2020 Kia Soul Vs. Honda HR-V

Red 2020 Kia Soul drives around a track, while a red 2019 Honda HR-V makes its way through some muck in a rainstorm. Both vehicles are separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

The recently released 2020 Kia Soul is a formidable beast; fully redesigned, it’s kicking off the venerated model’s third generation. Exciting new features and optimized engineering bring this 2020 Kia to a whole new level of Soul.

The 2019 Honda HR-V has also been a strong-performing subcompact SUV on the market this year. In pitting it against the 2020 Kia Soul, let’s see: which vehicle comes out better?

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Honda HR-V

$17,490 Starting MSRP $20,520
14.3 gallons Fuel Capacity 13.2 gallons
2.0L I4 Base Engine 1.8L I4
Two Engine Options One
201 hp Max Horsepower 141 hp
195 pound-feet Max Torque 127 pound-feet
62.1 cubic feet Cargo Volume with Seats Folded 58.8 cubic feet
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? Available
6-7 Number of Speakers 4-6
Standard Aux Port Not Available

Get More for Less with the 2020 Kia Soul

Standard Features and Capability

The 2020 Kia Soul features a lower MSRP throughout the trims. On top of this, it boasts more capability and features not available on the 2019 Honda HR-V.

Features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are more important than ever to buyers today, and they come standard on the 2020 Kia Soul. You’ll be paying extra for them with the 2019 Honda HR-V.

Engine Power and Specs

The new base engine of the 2020 Kia Soul is revamped and more powerful than ever, while an available turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder brings even more strength to the table. Driving fun is emphasized with this year’s Kia Soul, and it shines through with every rev of the engine.

Cargo Volume

The 2020 Kia Soul boasts some of the highest cargo volume numbers among subcompact SUVs. The 2019 HR-V was lauded for its own cargo volume, but the 2020 Kia Soul manages to stretch beyond it with its further optimized design.

Test Drive the 2020 Kia Soul near Mobile, AL

Don’t take our word for it; experience the 2020 Kia Soul for yourself at Team Gunther Kia! Contact us today to schedule a test drive at our lot in Daphne, AL. Thanks for reading, and we look forward to seeing you soon!