2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V

Red 2020 Kia Soul, VS icon, and red 2019 Honda HR-V

Are you shopping around for a subcompact car that that stands out from the crowd? Check out the all-new 2020 Kia Soul, with its unique styling, impressive driving dynamics, a new mood lighting system, and a plethora of state-of-the-art technologies. One of the subcompact car competitors of the Kia Soul is the Honda HR-V. See how they stack up in this 2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V comparison.

The 2020 Soul is the more affordable choice, with a base MSRP of $17,490, compared to $20,520 for the 2020 HR-V. With the low price and a wide array of desirable features, the Soul offers tremendous value. Notable features include LED headlights, a power sunroof, a dual-zone temperature control system, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Smart Cruise Control, a Head-Up Display, and wireless charging. Also, the Soul offers a new interior mood lighting system, with soft lighting that can be synchronized to the beat of the music from the available Harmon/Kardon audio system.

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2020 Kia Soul VS 2019 Honda HR-V
$17,490 Base MSRP $20,520
Available Mood Lighting System No
147-hp/132 lb-ft Base Engine Horsepower/Torque 141-hp/127 lb-ft
201-hp/195 lb-ft Max. Horsepower/Torque 141-hp/127 lb-ft

Compare the 2020 Kia Soul and 2019 Honda HR-V

On the performance front, the 2020 Soul easily outmuscles the 2020 HR-V. All HR-V models come equipped with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, which produces 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. The Soul offers two engines, with both generating more output than the engine for the HR-V. The 2.0-liter Nu 4-cylinder engine delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, while the 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I-4 GDI engine churns out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

Here at Kia Marin, we invite subcompact car shoppers in the San Francisco Bay Area to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2020 Kia Soul!


Green 2020 Kia Soul driving on a gravel road
Dashboard and black front seats in 2020 Kia Soul
Red 2020 Kia Soul driving on a desert highway
Cargo area of 2020 Kia Soul