2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Honda HR-V

2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Hona HR-V comparison image

Comparing subcompact SUVs against one another is normally a comparison of small details where one vehicle just appears better because of preference or a strange gimmick. That would normally be true when comparing a Kia SUV against any other SUV in its class, but not with the Soul model. The Kia Soul is so genuinely unique than its competitors that any comparison between the two shows how “unique” can mean a lot more than just “different.” The table below shows some of the things about the Soul that make it the smart choice over the Honda HR-V.

2020 Kia Soul 


2020 Honda HR-V 

$17,490  Starting MSRP  $20,820 
2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder  Base Model Engine  1.8L Inline 4-Cylinder 
Yes Turbo Engine Options  No
62.1  Maximum Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)  55.9 

Comparison Analysis

It’s a bit baffling that the less-expensive Kia comes away with not only a bigger base engine that has better torque and horsepower, but also an option to upgrade to it a turbocharged engine. Furthermore, any 2020 Kia Soul with the turbo engine is still less expensive than the highest tier of the Honda HR-V.

Another big benefit of choosing the Soul is cargo capacity. The fully raised back end of the Soul does not go to waste, as it increases the cargo capacity by nearly 10 cubic feet. Being able to store that much more simply makes the Soul more useful than the HR-V. But there is way more to the Soul than just size and engine power.

Other Features of the 2020 Kia Soul

The following are several additional features available on the 2020 Kia Soul

  • 27/33/30 mpg
  • 201 horsepower Turbo Engine
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Brand Sound System
  • Climate Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front and Rear Cupholders
  • Transmission, Cruise, and Audio Controls on Steering Wheel
  • 2 One-Touch Power Windows
  • Hands-Free Entry
  • And More!