Car Comparison: Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet

Read more to see which SUV comes out on top.


The recent release of the new Maruti Brezza has seen it get locked into direct competition with Kia Sonet, Hyundai Creta, and other SUVs in its category. Today we take a closer look at the two fan favourites in the midsize SUV category, the new Maruti Brezza 2022 and the Kia Sonet.


Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Key Features

Parameter Maruti Brezza 2022 Kia Sonet
Engine Capacity 1462cc 1197cc
Power 103bhp 82bhp
Transmission Manual Manual
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Price Rs 8.79 lakh Rs 8.03 lakh

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Engine and Transmission

The Maruti Brezza 2022 is powered by a K15B Petrol Engine, compared to Kia Sonet’s Smartstream G1.2. Maruti Brezza easily surpasses Kia Sinet, generating maximum power of 103bhp compared to Sonet’s 82bhp. Brezza generates a maximum torque of 138Nm compared to Sonet’s 115Nm.

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Engine Type K15B Petrol Engine Smartstream G1.2
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 1462cc 1197cc
Max Power 103.26bhp@6000rpm 82bhp@6000rpm
Max Torque 138Nm@4400rpm 115Nm@4200rpm
Engine Norm Compliance BS VI BS VI
Transmission Manual Manual
Gearbox 5 speed 5 speed
Valves per Cylinder 4 4
Drive Type FWD FWD
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 litres 45 litres
Mileage (ARAI) 17.03kmpl 18.4kmpl

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Dimensions and Capacity

Both SUVs are evenly matched when it comes to size. Kia Sonet is marginally taller than the Maruti Brezza, with a difference of just 2mm. The Sonet also offers a larger boot space but the Brezza has a greater fuel tank capacity.


Length (mm) 3995 3995
Width (mm) 1790 1790
Height (mm) 1640 1642
Wheelbase (mm) 2500 2500
Ground Clearance (mm) 198 211
Kerb Weight (kg) 1110 1081-1233
Boot space (litres) 328 392
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 48 45
Seating Rows 2 2
Seating Capacity (person) 5 5

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Suspension

There is nothing to separate the two SUVs when it comes to the suspension. Both employ a MacPherson strut at the front and a torsion beam at the rear. Both SUVs come with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.

Front Suspension MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam with Coil Spring Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear Brakes Drum Drum
Steering Power Assisted (Electric) Power Assisted (Electric)
Tyre Size 205/60 R16 195/65 R15

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Interior

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Interior

Inside, both SUVs are again pretty evenly matched, with the Brezza having fabricated upholstery. Both SUVs have a similar seating capacity. The Brezza has a TFT Colour Display, dual-tone interiors, and ambient lighting. Kia Sonet comes with LED Sound Mood lights, connected infotainment, and premium head lining.

Dual Tone Dashboard No No
Fabric Upholstery Yes No
Leather Seats Yes Yes
Rear Seat Headrest Yes Yes
Seating Capacity 5 5
Doors 5 5
Additional Features MID with TFT Colour Display, Dual Tone Interior Colour Theme, Interior Ambient Lights, Glove Box Illumination Sporty Alloy Pedals, Premium Head Lining, LED Sound Mood Lights, Connected Infotainment and cluster design

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Exterior

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Exterior

The Maruti Brezza 2022 is available in a greater number of colour options, with 6 monotone colour options compared to Sonet’s 4. 

Alloy Wheels Yes Yes
Headlights Halogen Projector Halogen
Tail lights LED Halogen
Outside Rear View Mirrors Yes Yes
Turn Indicator on OVRMs Yes Yes
Antenna Yes Yes
Roof Rails Yes Yes
Colours Pearl Arctic White, Exuberant Blue, Brave Khaki, Magma Grey, Sizzling Red, Splendid Silver Gravity Grey, Sparkling Silver, Intense Red, Clear White

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Comfort

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Comfort

Neither SUV comes with smartphone connectivity, although the higher-end models are equipped with both Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Both SUVs have a mixed instrument cluster.

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Comfort

Connectivity Android Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No) Android Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)
USB Charger Front and Rear Front and Rear
Display Touchscreen Touchscreen
Steering Mounted Controls Yes Yes
Speakers 4 4
GPS Navigation System Yes Yes
Instrument Cluster Analogue-Digital Analogue-Digital

Maruti Brezza 2022 vs Kia Sonet: Safety

The base models of both SUVs aren’t fully stocked with all the safety features compared to their higher-end counterparts. However, the Kia SInet offers 4 airbags compared to Brezza’s 2, and also comes with Hill control.

Airbags 2 4
Knee Airbags No No
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock Yes Yes
Overspeed Warning Yes Yes
Seatbelt Warning Yes Yes
Central Locking Yes Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes Yes
ABS Yes Yes
Electronic Brake Force Distribution Yes Yes
Brake Assist No No
Electronic Stability Program No No
Hill Control No Yes
Traction Control System No No


The Maruti Brezza 2022 is expected to outperform Kia Sonet, mostly because of the massive advantage under the hood. Both cars are evenly matched in other departments, with the Kia Sonet being the slight favourite when it comes to safety. Both cars are locked in competition with Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, and Renault Kiger.

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Utkarsh Joshi
Utkarsh Joshi
Utkarsh is a seasoned writer who seeks to simplify complex concepts and bring the latest in technology to a broader audience. You can catch his exhaustive 'How to' guides, deep-dive feature articles, cutting-edge news stories, and comprehensive tech reviews on Apart from dabbling in all things tech, Utkarsh also enjoys watching club football, adding to his TBR pile of books, and making Spotify playlists. Automobile enthusiasts and motorheads can also catch his articles on

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