The Kia Soul is probably one of the most unique subcompact crossover options available right now, at least when it comes to exterior design. Despite what some may think about the boxy look, the Kia Soul still remains an option in the market, but unique does not always mean better. To find out which model has the edge for you, we’re here to help you compare the 2019 Honda HR-V vs the 2019 Kia Soul.
As you can see down below, we’ve focused on the LX trim for the HR-V and the + trim for the Soul, which are the two most comparable trim levels. Despite the similarities, there are some significant differences, with one being fuel efficiency. The HR-V impresses with 28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined when in FWD configuration.*
2019 Honda HR-V LX
2019 Kia Soul +
|28 city/34 hwy/30 combined with FWD*||MPG||25 city/30 hwy/27 combined with FWD|
|Up to 58.8 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||49.5 cubic feet|
|41.2/39.3 inches||Front/Rear Legroom||40.9/39.1 inches|
The real disappointment with the Soul, however, is that it isn’t available with AWD. As is typical for the class, the HR-V doesn’t come standard with it, but it is available across the HR-V's lineup for those who want it. In the case of the Soul, it still struggles to keep up with fuel economy figures despite only being available in a FWD configuration. Inside the vehicle, even more differences become clear, with the HR-V delivering just under 10 cubic feet more cargo space through the rear hatch, while also having an edge when it comes to legroom.
These are only a few reasons why the 2019 Honda HR-V may be your best bet compared to the 2019 Kia Soul, but we want you to be the judge. Contact us at Hilton Head Honda to get behind the wheel for yourself.
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.