2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Honda Fit

2018 Kia Soul and 2018 Honda Fit in a comparison image

When a driver is looking for a compact vehicle for the daily commute and regular adventures, they may feel the need to compromise on fun and styling in favor of practicality. Drivers who choose the Soul in this 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Honda Fit comparison do not have to make that kind of compromise. This model is uniquely itself, just like its drivers, and offers competitive engine output. Both models in this comparison come with four-cylinder engines. The 2018 Kia Soul’s 1.6-liter is rated for 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque, while the 1.5-liter on the Honda Fit offers 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque when mated to an automatic transmission.

However, of these two, the 2018 Kia Soul has by far the most unique look, and an attitude that few cars on the road can match. Keep reading to learn some more similarities and differences between these two models.

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2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Honda Fit
$16,200 Starting MSRP $16,190
Base, Plus (+), Exclaim (!) Trim Levels LX, Sport, EX, EX-L

1.6-L (130 hp)

2.0-L (161 hp)

1.6-L Turbo (201 hp)

Engine Options 1.5-L (130 hp or 128 hp)
6 Standard Speakers 4

Engine Performance and Features on the 2018 Kia Soul

While the base engines of the compact cars in this 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Honda Fit comparison are very close in output, that changes rapidly as you move up the trim levels on the 2018 Soul. Each trim of the 2018 Soul has a different powertrain, and each one increases in power until you get to the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder on the 2018 Kia Soul!, which offers 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the 2018 Honda Fit offers only the one engine option.

The 2018 Kia Soul also offers some elite features that help set it apart from other models. Even the base 2018 Soul model has six speakers and SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility. Upper trims offer options like smart cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and High Intensity Discharge (HID) and LED lighting. Even better the Kia Soul has received great scores in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study three years in a row, which means that drivers who want fun and premium quality can be extremely satisfied with this model.

To learn more about the 2018 Kia Soul near Pensacola FL, contact a member of the Team Gunther Kia team in Daphne AL.


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2018 Kia Soul steering wheel and infotainment system
2018 Kia Soul rear cargo area
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