2021 Kia Soul vs 2021 Honda HR-V

Compare the Kia Soul and Honda HR-V

Searching for a compact vehicle that falls somewhere between an SUV and a sedan model? Try out the Kia Soul - a sporty and soulful hatchback with a whole lot of personality throughout every defining detail. From its unmissable style to its punchy powertrain, you'll be hard-pressed to find another model like it on the market.

Despite this fact, the Kia Soul is often compared to compact, mini SUV options on the road, such as the Honda HR-V. While these models have their noteworthy features, the Kia Soul still stands out as a perfect option for many drivers. Let's find out why.

2021 Kia Soul
vs.
2021 Honda HR-V

Power and Performance

Both of these options offer a stellar based engine for drivers to choose from, but the Kia Soul leaves the gate with a sports-oriented 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that surpasses the standard Honda HR-V engine in horsepower and torque. The Kia Soul also offers a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with the Turbo trim, delivering 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque - the HR-V can't match these numbers with its engine. Also enjoy the option of a standard manual transmission on the Kia Soul, which affords drivers additional control and a sporty feel on the road. You won't find this as an option on any of the trim levels of the Honda HR-V.

Interior and Exterior Design

The distinctive style of the Kia Soul holds its own with a wide variety of vibrant color options that will make you stand out among other cars on the road. Enjoy a bright Mars Orange, Inferno Red, Solar Yellow, or two-toned option amidst the unique stance of a hatchback. With the Honda HR-V, you'll find much more traditional exterior color options and much less of them.

Inside the Kia Soul, expect premium features such as available ambient lighting, a larger cargo opening for additional storage space, an available 10-way power driver's seat, and an overhead console for even more storage. The Honda HR-V features flexible ways to store cargo but does not offer comfort features like mood lighting or 10-way power-adjustable seating.

Technology & Safety

Technology Differences

Enjoy the peak of technology in the Kia Soul model. Boasting an available 10.25-inch HD touchscreen, wireless charging, and complete standard smartphone integration, the Kia hatchback goes above and beyond in getting you where you need to go with entertainment on board.

In the Honda HR-V, you'll find a touchscreen, but it doesn't offer standard smartphone integration until the higher end of the model lineup. You'll also only get four speakers throughout the cabin, as opposed to six found in the Kia Soul. The Honda's touchscreen also only comes with the Sport trim, matching the standard screen size in the Kia Soul.

Safety and Driver's Assistance Features

While the Honda HR-V crossover model boasts an available suite of driver's assistance technology, just as the Kia model does, the Kia Soul offers up a standard build that makes it stand out from other hatchbacks on the road. Enjoy the unique Iso-Structureâ„¢ made of high-strength steel to maximize the rigidity of the frame. This system, in combination with features like Traction Control, makes for a ride that takes safety to the next level.

Summing It Up

In search of a vehicle with a great middle-ground stance, copious amounts of unique storage space, fantastic standard technology features, and a wealth of personality? The Kia Soul is the model for you. Its one-of-a-kind nature finds a way to leave its competitors in the dust.

Test Drive the Kia Soul at Your Local Bill Dodge Kia Today

Interested in making the beautiful Kia Soul your own? Easily schedule a test drive today to learn more about what makes this hatchback stand out from others in its class. Our customer-service oriented team can't wait to help you meet your dream model and subsequently assist you through the process of getting to drive it home.

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