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About Renault Kiger

The Renault Kiger was launched in Feb 2021 and comes in 6 exciting colours and a huge number of variants. In fact, the Kiger comes in as many as 23 variants which are all petrol fueled and include 5 speed manual as well as automatic transmission options. Even the engine options are of two types, 1-litre naturally aspirated and a 1-litre turbo-petrol. Overall, the Kiger is known for its attractive pricing, performance and feature rich interiors.

About Kia Sonet

The Kia Sonet is a sub-4 metre SUV which comes in 6 variants. You can say 7 variants if you include their limited time anniversary edition as well. There are three kinds of engines that include, 1-litre turbo-petrol, 1.2-litre petrol, and the 1.5-litre diesel (MT/ Auto). The different engines provide a mileage that ranges from 18.2 kmpl to 24.1 kmpl depending on the variant chosen.

Renault Kiger and Kia Sonet Comparison: Which Car is Better?

To do a reasonably fair Renault Kiger vs Kia Sonet comparison, we have considered their top models which possess the most features. Moreover, since the Kiger does not have a diesel variant, it is prudent to compare the top petrol variants of both these popular SUVs. Through the course of this article, we will give you enough comparison points to be able to make an informed buying decision.

Specifications

To properly compare Renault Kiger and Kia Sonet, you need to understand the detailed specifications in each of these SUVs. In this section, we shall compare Kiger and Sonet on specifications such as Engine & transmission, Dimension & Weight, Capacity, Suspensions, and Brakes & Steering.

Engine and Transmission

 

Renault Kiger

Kia Sonet

Engine Type

1.0 L Turbocharged

Smartstream G1.0 T-GDi

Displacement (cc)

999

998

No Of Cylinder

3

3

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

98.63bhp@5000rpm

118.36bhp@6000rpm

Max Torque (nm@rpm)

152Nm@2200-4400rpm

172nm@1500-4000rpm

Valves Per Cylinder

4

4

Turbo Charger

Yes

Yes

Transmission Type

AT / MT

MT

Gear Box

5 Speed

6 Speed iMT

Dimensions and Weight

 

Renault Kiger

Kia Sonet

Length (mm)

3991

3995

Width (mm)

1750

1790

Height (mm)

1605

1642

Wheelbase (mm)

2500

2500

Gross Weight (kg)

1435

1460

Capacity

 

Renault Kiger

Kia Sonet

Passengers capacity

5

5

Fuel Tank Capacity

40 Litres

45 Litres

Boot Space

405 Litres

392 Litres

Number of Doors

5

5

Suspension Details

 

Renault Kiger

Kia Sonet

Front Suspension

MacPherson strut with lower transverse link

McPherson Strut with Coil Spring

Rear Suspension

Twist beam suspension with coil spring

Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring

Brake System and Steering

 

Renault Kiger

Kia Sonet

Front Brake Type

Disc

Disc

Rear Brake Type

Drum

Drum

Braking (100-0kmph)

44.71m

44.72m

Steering

Power assisted (Electric)

Power assisted (Electric)

Steering Column

Tilt

Tilt

Steering Gear Type

Rack & Pinion

Rack & Pinion

Features

While the specifications are a good yardstick to gauge the performance of the vehicle, to decide between Kia Sonet vs Kiger, you must also consider the features which enhance the driving experience and comfort. Here we will discuss features such as Safety, Security & Locks, Comfort & Convenience, Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers, Lighting, Seats, Upholstery & Storage, etc.

 

Renault Kiger

Kia Sonet

Rear Camera

Yes

Yes

Number of Airbags

4

2

Side Airbag Front

Yes

No

Brake Assist

Yes

Yes

Child Safety Locks

Yes

Yes

Seat Belt Warning

No

Yes

Door Ajar Warning

Yes

Yes

Anti Pinch Power Windows

Driver's Window

Driver's Window

Hill Assist

No

Yes

Trunk Light

No

Yes

Leather Seats

No

Yes

Ventilated Seats

No

Yes

Central Console Armrest

With Storage

With Storage

Bottle Holder

Front Door

Front Door

Remote Trunk Opener

Yes

No

Conclusion

Armed with the information regarding specifications and features, you should now be in a much better position to decide regarding Renault Kiger vs Kia Sonet, and which one fits your requirements better. The Renault Kiger price starts at Rs 5.64 Lakhs and goes on to 10.09 Lakhs, while the Kia Sonet price ranges between Rs 6.89 Lakhs to Rs. 10.39 Lakhs.

Some important points to note here are; the mentioned price range is Mumbai ex-showroom and may differ for your particular city, we have considered the top model of each SUV for our comparison, and the Kiger does not have a diesel variant to compare the diesel Sonet with. Irrespective of the option you choose to buy, remember to buy comprehensive car insurance to protect your car from a variety of risks and threats.  

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FAQs on Kiger Vs Sonet

  • ✔️Kia Sonet vs Renault Kiger, which is the more fuel efficient SUV?

     As per reported city mileage, Kinger has an average of 15.33 kmpl while Sonet has 12.24 kmpl. This definitely makes the Kiger more fuel efficient.

  • ✔️What kind of multimedia infotainment system comes with each model?

     The Renault Kinger comes with a touchscreen wireless entertainment unit with 3D Sound by ARKAMYS® (4 Speakers + 4 Tweeters), Wireless Smartphone Replication. The Kia Sonet also features an 8 inch touchscreen system, but the output is based on Wireless Phone Projection, UVO lite, 2 Tweeter, Bluetooth Multi Connection.

  • ✔️Between Kiger and Sonet, which vehicle has more ground clearance?

     Both Kiger and Sonet are sub 4 metre SUVs. While the Renault Kiger has a ground clearance of 205 mm, the Kia Sonet has a marginally higher clearance of 211 mm.  

  • ✔️What is the kerb weight of the Kiger and Sonet?

     The kerb weight of Renault Kiger is 1012 kg, while it is 1233 kg for the Sonet.

  • ✔️What is the price of the top variant for each car?

     The top model of Kia Sonet is Rs. 10.39 L in comparison to the Renault Kiger which is at Rs. 10.39 L.

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