Kia Sonet HTE VS Maruti Vitara Brezza LXi- Base Model Comparison

by Jatin Chhibber | 31/10/2020
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Here’s a small comparison of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Kia Sonet on the basis of features engine options, price, dimensions and so on.

Maruti Vitara Brezza is one of the top-selling cars in its segment. Early this year, the automaker introduced the SUV with a petrol engine and discontinued the diesel engine option. Due to the rising competition, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is not that popular among the new buyers in the market. Recently, Kia introduced its all-new sub-4-meter SUV in our market named as Sonet, which is attracting a lot of buyers. It is among the most feature-loaded car in its segment. Here’s a small spec comparison between Maruti Vitara Brezza and Kia Sonet.

1) Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Kia Sonet is 3,995 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,610 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. On the other hand, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is 3,995 mm long, 1,790 mm wide 1,640 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. As compared to the Kia Sonet, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is 30 mm tall. 


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2) Engine Options

The base HTE trims of Kia Sonet is powered by 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which are capable of shredding out power and torque outputs of 83/100 PS of power and 115/240 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine comes paired with a 5-speed MT, while the diesel unit comes mated to a 6-speed MT. On the other hand, Maruti Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, which puts out power and torque outputs of 105 PS and 138 Nm. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT. 

3) Features

The base trim of Kia Sonet comes loaded with features like 15-inch steel wheels, front adjustable headrests, all-black cabin with fabric upholstery, title adjust for the steering wheel, 3.5-inch mono colour MID, rear AC vents, front and rear USB charging ports, manual AC and electrically adjustable wing mirrors. 


On the other hand, Maruti Vitara Brezza features halogen projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 16-inch steel wheels, LED tail lamps and turn indicators on the ORVMs. Inside the cabin, the Vitara Brezza LXi comes equipped with features like a 2-din music system with Bluetooth, power windows on all four doors, manual AC controls, tilt-adjust for the steering wheel, remote keyless entry and electrically adjustable ORVMs. 

4) Safety

Talking about the safety features, both the SUVs employs safety features like driver and passenger airbags, front seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors and a high-speed alarm. Additionally, Kia Sonet gets an emergency stop signal. 



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5) Price

Kia offers Sonet at a starting price of Rs 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry-level petrol trim, while the base diesel variant of the SUV is retailed at Rs 8.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The entry-level LXi trim of Maruti Vitara Brezza is retailed at Rs 7.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

6) Verdict

As one can see that the all-new Kia Sonet is Rs 60,000 cheaper than the Maruti SUV. The equipment list of both cars is almost the same. The 1.5-litre petrol engine offered with Maruti Vitara Brezza is more potent than the petrol motor offered by the automaker with Kia Sonet. But, the design language of the Kia Sonet is more appealing than the looks of Maruti Vitara Brezza

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