Showdown: 2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V at Ed Voyles Kia Smyrna GA

December 6th, 2019 by

When you dig deep into the data of these two crossover SUVs, there is much that is similar and some the same. However, there are some major differences between the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2019 Honda HR-V that you should definitely know about before you make a purchase commitment. At Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna, Georgia, we’re committed to helping you make the right choice when it comes to buying a new vehicle. We hope that after reading you’ll see what we already know.

Starting Price: 2020 Kia Soul Over $3,000 Less Than Honda HR-V

The 2019 Honda HR-V has a starting price of $20,620. The 2020 Kia Soul’s starting price, $17,490, is $3,130 lower than the Honda.

The question is does the 2019 Honda HR-V bring more than $3,000 more value than the 2020 Kia Soul. Let’s find out.

Warranty Coverage: 2020 Kia Soul Has Much Better Coverage Than Honda HR-V

If you consider Honda’s and Kia’s warranties, the answer is no. The Honda New Vehicle Warranty is good for 3 years/36,000 miles. Kia’s New Vehicle Warranty is good for 5 years/60,000 miles. With the Kia Soul, you get 2 more years and 24,000 more miles of New Vehicle Warranty than you do with Honda’s HR-V.

Honda doesn’t fare any better when comparing Powertrain Warranties. Honda’s Powertrain Warranty is 5 years/60,000 miles. On the other hand, The Kia Soul’s Powertrain Warranty protects you for 10 years,100,000 miles. Kia gives you 5 more years of powertrain protection and 40,000 more miles than Honda.

Not a very good start for the Honda warranty coverage. Kia’s warranty coverage is much better for over $3,000 less.

Choice Engine: Only the 2020 Kia Soul Has It, No Choice with Honda HR-V

The 2019 Honda HR-V gives you one engine choice, a 1.8L inline 4-cylinder engine. Now, we ask you, if you can only get one engine, is it really a choice. The Honda HR-V’s only engine produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The automotive press expressed real disappointment with how underpowered the HR-V is with this engine.

With the 2020 Kia Soul, you do get your choice of engine. The standard engine is a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. It generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This is more horsepower and torque than the HR-V, but pretty similar. However, the Kia Soul gives you a real engine choice. Kia also offers a 1.6L turbocharged Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) inline 4-cylinder engine. This engine pumps up the horsepower to 201 horses and torque takes a big jump to 195 lb-ft. Kia’s 1.6L engine dominates Honda’s 1.8L engine by 60 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque.

The choice is yours. With Kia, you get a much more powerful engine for more than $3,000 less.

With Honda, you don’t even get a choice.

The list of Kia excellence over Honda continues. More headroom in the front row and the second row of seats. A larger fuel tank, which means the 2020 Kia Soul’s range is larger than the 2019 Honda HR-V’s. A larger standard infotainment screen. The Kia Soul was completely redesigned for 2020, while the 2019 Honda HR-V received only an exterior refresh.

You get the picture. With the 2020 Kia Soul, you get more, lot’s more for a lot less money.

More than $3,000 less.

Showdown in the Showroom: 2020 Kia Soul Crushes 2019 Honda HR-V

When you’re ready to see the 2020 Kia Soul up close and personal, give us a call at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna, Georgia for a complete test drive. If you’re not convinced right now that the 2020 Kia Soul is a better value than the 2019 Honda HR-V, you will be after your test drive.

Don’t wait!

The 2020 Kia Souls are driving out of our showroom fast.