Discover 4 Ways the 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Excels Over the Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Discover 4 Ways the 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Excels Over the Maruti Suzuki Brezza

The sub-4m SUV segment welcomes the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift, a formidable contender in a fiercely competitive landscape. Boasting comprehensive updates the Sonet stands out with enhanced features, improved safety measures, and a refreshed design which makes it a strong rival to Maruti's subcompact SUV, the Brezza. Here, we delve into four key factors that give the 2024 Sonet an edge over the Brezza.

1. Better Convenience Features

While both SUVs offer features like ambient lighting and a wireless phone charger, the Sonet takes the lead in terms of convenience and niceties. Here are the features that set the Sonet apart:

  • Greater 10.25-inch infotainment system with touchscreen (Brezza has a 9-inch model))
  • 7-speaker Bose sound system vs. 6-speaker Arkamys sound system
  • 10.25-inch digital driver’s display
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 4-way powered driver's seats

However, it's worth noting that the Brezza has an advantage with a heads-up display.

2. Better Safety Features

In the safety department, the 2024 Sonet shines with notable improvements. It now comes standard with six airbags across all variants, front parking sensors, and an available Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Both vehicles offer essential safety features such as ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and a 360-degree camera (a new addition to the 2024 Sonet).

3. Different Trims

The 2024 Sonet offers versatility with three broad trims: Tech Line, GT Line, and X Line. Each trim comes with distinct interior color schemes and subtle cosmetic changes on the exterior and this variety allows buyers to choose a Sonet that aligns with their preferences and style.

4. More Powertrain and Transmission Options

In the powertrain department the Sonet stands out by providing a range of options. Buyers can choose from three engines, including petrol and diesel, and five different transmissions. On the contrary, the Brezza offers only a petrol engine, with an optional factory-fitted CNG kit.

Detailed Engine Options for Both SUVs:

2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Engine Options:

  • 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine
  • 1-litre turbo-petrol engine
  • 1.5-litre diesel engine

Maruti Suzuki Brezza Engine Options:

  • 1.5-litre petrol engine
  • 1.5-litre petrol engine with optional CNG kit

Power and Torque:

  • Sonet: 83 PS (Power) / 115 Nm (Torque) to 120 PS / 172 Nm
  • Brezza: 103 PS / 137 Nm to 122 Nm


  • Sonet: 5-speed MT to 6-speed iMT/7-speed DCT
  • Brezza: 5-speed MT to 6-speed AT

As for pricing, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza ranges from Rs 8.29 lakh to Rs 14.14 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the prices for the 2024 Sonet facelift are yet to be revealed but are anticipated to be higher than the current Sonet, which starts from Rs 7.79 lakh (ex-showroom). Both SUVs compete head-to-head with models like the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, and Nissan Magnite.