Compare 2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul
2020 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul


2020 Hyundai Kona

25 city / 31 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 33 hwy*
147 HP


147 HP
2.0L 4cyl


2.0L 4cyl

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

If you are looking to buy a small SUV, you may want to consider the 2020 Hyundai Kona or the 2020 Kia Soul. The 2020 Hyundai Kona is a 5-seater subcompact SUV while the 2020 Kia is a compact crossover SUV. Hyundai Kona offers both all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive whereas Kia Soul is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. As Kia Soul boasts of a cargo capacity of 530 liters, Hyundai Kona has a slightly higher volume of 544 liters. To know which of the two is the right car for you, you are welcome to book an Online Test Drive at Step One Kia Fort Walton Beach. However, how about if you get to know more about each of the two vehicles first?

Interior Design and Technology

In terms of comfort, Kia Soul has cloth seats, leather seats, and leather and cloth seats across the 7 trims. All trims are 5-seater vehicles with heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel except the LX. The trims also boast of a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, which allows you to set your preferred steering position. You might also be happy to know that the base trims have air conditioning while the higher trims enjoy automatic climate control.

Similarly, the Hyundai Kona also enjoys heated front seats in all 5 trims. The base trims have cloth seats while the higher trims have leather seats. The trims also allow you to enjoy a 6-way or an 8-way adjustable driver’s seat for a comfortable driving position. Furthermore, all the trims have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Like Kia Soul, Hyundai comes with cruise control for all trims. The higher trims in Kia Soul, however, have smart cruise control.

Safety Features

Most importantly, both vehicles have commendable security features. The engineering design includes electronic stability control in all the trims to reduce the chances of skidding. Except for the lowest trim, Hyundai Kona and Kia Soul also brag about blind spot warning systems to eliminate possible accidents. To reduce motor vehicle theft, the two vehicles are each fitted with an immobilizer, which is a standard feature in all trims. An immobilizer prevents the engine from running in the absence of the right key.

Furthermore, both the Hyundai Kona and Kia Soul offer a rear traffic collision avoid system across all trims except the lowest trim. While Hyundai Kona offers lane change assist, Kia Soul brags about a lane keep assist. Such security features make driving easy and can give confidence to first-time drivers. 2020 Kia Soul virtual test drive is perhaps a good way to check out additional features as you prepare to settle on one.


Those who have taken the 2020 Kia Soul virtual test drive may have noted that the vehicle’s performance is commendable. Kia Soul is a front-wheel-drive vehicle with a 2.0-liter engine. The engine generates 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Fuel efficiency in the city is 8.6 L/100 km and 7.1 L/100 km on the highway.

On the other hand, Hyundai Kona produces 147 to 175 horsepower and 132 to 195 pound-foot of torque. The 2.0-liter front-wheel-drive has fuel efficiency similar to the 2020 Kia Soul. However, the all-wheel-drive consumes slightly higher at 9.2 L/100 km in the city and 7.8 L/100 km on the highway. The 1.6-liter turbocharged engine consumes 9.0 L/100 km in the city and 8.0 L/100 km on the highway.

To get a feel of how each vehicle is, customers are welcome to book Online Test Drive. But just to let you know, the 2020 Kia Soul was awarded the best new SUV of the year by The Car Guide. Kona was awarded the 2020 Drive Small SUV of the Year. If you are impressed by any of the two vehicles, why not visit Step One Kia Fort Walton Beach for a test-drive.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.