Hyundai Venue N-Line Vs Kia Sonet X Line – Spec Comparison

Hyundai Venue N-Line Vs Kia Sonet X Line

The Kia Sonet X Line is the only SUV in the segment to be offered with a matte colour scheme

Hyundai recently launched the new Venue N-Line in the Indian market for buyers looking for a performance-oriented version of this compact SUV. The Venue N-Line not only boasts updated exterior styling, but in addition to this, also offers an updated cabin, a powerful powertrain, and exclusive colour options. Kia also launched the new Sonet X Line to take on the rivals like the Venu N-Line and the upcoming XUV300. If you are also planning to buy a new compact SUV in India soon, here is a detailed Hyundai Venue N-Line vs Kia Sonet X Line spec comparison that you should check out.

Hyundai Venue N-Line Vs Kia Sonet X Line

Exterior Design And Dimensions

To start with, the new Hyundai N-Line is offered with a number of new changes that differentiate it from the standard iterations of the SUV. These include new and exclusive R16 alloy wheels, sporty red accents, updated rear bumper design, and other subtle changes that give it a stronger road presence. The Venue N-LIne measures 3995 mm in length, 1770 mm in width, and 1617 mm in height. The wheelbase on the other hand stands at 2500 mm. For those wondering, the tyre size stands at 215/60 R16.

Also Read: Top 5 Things To Know About The Upcoming 2022 Hyundai Venue N Line

The Kia Sonet X Line also offers a number of changes to attract buyers in the market. In addition to a segment-first exclusive matte grey shade, the new Sonet X Line is also offered with new wheels, attractive dark chrome elements and more. As far as dimensions are concerned, the new Sonet X Line measures 3995 mm in length, 1790 mm in width, and 1642 mm in height. The wheelbase however is identical to the Venue N-Line and measures 2500 mm. A quick comparison is given below in the table:

Hyundai Venue N-Line Kia Sonet X Line
Length 3995 mm 3995 mm
Width 1770 mm 1790 mm
Height 1617 mm 1642 mm
Wheelbase 2500 mm 2500 mm
Tyres 215/60 R16 215/60 R16

Engine, Gearbox, And Performance

Powering the new Venue N-Line is the 1.0L Kappa Turbo GDI petrol engine that churns out 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak torque. Unlike the Hyundai i20 N-Line, the Venue N-Line will only be offered with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. The performance of this motor is great while the fuel economy figures too are impressive. This turbocharged engine makes the Venue N-Line one of the most powerful offerings in the segment.

Also Read: New 2022 Maruti Brezza Vs Hyundai Venue Facelift – Everything To Know!

The Kia Sonet X-Line on the other hand however is offered with two powertrain options – a G1.0L turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5L CRDi VGT diesel engine. For those wondering, the turbocharged petrol engine delivers a peak power output of 120 PS and a maximum torque output of 172 Nm. The diesel engine on the other hand delivers peak power and torque output of 115 PS and 250 Nm respectively. The petrol engine comes mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox while the diesel on the other hand comes mated to a 6-speed AT gearbox. A quick comparison is given below in the table:

Hyundai Venue N-Line Kia Sonet X Line
Engine 1.0L Kappa Turbo GDi Petrol G1.0L T-GDi/


Max. Power 120 PS @ 6000 rpm 120 PS @ 6000 rpm/

115 PS @ 4000 rpm

Max. Torque 172 NM @ 1500 – 4000 rpm 172 Nm @ 1500 – 4000 rpm/

250 Nm @ 1500 – 2750 rpm

Transmission 7-Speed DCT 7-Speed DCT/

6-Speed AT

Emission Norm BS6 BS6
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 45 L

Hyundai Venue N-Line Vs Kia Sonet X Line Price Comparison

Hyundai Venue N-Line Kia Sonet X Line
Starting Price Rs 12.16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 13.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Also Read: 3 Lakh Hyundai Venue Sold In India – What Makes It Special?

Final Verdict

The Hyundai Venue N-Line is currently only of the most practical offerings in the market and the new updates have made it an even better car, especially for those looking for a fun-to-drive experience. Unlike the Kia Sonet X Line, the Venue N-Line boasts a number of changes that not only improves the looks but also improve the dynamics and the performance. The Hyundai Venue N-Line is definitely a great choice for anyone looking for a dynamically sorted compact SUV and strong performance. The Kia Sonet X Line however only gets strong cosmetic updates including a segment-first graphite matte exterior colour scheme. Both the brands offer a similar features list but it is the Venue N-Line that offers a more aggressive pricing and a VFM package.

Also Read: Kia Sonet X Line – Top 5 Things To Know!

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.