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2018 Kia Soul vs Honda Fit

Most buyers won't think of the Kia Soul and the Honda Fit as the same kind of car, but they're actually members of the same market--and they cost almost the same amount. Let's see how these two engaging, unique hatchbacks compare so you can decide which one is the right choice for you.

2018 Kia Soul vs Honda Fit

Styling: Kia Soul

 

The styling of the Kia Soul is one of its biggest attributes, even though it's not conventional. When the Soul was launched, its upright, boxy design was unlike anything else of a similar size in the market. Despite some minor cosmetic upgrades over the years, the Kia Soul still looks very close to how it did when we all first fell in love.

The latest Honda Fit is a more attractive car than its earlier versions, but it's still not earning too many admiring glances on the road. Like the Kia, the Honda Fit is also upright and a little boxy, but not in nearly the same endearing way that the Soul pulls it off.

 

Power and Performance: Kia Soul

 

Buyers have three engine options to choose from in the Kia Soul, which are a 1.6-liter inline-four, a 2.0-liter inline-four, and a turbocharged inline-four that's the true star of the show. The 1.6 and 2.0-liter non-turbo engines produce 130 and 161 horsepower, respectively, but the turbo unit puts a real smile on any driver's face with a frisky 201 horsepower.

In and around the town or city, the Fit is nimble and zippy, especially with the standard six-speed manual transmission. The engine under the hood is a 1.5-liter inline-four. Although that engine produces 130 horsepower and 144 lb.-ft. in this compact package, the Fit is not as sporty or as much fun as its predecessors.

 

Fuel Economy: Honda Fit

 

Fuel economy is one of the primary tasks that a compact or subcompact vehicle has to do well, and the Kia Soul rises to the occasion. Perhaps a little surprisingly, the most powerful engine, the turbo-four, is the most frugal, with EPA ratings as good as 26 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined.

What the Honda Fit lacks in performance and fun, it definitely makes up for with fuel economy. With the six-speed manual transmission, the LX, EX, and Sport trim levels of the Honda Fit are rated at 29 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg combined. Go for the CVT transmission, though, and those numbers are even better at 33/40/36 mpg.

 

Features and Equipment: Kia Soul

 

You'll be able to choose from three trim levels in the Kia Soul--the base Soul, the Soul +, and the Soul! Base models get the likes of Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, satellite radio, and the non-turbo 1.6-liter engine with the six-speed manual transmission, as well as Kia's industry-leading warranty.

Every Honda Fit trim level comes with power locks and windows, keyless entry, air conditioning, a rearview camera, cruise control, and a 5.0-inch touchscreen with an AM/FM audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and audio streaming. That's not a bad package of features, but the Kia warranty tips this over the edge.

 

Learn More about the Kia Soul

The Honda Fit is a good little car, with a lot of usable space inside for such a small vehicle. Sadly, the Fit is just not as likeable or as much fun as the 2018 Kia Soul. With more distinctive styling, more available power, and the immeasurable it factor that comes from the pure pleasure of a great performing vehicle, the Kia Soul is definitely our choice over the decent, but somewhat mundane, Honda Fit.

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