KIA Stonic Vs Toyota Yaris – A Comparison
Continuing our comparison series, we are going to compare KIA Stonic with Toyota Yaris ATIV X CVT, which is top of the line variant of the car. It is pertinent to mention that KIA Motors has not revealed any specs and features for Pakistan; hence, these are specs and features of the top international variant of the car.
Segment and Body Type
KIA Stonic is a B-segment subcompact with Crossover SUV body type, while Yaris is C-Segment compact sedan.
The compact crossover by KIA has 4140mm Length, 1760mm Width, 1520mm Height and 2580mm Wheelbase. Meanwhile, Yaris is 4425mm Long, 1730mm Wide, 1475mm High with a 2550mm Wheelbase. If we compare the Ground Clearance, Stonic has 183mm as compared to 175mm of Yaris.
Engine and Transmission
KIA is expectedly to offer a 1.4MPI engine in Pakistan, which generates 100hp and 133Nm torque. In comparison, Yaris has 1.5SFI engine, producing 106hp and 140Nm Torque, giving an edge to the latter.
Coming to transmission, Stonic would have a 6-Speed Automatic, while Yaris has a 7-Speed CVT. Both cars are Front Wheel Drive (FWD).
The crossover by KIA will expectedly come with Bi-Function Projection Halogen Headlights compared to 4-Beam Halogen in Yaris. Further, Stonic would have 4-Strip LED DRLs, and Halogen Fog Lamps against LED DRLs and Halogen Fog Lamps of the Toyota sedan.
The Stonic will come with 16-inch Alloy Wheels, while Yaris has 15-inch Alloy ones.
It is expected that Stonic will have a 4.2-inch LCD behind the steering and a 7-inch Touchscreen, while Yaris has a 4.2 inch LCD and 6.8-inch Touchscreen. The Seat Material in both cars are Fabric. Moreover, Stonic has a 6-Way Manual Adjustment for Driving Seat, while Yaris comes with 4-way Manual Adjustment. Both cars have Keyless Entry, while Cruise Control is additional in Stonic, which is not offered in Yaris.
Lastly, both cars have Auto Air Condition, making them equal in this segment.
If we compare the safety features, both vehicles have 2 Airbags, each. Both vehicles have Rear Camera, Traction Control, Hill Assist, Stability Control, ABS + EBD. The additional features in Stonic would be Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS) and Rear Parking Sensors.
The current price of Toyota Yaris is Rs2,899,000, while it is expected that KIA Stonic will be launched in the range of Rs35-lacs to Rs40-lacs. If it is true, then Stonic would be expensive than its competitor.