2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Hyundai Venue
The Kia Soul has never fit into any single category of the automotive industry. Most would consider it a compact crossover SUV and that is as accurate of a description as any. Of course, being considered a crossover SUV means competing in a very densely packed segment with new challengers appearing almost every day. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Hyundai Venue shows just how tough this segment can be. However, it’s important to note that the 2020 Soul is able to offer better performance specs without sacrificing fuel economy as well as nearly twice the available cargo volume as its new Hyundai competitor. The 2020 Kia Soul has been completely redesigned for the current model year. Team Gunther Kia customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Soul by calling 877-885-7998.
Customers taking a closer look at the segment of vehicles that contains the 2020 Kia Soul and 2020 Hyundai Venue will find that both models have two rows of seats that can accommodate up to five passengers apiece. This is about where the similarities end for the 2020 Soul and 2020 Venue with the former offering significantly more interior space than the latter. When a 2020 Kia Soul has rear passengers in place, there can still be up to 24.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume. The 2020 Venue has 18.7 cubic-feet for owners to use when it’s in the same configuration. The rear seats of the 2020 Soul can be folded down to open the rear of the vehicle to offer up to 62.1 cubic-feet of cargo volume. This is nearly twice the amount of cargo space that can be made available in the Venue, topping out at 31.9 cubic-feet.
2020 Kia Soul
2020 Hyundai Venue
|2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||1.6-L, 4-Cyl.|
|62.1 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Space||31.9 cu.-ft.|
Kia offers two engine options for the 2020 Soul. The standard powertrain is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine that can be attached to either a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. Regardless of transmission choice, the base models 2020 Kia Soul will produce 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Versions with the manual gear-changer will be able to record 25 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. Models with the CVT will make 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. A turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to seven-speed automatic transmission is also available. It will make 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded engine will be able to get about the same fuel economy scores.
All versions of the 2020 Hyundai Venue will have a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that offers a choice between a six-speed manual or CVT. Owners of the 2020 Venue will have 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque to use. Despite the disparity in maximum performance, the 2020 Venue will very similar fuel economy scores to what the 2020 Soul makes available.