When it comes to capability, small crossovers excel – allowing you to bring more people and things along while still being easily parked and nimble in traffic. Arguably founded by the Kia Soul, this segment lets drivers enjoy the benefits of a crossover – namely ride height, cargo space and safety without sacrificing the urban-ready nature of a subcompact car.
Today, we’re matching up two vehicles that attempt to offer this unique combination of capability and agility despite their different approaches. In the first corner, the 2020 Kia Soul aims to bring Kia’s legendary subcompact crossover into a new era. Launching this year, the 2020 Kia Soul features plenty of sporty upgrades, a brand-new trim-level structure, updated platform and standard tech across all trims. Up against the 2020 Kia Soul, is the 2019 Honda HR-V. Let’s see how they fare against one another:
2020 Kia Soul
2019 Honda HR-V
|147 – 201 horsepower||Horsepower range||141 horsepower|
|7 inches||Standard infotainment screen||5 inches|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||Available|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|5 years/60,000 miles||Bumper-to-bumper warranty||3 years/36,000 miles|
With the 2020 Kia Soul, drivers get something uncommon in the often-Spartan subcompact crossover segment – sophistication.
Beyond being just a quirky take on a small crossover, the 2020 Kia Soul delivers style, courtesy of its two distinct GT-Line and X-Line variants.
It delivers choices courtesy of two available engines and three available transmissions.
Finally, it delivers convenience courtesy of its standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.
With the 2020 Kia Soul, you get more than just a great vehicle, however. You also get the assurance that it’s going to stay great. An engine warranty that offers double the coverage of Honda and a bumper-to-bumper warranty with 2 years or 24,000 miles of additional coverage give you peace of mind.
At Friendly Kia, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2020 Kia Soul. If you have any questions about the third-generation Soul or would like to schedule a test drive/reserve your Soul, contact us today!