While both Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue have a lot going for them, many of you must be wondering how spacious are the rear seats of these non-identical twins. Read on to discover.
Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue are mechanical twins as both the cars are based on the same platform. Also, they get similar engine-gearbox configurations. The Venue is often criticized for its tight second-row, and this raises a concern if the situation is the same in the Kia Sonet as well. In an attempt to find out the answer, we came across a video on YouTube, which was uploaded by The Car guide – Rishabh Arora. In the video, the host measures the legroom, headroom, and the seat’s dimensions for both the cars via a measuring type and in all possible manners.
The host starts with the Venue first, and he measures the seat’s width, which comes up as 47 inches. Then he measures the seat squab’s length, which he claims is 20 inches. The next aspect that he examines is the legroom. He does so in 2 different ways. First, he pushes the front seat all the way forward and then he pushes it back completely. As a result, he gets a maximum and minimum legroom of 11.5 inches and 1.5 inches, respectively. The next dimension he talks about is the headroom, which he claims is in between 5-6 inches. Also, the host measures the shoulder room, which according to him is 56 inches.
In the Sonet, the host starts by measuring the headroom first that he claims is around 4-5 inches. Also, he tapes the seat's squab and confirms that it is 19 inches deep. Then moving over to the legroom, the maximum he measures is 10.5 inches, while the minimum he tapes is 1.5 inches. However, the seat in the Sonet is 48 inches wide. The shoulder room that Sonet offers is of 57 inches.
With these dimensions at hand, it can be concluded that both Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet are equally spacious. They offer a similar amount of legroom, headroom, and shoulder room. But if the feature lists of these cars are to be compared, the Sonet emerges as the rightful winner here. It gets the biggest-in-segment 10.25-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment unit along with a Bose sound system. It also gets ventilated front seats, which are not available on any of its rivals.