2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Honda HR-V
The Kia Soul has always been a unique vehicle in the automotive industry. Its one-of-a-kind exterior design is among the most recognizable on the road in addition to being highly functional. This confluence of design and convenience has allowed two generations of the vehicle to be competitive in more than one segment of the automotive industry. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Honda HR-V will clearly illustrate this idea for prospective customers, even though both models do share a few common elements including available all-wheel-drive. The redesigned 2020 Kia Soul offers a more than a few key advantages over its Honda HR-V competitor, including performance, cargo volume and standard technology. Also, the Kia Soul offers an innovative mood lighting system. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Soul at Kia of Mankato today by calling, 833-212-9673.
One element that ties the entire new Kia vehicle lineup together is technology. Kia was one of the earliest adopters of smartphone-compatible infotainment systems. Future owners of the 2020 Soul will have access to both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Drivers and passengers can expand the functionality of their smartphone to the inherent functionality of the Kia infotainment system. Higher trim grades of the new Soul can be equipped with a 10.25-inch high-definition color touchscreen that has split-screen functionality. The 2019 HR-V offers similar capabilities, but buyers will need to move higher up the Honda vehicle’s trim ladder. On a more tangible level, the 2020 Kia Soul is able to offer more interior space than its HR-V rival. When properly configured, the new Soul can offer 62.1 cubic-feet of cargo volume compared to 58.8 cubic-feet in the HR-V.
2020 Kia Soul
2019 Honda HR-V
|2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||1.8-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Yes||Avail. Engine Upgrade||No|
|62.1 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Space||58.8 cu.-ft.|
Kia of Mankato customers will have two engine options to consider when they are picking out which model of the 2020 Kia Soul to take home. The standard powertrain is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable transmission can also be employed. It will make 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Every 2019 Honda HR-V has a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that is mated to a CVT of its own.
While Honda customers don’t have any other engine options, the 2020 Soul does. Buyers can choose the 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line 1.6T that is equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gear-changer. This setup will produce 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.