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 unofficial ones 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 LED Headlights compared to 4-Beam Halogen in Yaris. Further, Stonic would have LED DRLs, 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 a4.2-inch LCD behind the steering and a 8-inch Infotainement 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 Single Zone Auto Air Condition, making them equal in this segment.
If we compare the safety features, KIA’s vehicle will expectedly have 2 Airbags against 2 in Yaris. 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 KIA Stonic EX+ is launched in Rs3,880,000, meaning the latter is quite expensive than the former.