In comparing the 2019 Kia Soul's and the 2019 Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2019 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Kia Soul's and the 2019 Hyundai KONA's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Soul is a better car than the 2019 Hyundai KONA.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Pricing
A used 2019 Kia Soul ranges from $11,980 to $19,998 while a used 2019 Hyundai KONA is priced between $15,449 to $24,794.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value and the 2019 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Kia Soul retains 7.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Hyundai KONA.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Soul is 8.1 out of 10 while the Hyundai KONA's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons and the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Hyundai KONA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Soul is 7.6 out of 10. For the Hyundai KONA the reliability rating is 5.9 out of 10. This gives the Kia Soul an advantage in reliability compared to the Hyundai KONA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Kia Soul’s base engine makes 130 horsepower, and the 2019 Hyundai KONA base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 426 miles. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. This gives the 2019 Hyundai KONA 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 rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Hyundai KONA, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The 2019 Kia Soul and 2019 Hyundai KONA are comparable in regards to front head room, and front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Hyundai KONA 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.