In comparing the 2019 Honda HR-V's and the 2019 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Honda HR-V has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and base engine power. The 2019 Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Honda HR-V's and the 2019 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Soul is a better car than the 2019 Honda HR-V.
2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Kia Soul Pricing
A used 2019 Honda HR-V ranges from $18,126 to $26,236 while a used 2019 Kia Soul is priced between $11,988 to $19,998.
2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Kia Soul Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Honda HR-V loses 34.2 percent of its value and the 2019 Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Honda HR-V retains 1.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Kia Soul.
2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Kia Soul Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda HR-V is 8.0 out of 10 while the Kia Soul's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Honda HR-V being ranked 3 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons.
2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Kia Soul Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda HR-V is 5.6 out of 10. For the Kia Soul the reliability rating is 7.6 out of 10. This gives the Kia Soul an advantage in reliability compared to the Honda HR-V.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Honda HR-V’s base engine makes 141 horsepower, and the 2019 Kia Soul base engine makes 130 horsepower. The HR-V is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 426 miles. This gives the 2019 Honda HR-V the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Kia Soul. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2019 Kia Soul, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The 2019 Honda HR-V, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Honda HR-V has higher safety ratings than the 2019 Kia Soul, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.14 out of 5 Stars.