Suzuki Fronx Vs Kia Sonet: The Battle Of The Compacts

Compact crossover SUVs are an affordable option to get maximum space as compared to a hatchback or even a sedan. As a result, these C-SUVs have become a popular choice among buyers. Here are fine examples of crossover SUVs from Japan and South Korea going against each other in this week’s DubiCompare: Suzuki Fronx vs Kia Sonet.

Suzuki Fronx Vs Kia Sonet: Dimensions

suzuki fronx vs kia sonet
DimensionsFronxSonet
Length3,995mm3,995mm
Width1,765mm1,790mm
Height1,550mm1,642mm
Wheelbase2,520mm2,500mm
Boot Space308L392L
Seating55
Fuel Tank Capacity37L45L
Ground Clearance190mm205mm
suzuki fronx vs kia sonet

Both SUVs are similar in dimensions. Although the Fronx features a 20mm longer wheelbase, it is shorter in length by 92mm. However, the Sonet’s cargo volume is 84L more than the Fronx giving it a bit more practicality.

Suzuki Fronx Vs Kia Sonet: Exterior Design

FeaturesFronxSonet
LightsLEDLED
Wheels16-inch16-inch
Dual-Tone ColourYesYes
Body CladdingYesYes
Roof RailsYesYes
TailgateManualManual
Shark-Fin AntennaYesYes
Rear LED LightbarYesYes
Fog LampsYesYes
Exhaust TipsSingleSingle

The Suzuki Fronx features a crossover design with sleek dynamics and a bit of bold styling added to it with an all-around body cladding. On the other hand, the Sonet has a typical compact SUV stance.

Suzuki Fronx Vs Kia Sonet: Interiors & Features 

FeaturesFronxSonet
Instrument Cluster4.2-inch Display4.2-inch Display
Infotainment9-inch Display8-inch Display
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarplayYesYes
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlYesYes
Powered SeatsNoNo
Ventilated SeatsNoFront
SunroofNoYes
Ambient LightingNoNo
Audio4-speaker7-speaker Bose
Rear AC VentYesYes
Center ArmrestYesYes
Rear ArmrestYesYes
suzuki fronx vs kia sonet

The interiors of both cars are inviting and feature-loaded for the price. Both have similar sizes for infotainment and instrument cluster displays. However, the Kia Sonet has a few more nice-to-have features compared to the Fronx.

Suzuki Fronx Vs Kia Sonet: Engine & Performance

EnginesFronxSonet
Capacity1.5L NA Petrol1.5L NA Petrol
Max Power103hp113hp
Peak Torque136.8Nm144Nm
0 to 100km/h12 seconds11.3 seconds
Top-Speed175km/h170km/h
Gearbox5MT/6ATCVT
DrivetrainFWDFWD

The Fronx’s naturally aspirated engine features mild-hybrid tech, which enhances efficiency. On the other hand, the Sonet’s engine provides better performance. If you are into manual transmissions, the Fronx does offer that option. 

Suzuki Fronx Vs Kia Sonet: Safety

Safety FeaturesFronxSonet
Airbags66
Traction ControlYesYes
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
360-degree CameraYesNo
Head-up DisplayYesNo
ADASNoNo
suzuki fronx vs kia sonet

The Suzuki Fronx wins the safety segment of this comparison hands-down. It is equipped with a 360-degree camera, and a head-up display offering enhanced protection and ease of driving.

Suzuki Fronx Vs Kia Sonet: Price

The Suzuki Fronx is available in two variants and is priced at AED 53,000 to AED 60,000. 

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On the other hand, the Kia Sonet is also offered in a couple of variants with prices ranging between AED 70,500 to AED 80,500. 

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The Fronx has a clear price advantage and it is the budget-friendly option of the two. However, the Sonet’s added performance and a couple of nice-to-have features are something you can consider while making a purchase decision.

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