When we compare the 2022 Hyundai VENUE's and the 2022 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Hyundai VENUE has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The 2022 Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Hyundai VENUE's and the 2022 Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Kia Soul is a better car than the 2022 Hyundai VENUE.
2022 Hyundai VENUE vs. 2022 Kia Soul Pricing
A used 2022 Hyundai VENUE ranges from $18,799 to $24,996 while a used 2022 Kia Soul is priced between $16,486 to $25,078. For a new model, the 2022 Hyundai VENUE's price is between $19,600 and $24,095, with the 2022 Kia Soul priced between $17,899 and $25,650.
2022 Hyundai VENUE vs. 2022 Kia Soul Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Hyundai VENUE loses 43.3 percent of its value and the 2022 Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Kia Soul retains 7.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Hyundai VENUE.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Hyundai VENUE’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the 2022 Kia Soul base engine makes 147 horsepower. The VENUE is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 393 miles. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 472 miles.This gives the 2022 Hyundai VENUE the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2022 Kia Soul the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2022 Kia Soul, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2022 Hyundai VENUE, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The 2022 Hyundai VENUE and 2022 Kia Soul are comparable in regards to front head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2022 Kia Soul has higher safety ratings than the 2022 Hyundai VENUE, with an average rating of 4.14 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.