In comparing the 2020 Hyundai KONA's and the 2020 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Hyundai KONA has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The 2020 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 2020 Hyundai KONA and 2020 Kia Soul have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Hyundai KONA's and the 2020 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Kia Soul is a better car than the 2020 Hyundai KONA.
2020 Hyundai KONA vs. 2020 Kia Soul Pricing
A used 2020 Hyundai KONA ranges from $16,576 to $25,498 while a used 2020 Kia Soul is priced between $14,789 to $22,786.
2020 Hyundai KONA vs. 2020 Kia Soul Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Hyundai KONA loses 43.3 percent of its value and the 2020 Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Kia Soul retains 7.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Hyundai KONA.
2020 Hyundai KONA vs. 2020 Kia Soul Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai KONA is 7.8 out of 10 while the Kia Soul's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai KONA being ranked 5 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs and the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons.
2020 Hyundai KONA vs. 2020 Kia Soul Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Hyundai KONA is 5.9 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 Hyundai KONA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the 2020 Hyundai KONA and the 2020 Kia Soul makes 147 horsepower. The KONA is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 443 miles.This gives the 2020 Hyundai KONA the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2020 Kia Soul the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2020 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 2020 Hyundai KONA, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room. The 2020 Hyundai KONA and 2020 Kia Soul are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 Hyundai KONA has higher safety ratings than the 2020 Kia Soul, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.14 out of 5 Stars.