Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
21 Nov 2020
Ever since its launch, Kia Sonet is giving a tough competition to the other SUVs in sales. And why not as it offers more features, better safety equipment and even better fuel-efficient engines. However, this article is not an appreciation post for the Sonet but rather an unusual one of what we post on our website. Here is a video of the Kia Sonet vs Ford Ecosport diesel engaged in a drag race and wait to see who's the boss.
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The first round of this drag race is from a rolling speed of 20 km/h whereas you can see Ecosport takes a leap in the end. For the first few seconds, both the SUVs stick against each other before the Ecosport gushes the Sonet. This proves that the mid-range of the Ecosport is better than Sonet.
The second round is from a standstill and here Kia Sonet proves out to be the winner. The Sonet also dominates the third round, but then because of a mild hindrance of an unwanted car, the compact SUV has to stop. Nonetheless, this video is just an example as to how both the SUV performs against each other.
Sharing details on the engine specs of both the cars offer a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine but in different tunes. The no-nonsense Ford Ecosport makes as much as 99 bhp at 3750 RPM with a peak torque of 215 Nm at 1750 RPM. This engine gets mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
On the other hand, Kia Sonet generates 99 bhp at 4000 RPM with a peak torque of 240 Nm at 1500 RPM. It gets a 6-speed manual gearbox which adds to the advantage of added fuel economy at highway speeds. An optional 6-speed AT is also available on the Sonet.
Sharing details on the prices then Ford Ecosport diesel starts from Rs 8.69 lakh and the top model fetches till Rs 11.69 lakh. Kia Sonet prices for the diesel sticks between 8.06 lakh to Rs 12.99 lakh. All prices stick to ex-showroom, Delhi.