2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V

2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V, Dayton OH

The Kia Soul has returned for the 2020 model year, this time with a completely new design. But how does this SUV compare to other competitors in the SUV segment, such as the 2019 Honda HR-V? We’ve broken down the differences between the 2020 Kia Soul vs the 2019 Honda HR-V below.

Comparing both vehicles in terms of value shows that the 2020 Kia Soul is more accessible than the 2019 HR-V. The starting MSRP of the 2020 Soul is $17,490, which is roughly $3,000 less than the starting price of the 2019 Honda HR-V. The 2020 Soul is also offered in six trim levels (LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX and GT-Line Turbo) compared to the 2019 HR-V’s five trims.

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Honda HR-V

$17,490 Starting MSRP $20,620
6 Trim Level Availability 5
2 Engine Options 1
201 hp Maximum Horsepower 141 hp

2020 Kia Soul Engine Options

While every 2019 Honda HR-V model shares the same engine, drivers can choose between two powertrain options inside the 2020 Kia Soul. Most trims come equipped with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. To compare, the 2019 HR-V’s four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine can only generate 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque.

The 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine. This engine produces 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. GT-Line Turbo models also come standard with LED exterior lighting, a Harman Kardon premium sound system, a heated steering wheel and a pedestrian detection system.

Available 2020 Kia Soul safety and security features include: Vehicle stability management, three-point seat belts, dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, a tire-pressure monitoring system, rear child safety door locks, full-length side curtain airbags, electronic stability control and electronic brake-force distribution.