Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet Detailed Comparison

The sub-compact SUV segment in India has become intensely competitive with all the manufacturers concentrating on producing cars in this segment. Since most of them are preferring suv’s over sedan, also at an lower price. Which made it crucial in making sub-compact suv which matches their taste as well as it is under their budget

kia Sonet

Nissan Magnite is the new launch in this segment, which is priced lesser than it’s rivals. While the car is also designed to match it’s rivals with all the cuts and creases to make it look more sharp and attractive to its customers. How well does it compete with it’s rival Kia Sonet? Let’s see!

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet – Price Comparison :

Nissan Magnite is priced from Rs. 5.53 lakhs for the base variant 1.0 petrol XE and priced upto Rs. 10.94 lakhs for the top variant 1.0 Turbo-petrol XV. While the Kia Sonet is priced at Rs. 7.59 lakhs for the base variant G 1.2 HTE and the top variant D 1.5 CRDi VGT GTX+ AT  is priced at Rs. 15.34 lakhs. We can see that the Magnite is Rs. 2.06 lakhs cheaper for the base variant and the top variant is Rs. 4.40 lakhs cheaper as compared to the Kia Sonet. (All prices on-road, Delhi)

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet – Dimensions :

Nissan MagniteKia Sonet
Length3994 MM3995 MM
Width1758 MM1790 MM
Height1572 MM1642 MM
Wheelbase2500 MM2500 MM
Fuel capacity40 Litres45 Litres
Boot Space336 Litres392 Litres
Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet – Dimensions

This shows that Sonet is longer, wider, and taller than Nissan Magnite while both the SUVs have the same wheelbase. However, the Sonet has a considerably bigger boot space and a bigger fuel tank compared to that of Magnite. 

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet – Engine :

The Nissan Magnite comes in two engine options 1.0-litre NA petrol engine which produces 72 PS of power at 6250 RPM and 96 Nm of torque at 3500 RPM and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol which makes 100 PS of power at 5000 RPM and 160 Nm of torque at 2800-3600 RPM respectively, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the turbo variants can also be had with an X-Tronic CVT, in addition to the manual.

Nissan Magnite Engine

While the Kia Sonet  is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. Of the two petrol engines, the first is a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated unit making 83hp and 115Nm of torque. This engine can only be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox and is limited to the lower trim levels. The other option is a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine that produces 120hp and 175Nm of torque. This engine can be had with either a 6-speed iMT gearbox (a clutch-less manual) or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.

Further, the diesel engine, it is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged unit that produces 100hp and 240Nm when paired to the 6-speed manual gearbox. However, when fitted with the 6-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox, it makes 115hp and 250Nm (up by 15hp and 10Nm).

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet – Features :

Nissan Magnite is packed with features like an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a fully digital instrument panel with a 7-inch TFT multi-information display (MID), automatic AC, rear AC vents, steering mounted controls, cruise control, push-button stop/start, wireless smartphone charger, ambient lighting, puddle lamp, tyre pressure monitoring system, flat-bottom steering, JBL sound system, and Eco driving mode.

Nissan Magnite Interior

Whereas, the Kia Sonet, on the other hand, is more feature-packed than the Magnite. It gets a 10.25-inch infotainment system with UVO connectivity suite, an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity on lower variants, fully digital instrument panel with a 4.2-inch MID, ventilated front seats, tyre pressure management system, sound-mood lighting system, BOSE sound system, air purification system with Virus Protect feature, wireless charging pad, electric sunroof, automatic AC, rear AC vents, automatic headlamps, etc. The Sonet is also the only SUV in the segment to get different driving modes such as (Normal, Eco, and Sport) and traction modes (Snow, Mud, and Sand).

Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet – Safety :

Nissan Magnite gets safety features like dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors, speed alert system as standard. While the higher variants also get VDC (vehicle dynamics control), hill start assist, traction control and reverse parking camera with 360-degree view.

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The Kia Sonet gets more safety features for the base model like dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors, speed alert system, driver seat belt with pre-tensioners, etc. Where the top-end variant also comes equipped with six airbags, electronic stability control, hill-assist, vehicle stability management, rear parking camera, front parking sensors, speed alert system, etc.

Hope this helped you choose your next car. Which one will you opt to buy? Tell us in the comments!

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