Kia Sonet OR Ford EcoSport ? News

Updated On: 2020-11-25T16:16:33

Kia Sonet OR Ford EcoSport ?

Kia entered the sub-4m SUV with the launch of the Sonet in September 2020. And with the launch, the Kia SUV has been a moment hit becoming the best-seller in its class. However, with the high demand, the waiting periods on the sub-4m SUV have also gone up to three months. So, if you’re willing to shop for a sub-4m and not willing to attend for the Sonet, can the EcoSport be a worthy alternative? Let’s determine .

Before diving into the detailed comparison let’s take a glance at dimensions:

The EcoSport is slightly longer and taller than the Sonet. It also features a longer wheelbase.

When it involves width, the Sonet has a foothold over the EcoSport.

Engines:

Petrol:

The Kia Sonet offers two petrol engine options while the EcoSport only has one.

The EcoSport’s 1.5-litre engine is that the most powerful engine here but its the Sonet’s 1.0-litre turbo unit that creates the foremost torque.

The Sonet’s 1.2-litre is that the least powerful and also makes the smallest amount torque.

Both the SUVs here are offered with automatic drive options. Where the Sonet gets a 7-speed dual-clutch, the EcoSport is obtainable with a 6-speed converter automatic.

The Sonet also offers a clutchless iMT with its turbocharged 1.0-litre unit whereas the low-spec unit is merely present with a manual.

Engine1.2-litre1.0-litre turbo1.5-litre
Power83PS120PS122PS
Torque115Nm172Nm149Nm
Transmission5-speed MT6iMT*/7DCT5MT/6AT

Diesel:

Both the SUVs are offered with a 1.5-litre diesel producing identical 100PS. But when it involves torque, the Sonet takes the lead.

The Sonet also gets a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre engine but it’s offered with the 6-speed automatic only. It makes 15PS and 10Nm quite the quality 1.5-litre engine.

While the EcoSport gets a 5-speed manual transmission, the Sonet comes with a 6-speed manual unit. The Sonet is that the only SUV here to return with an automatic drive with the diesel

 Kia SonetFord EcoSport
Engine1.5-litre1.5-litre
Power100PS/115PS100PS
Torque240Nm/250Nm215Nm
Transmission6MT/6AT5MT

Kia SonetFord EcoSport
PetrolPetrol
1.2 HTE Rs 6.71 lakh 
1.2 HTK Rs 7.59 lakh 
1.2 HTK+ Rs 8.45 lakhAmbiente Rs 8.19 lakh
1.0T HTK+ 6iMT Rs 9.49 lakhTrend Rs 8.99 lakh
1.0T HTX 6iMT Rs 9.99 lakhTitanium Rs 9.78 lakh
 Thunder Rs 10.68 lakh
 Titanium+ Rs 10.68 lakh
1.0T HTX+ 6iMT Rs 11.65 lakhS Rs 11.23 lakh
1.0T GTX+ 6iMT Rs 11.99 lakh 
AutomaticAutomatic
1.0T HTK+ 7DCT Rs 10.49 lakhTitanium AT Rs 10.68 lakh
 Titanium+ AT Rs 11.58 lakh
1.0T GTX+ 7DCT Rs 12.89 lakh 
  
DieselDiesel
HTE Rs 8.05 lakh 
HTK Rs 8.99 lakhAmbiente Rs 8.69 lakh
HTK+ Rs 9.49 lakhTrend Rs 9.49 lakh
HTX Rs 9.99 lakhTitanium Rs 9.99 lakh
HTX+ Rs 11.65 lakhTitanium+ Rs 11.18 lakh
 Thunder Rs 11.18 lakh
GTX+ Rs 11.99 lakhS 11.73 lakh

Verdict:

The Sonet is our pick here. It offers tons more features over the EcoSport and therefore the premium it attracts for these features is justified in our opinion.

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