2021 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Honda HR-V

Green 2021 Kia Soul and blue 2021 Honda HR-V

The 2021 model year has brought a few enhancements for the fan-favorite Kia Soul. The Soul continues to sell itself, bringing unique and attractive features in both its style and amenities. The fun-to-drive boxy crossover hits every mark here in Tampa Bay and is a hot-ticket item among drivers of all ages.

The 2021 Kia Soul keeps dreams within reach for shoppers with its starting price of $17,490. Being one of the most affordable crossovers on the market today, many customers would like to know how this Kia stacks up against the competition. Today we’re putting the 2021 Kia Soul up against the 2021 Honda HR-V to see how the two compare. Find out below in this 2021 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Honda HR-V comparison guide from Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

2021 Kia Soul


2021 Honda HR-V

2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 141 horsepower | 127 pound-feet of torque
201 horsepower Max. Horsepower 141 horsepower
7.0-inch touchscreen Standard Infotainment Center 5-inch LCD screen
10 paint colors Exterior Color Options 7 paint colors
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
6 (LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, and Turbo) Trim Levels 4 (LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L)

Find Your Soul at Friendly Kia Near Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa Bay

Shoppers from all around the Tampa Bay area know the best place to find their Soul is here at Friendly Kia. With the latest models from the six-trim Soul lineup in stock, there’s a perfect match for every kind of driver.

Looking at the 2021 Soul in comparison to the Honda HR-V, the Soul simply does it better. Backed by a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Soul scoots out ahead of the 2021 HR-V in terms of power, delivering 147 horsepower in its base model. The competing HR-V offers just 141 horsepower in every model in its 4-trim lineup, falling short of the standard power in the Soul. The elite Soul Turbo is fitted with a power-packed 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and delivers a maximum 201 horsepower on the road, leaving the HR-V in its dust.

Technology is a key selling point in vehicles these days and Kia has taken note. The base Soul LX, S, GT-Line, and X-Line come equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display in the center stack with the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity suites included. The Soul EX and Turbo earn an upgrade to an impressive 10.25-inch display with navigation. The Honda HR-V offers a simple 5-inch LCD screen in its base model and a 7-inch touchscreen display in the rest of the lineup.

The lineup of Kia Soul models here at Friendly Kia is sure to appeal to drivers from all over Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and the Tampa Bay area. Get yourself behind the wheel of a new Soul today by contacting a member of our Friendly Kia team.