA Sonet

Do you want to find out which car is the best, Nissan Magnite or KIA Sonet? 91Wheels brings you a detailed comparison between Magnite and Sonet. Nissan Magnite Price starts at Rs.6.00 Lakh (ex-showroom) for XE Petrol MT and KIA Sonet Price starts at Rs.7.99 Lakh (ex-showroom) for HTE G1.2 Smartstream Petrol 5-Speed MT. Nissan Magnite is 3 cylinder, 999 cc Engine can generate 71.01 bhp @ 6250 rpm power whereas KIA Sonet is a 4 cylinder, 1197 cc Engine can generate 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm power. In terms of mileage, Magnite provides a mileage of 18.75 kmpl (base model), and Sonet has a mileage of 18.83 kmpl (base model).

Magnite vs Sonet

Key HighlightsNissan MagniteKIA Sonet
PriceRs.6.00 LakhRs.7.99 Lakh
Engine Capacity999 cc1197 cc
Power71.01 bhp @ 6250 rpm82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Mileage/Range18.75 kmpl18.83 kmpl
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Nissan Magnite XE Petrol MT car
XE Petrol MT
Rs. 6.00 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
6.56 Lakh
Price Breakup
8.97 Lakh
Price Breakup
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
User Rating
4.2
4.5
Boot Space (Litres)
336 Litres
385 Litres
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Engine Displacement
999 cc
1197 cc
Max Power (bhp @rpm)
71.01 bhp @ 6250 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
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Rear Defogger
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Bootlid Opener
Internal
Electric Tailgate Release
Rain Sensing Wipers
Daytime Running Lights
LED headlight
Projector headlight
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Automatic Headlamps
Follow Me Home Headlamps

Brakes, Suspension & Tyres

Front Suspension
Mac Pherson Strut with Lower Transverse Link
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Suspension
Twin-tube Telescopic Shock Absorber
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Front Brakes
Disc
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Drum
Wheels
Steel Rims
Steel Rims
Spare Wheel
Steel
Steel
Front Tyre Size
195/60 R16
195 / 65 R15
Rear Tyre Size
195/60 R16
195 / 65 R15
Turning Radius
5 meters
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Tyre Size Spare
185/65 R15
195 / 65 R15
Wheels Size
R16
R15

Instrumentation

Low Fuel Level Warning
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Adjustable Cluster Brightness
Gear Indicator
Shift Indicator
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Dynamic
Tachometer
Analogue
Analogue
Speedometer
Digital
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Odometer
Digital
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Avg fuel economy display
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Infotainment & Communication

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

Warranty

Basic Warranty
2 Years / 40000 Kms
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Engine & Transmission

Engine Capacity
999 cc
1197 cc
Engine Type
1.0L B4D
Smartstream G 1.2
No. of Cylinders
3
4
No. of valves per cylinder
4
4
Cylinder Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Gears
5 Gears
5 Gears
Power
71.01 bhp @ 6250 rpm
82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
96 Nm @ 3500 rpm
115 Nm @ 4200 rpm
Fast Charging
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Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
ARAI Certified Economy
19.35 kmpl
18.83 kmpl
Emission Norm
BS6 Phase 2
BS6 Phase 2
Turbocharger

Comfort & Convenience

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

Safety

NCAP Rating
4 Star (ASEAN NCAP)
Not Tested
Airbags
2
6
ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount)
Overspeed Warning
1 beep over 80kmph& Continuous beeps over 120kmph
1 beep over 80kmph& Continuous beeps over 120kmph
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
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check
EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
check
check
EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)
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ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
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ASR / Traction Control
check
check
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
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Lane Departure Warning
Emergency Brake Light Flashing
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Seat Belt Warning
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Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt
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Rear Middle Head Rest

Dimensions & Capacity

Length
3994 mm
3995 mm
Width
1758 mm
1790 mm
Height
1572 mm
1610 mm
Wheelbase
2500 mm
2500 mm
Ground Clearance
205 mm
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No. of Seats
5
5
No. of Doors
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity
40 Litres
45 Litres
Engine Oil Capacity
2.9 Litres
3.4 Litres
Boot Space
336 Litres
385 Litres
Kerb Weight
939 kg
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Body Type
SUV
SUV

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • A well-priced entry-level SUV with good space
  • The Magnite is well equipped with some good features such as a 360-degree camera, JBL speakers, digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, rear airconditioning vent, and more
  • It comes with a well-tuned CVT gearbox and decent fuel economy
  • The legroom for the rear passengers is good and the cabin feels spacious
  • Well equipped with safety features such as dual-front airbags, ABS, rear parking camera with guidelines, ISOFIX, hill-start assist, and more
  • The AMT gearbox is available starting from the base variant
  • 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 interior quality is not up to mark, not as premium as the rivals
  • The suspension is stiff and not too comfortable
  • Engine refinement is not as good as the competitors
  • The clutch in the MT versions is hard and the gearshifts are not smooth
  • The AMT gearbox is very laggy
  • Nissan’s limited sales, service network, and long-term reliability are questionable
  • 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 Nissan Magnite and KIA Sonet

Safety

Magnite comes loaded with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), ASR / Traction Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Seat Belt Warning, Hill Assist, Engine Immobiliser, Child Safety Lock. 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

Magnite has doors and seats. It is an with 336 Litres boot space, 40 Litres fuel tank capacityand a ground clearance of 205 mm. It is 1758 mm wide, 1572 mm high and 3994 mm long. It has 939 kg kerb weight and 2500 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

Nissan Magnite comes with FWD and 5 Gears Manual transmission. And Sonet comes with FWD and 5 Gears Manual transmission.

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Nissan Magnite and KIA Sonet Owner Reviews

  • Magnite Review
  • Sonet Review
    • SA
      SURESH A
      06 Jul 2024
      5.0
      A superb experience with the Nissan Magnite in all aspects.
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      Vikram singh
      4 Month ago
      5.0
      Best car under 10 lakh in a segment. Nice design, good build quality Nissan Magnite. Compact SUV with bold design, spacious interior, frugal engine options. Competitively priced, lacking refinement in ride quality and interior materials compared to rivals.
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      Samdani m
      5 Month ago
      5.0
      Very nice good looking.
      Likes (13)
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      Shambhulinga.m.s
      7 Month ago
      4.4
      The spacious cabin, supportive seats, and well-tuned suspension contribute to a comfortable ride. The car?s interior is designed to provide ample legroom and headroom for both front and rear passengers, enhancing the overall comfort level.
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      pardeep
      7 Month ago
      4.4
      It's spacious and well-equipped cabin that offers a premium feel. The design of the car has been lauded for its contemporary and eye-catching appeal.
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