Kia Soul vs. Honda HR-V Comparison | Deland Kia

The Kia Soul is a Better Choice for Your Money Than the Competition


The Kia brand is renowned for being among the most affordable cars for first time drivers. That reputation is quickly evolving into one that brings drivers in Daytona Beach and Orlando the best quality for the best price. The years have been kind to the engineering team at Kia, who consistently improved and iterated on their designs to make their vehicles among the best on the road today.

The Kia Soul is the company's premier compact car, providing excellent value while empowering its drivers to own the road in both style and control. However, there's no sense in talking big if you can't back it up with concrete facts. And the best way to do that is to put it head to head with one of its biggest competitors, the Honda HR-V. As it turns out, the facts more than validate Kia's stance as having the best compact car in the industry.

The 2019 Kia Soul vs the 2019 Honda HR-V

The best place to start is where Kia has always held the advantage, its MSRP. The 2019 Kia Soul's base trim level is a whopping $4,000 less than the Honda HR-V. In fact, Kia customers who are comfortable with paying a little bit extra can step up to the Plus (+) trim level and pay the same amount of money as a Honda buyer would for the basic HR-V.

Fortunately, a cheaper price doesn't end up meaning a lesser vehicle as the 2019 Kia Soul has some very important advantages over the 2019 Honda HR-V. The first of those is the fact that it scored higher on the all-important NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test, earning a perfect five out of five stars. The Honda HR-V still scored well at four out of five stars, but when it comes to your safety in an auto collision, would you rather trust your life to a perfect score, or one that's just good enough?

If peace of mind is a big deal for you, then you can rest assured that Kia will have your back even after you drive off the lot. Both the Basic and Powertrain warranties easily outclass what Honda offers its customers. Kia's Basic Warranty runs for 60 months/60,000 miles while its Powertrain Warranty runs for 120 month/100,000 miles; both almost double up Honda's offerings.

It's not all test scores and warranties that the Kia Soul has over the Honda HR-V either, it's also in standard features that give Ocala drivers better value. For entertainment junkies, Kia customers will be happy to know that Satellite Radio comes standard in even the base trim level of the 2019 Soul but is unavailable in the HR-V. Kia drivers can also take advantage of this premium feature with six speakers spread throughout the cabin, compared to the HR-V's four.

The 2019 Kia Soul also comes standard with overhead console storage and dual illuminated vanity mirrors for added convenience. Cruising around in the Kia Soul is also a lot more comfortable than the HR-V thanks to better overall passenger volume. The Soul tops the HR-V in headroom, front hip room, rear hip room, rear shoulder room, second row head room, width, front track width, and rear track width.

All of this is topped off by the fact that the Kia Soul comes standard with manual transmission, while the Honda HR-V comes standard with Automatic. Sure, it's a matter of taste, but it's undeniable that manual transmission gives drivers more control for a more engaging overall experience.

As you can see, the 2019 Kia Soul has loads of advantages over its closest competition, all at a price that can't be beaten. You can test drive the Soul today at DeLand Kia, so don't hesitate to schedule one.

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