2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6 - GTX+ vs SX (O); Spec Comparison Of Top Models!

06 Oct 2020 Shakti Nath Jha

The sub-compact SUV segment of India is flourishing at a very rapid pace. It is a very lucrative segment and so to grab a piece of the pie, more and more carmakers are launching their sub-compact SUVs in the country. Kia Motors recently launched the Kia Sonet in India and it has a lot of rivals. However, its arch-rival is the Hyundai Venue as they both share a lot of things. Here, we have a detailed comparison of the 2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6. We have compared the top-end GTX+ and SX (O) trims of the Sonet & Venue.

2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6
2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6: Dimensions and Capacity
SpecificationSonet GTX+Venue SX (O)
Length3995 mm3995 mm
Width1790 mm1770 mm
Height1647 mm1590 mm
Wheelbase2500 mm2500 mm
Ground Clearance211 mm190 mm
Boot Space392-litres350-litres
Fuel Tank Capacity45-litres45-litres
2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue: Engine, Transmission and Mileage

Petrol Engine

ModelSonet GTX+Venue SX (O)
Petrol Engine1.0-litre turbo1.0-litre turbo
Max. Power120 PS120 PS
Max. Torque172 Nm172 Nm
Manual GearboxNot Offered6-speed
Automatic Gearbox7-speed DCT / 6-speed iMT6-speed iMT
Mileage MTMT Not Offered18.1 kmpl
Mileage ATNA / 18.2 kmplNA
Emission NormBS6BS6
2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6 top models

Now, let's have a look at the engine specs, so first of all, we will start with the petrol mills. The top-end GTX+ trim of the Sonet and the top-end SX (O) trim of the Venue get the same BS6-compliant 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This turbo petrol motor churns out 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The Sonet doesn't get a manual gearbox and it comes mated to a 6-speed iMT (intelligent Manual Transmission) and a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission). The petrol top model of the Venue comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed iMT, DCT is not offered in this variant.

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Diesel Engine

ModelSonetVenue
Diesel Engine1.5-litre WGT
1.5-litre VGT
1.5-litre WGT
Max. Power100 PS (MT)
115 PS (AT)
100 PS
Max. Torque240 Nm (MT)
250 Nm (AT)
240 Nm
Manual Gearbox6-speed6-speed
Automatic Gearbox6-speed ATNA
Mileage MT 24.1 kmpl23.3 kmpl
Mileage AT19 kmplNA
Emission NormBS6BS6
2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6 base models

Now, coming to the diesel engine, again there are similarities as well as differences. Both the Venue and the Sonet gets a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine with WGT (Waste Gas Turbocharger). This oil-burner churns out 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Sonet gets the same engine with VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) too. The 1.5-litre diesel engine of Sonet with VGT churns out 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a segment-first 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue: Features

Now, talking about features, so both the Venue as well as the Sonet is very feature-loaded. But, the Sonet is a notch above as it gets plenty of segment-first features too. The Venue gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also gets Hyundai's BlueLink connectivity that offers around 33 BlueLink connected car features. Some other features include an electric sunroof, Arkamys sound system, push-button start/stop, paddle-shifters, wireless charger, etc.

The Kia Sonet gets a big 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also gets Kia's UVO connected car technology that offers around 57 connected car features. Some other features include a premium BOSE sound system, an electric sunroof, smart car air purifier with virus protection, ventilated front seats, LED mood lighting, wireless charger, multi-drive and traction modes, etc. The safety features of these compact-SUVs include up to six airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), etc.

2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6: Top Models Price Comparison
Engine & Transmission OptionSonet GTX+ Price Venue SX (O) Price
1.0 Turbo Petrol (6-speed MT) Not Available Rs. 10.91 lakhs
1.0 Turbo Petrol (6-speed iMT) Rs. 11.99 lakhs Rs. 11.15 lakhs
1.0 Turbo Petrol (7-speed DCT) Rs. 12.89 lakhs Not Available
1.5 Diesel WGT (6-speed MT) Rs. 11.99 lakhs Rs. 11.47 lakhs
1.5 Diesel VGT (6-speed AT) Rs. 12.89 lakhs Not Available
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So, this was our detailed specification-based comparison of the top-spec GTX+ and SX (O) trims of the new 2020 Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue BS6. In the end, let me ask you guys, between these two South Korean sub-compact SUVs, which one will be your pick? Tell us in the comments below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.

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