The 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Honda HR-V are finally here and they are packing quite a few impressive features and capabilities. So, how will drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle be able to choose between them?

That's what we at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg hope to help you do with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see how these two models compare when it comes to performance, comfort, and technology!

Kia vs Honda: Performance

The 2019 Kia Soul is standardly powered by a 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. This engine can be upgraded to include a turbocharger that boosts both power and fuel economy. Opting for this turbocharged engine will get you an EPA-estimated 31 highway / 26 city MPG1as well as 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The Soul still doesn't stop there, though. This model offers an additional engine. This 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine pairs with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission and boasts 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque.

The 2019 Honda HR-V, on the other hand, offers just one engine in its powertrain lineup. This 1.8L 4-cylinder engine offers 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque meaning this is the most power you can possibly get from this model.

Soul vs HR-V: Interior Comfort

Inside the 2019 Soul, you'll have five spacious seats and a variety of comfort features to choose from. Standardly, you'll have a 6-way adjustable driver's seat that can be upgraded to a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support.

You can also opt for leather seating surfaces - with or without unique orange contrast stitching - and heating capabilities for all five seats. The front two seats of this model can also be equipped with ventilation capabilities for ultimate comfort on those hot summer days.

As for the 2019 HR-V, you'll also have five seats that can be leather upholstered, but you'll miss out on quite a few of the comfort features offered by the Soul. Heated seats are only available for the front two passengers and you won't have any ventilation or lumbar support in any seat.

Soul vs HR-V: Technology

Both the Kia Soul and the Honda HR-V are standardly equipped with 5-inch infotainment systems. With these systems, you'll have Bluetooth® wireless connectability for convenient hands-free phone calling and audio streaming. The Soul's system takes it a step further, though, with standard Siri® Eyes-Free, voice recognition, and touchscreen capabilities.

The Soul also offers two available UVO touchscreen infotainment systems that will take mobile entertainment and convenience to the next level. These 7- and 8-inch touchscreen systems offer smartphone app integration via Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic updates via SiriusXM® Traffic, and much more.

You'll have access to some of these features in the HR-V. However, the biggest screen you'll get in this model is just seven inches.

Choose the 2019 Kia Soul

As you can see, the 2019 Kia Soul comes out on top in every way possible. Get a closer look at this impressive vehicle at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg. Drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can schedule a test drive today by contacting us online!



1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg

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