Compare 2021 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Kia Soul
2021 Hyundai Kona

2021 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona
2.0L 4cyl Engine 2.0L 4cyl
147 HP Horsepower 147 HP
25 city / 31 hwy* Fuel Economy 27 city / 33 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach , FL

If you are looking to get a new car that’s filled with style, personality, and value, the 2021 Kia Soul makes an exceptional choice. The 2021 Soul is one of the most charismatic vehicles from Kia. The Soul is a small, efficient, and capable SUV that is fun to drive and has one of the most spacious interiors in its class. In 2021, some new features and upgrades are added to the Soul that make it even more appealing than ever. This year’s Soul now has an expanded list of safety technology that includes a rear occupant alert, which is standard for the first time across the lineup. Select trims, including the X-Line and the GT-Line, also have a smoother and more compliant suspension system. The GT-Line Turbo also gets a new name. The Kia Soul has some competitors in its extra-small SUV class, including the 2021 Hyundai Kona. Compared to the Hyundai, however, the Soul has a more memorable exterior design, it’s more fun to drive, and you will find more space inside for people and their gear.


The Kia Soul turns heads with its unique and stylish exterior, no matter which Soul trim level you choose to get. The Soul can be ordered in a range of fun colors to give it a distinctive personality. It has a recognizable boxy design with sharp-looking wheels and bold headlights. Roof rails are added to the second trim for style and versatility. A sunroof comes with the GT-Line trim and higher. Heated mirrors are standard on the EX, and the Turbo adds standard LED headlights and LED fog lights. The Kona has a more traditional exterior design with a more generic build that doesn’t make it stand out from the crowd. There are fewer color choices for the Hyundai, and LED headlights are not added unless you get the top trim levels.

Interior Design

Even with an online test drive you’ll get a good sense of the amount of passenger volume and cargo storage space that comes with the 2021 Kia Soul. Starting with the X-Line, which is the second trim level, the Kia also has some additional exterior cargo storage capacity. A seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard with the Kia Soul. A leather steering wheel comes with the second trim, which also upgrades its seating materials. A 10.25-inch touchscreen comes with the EX, which also has heated seats and wireless device charging. Leather seats are added to the top trim levels. The Hyundai Kona doesn’t have as much interior space as the Kia. Wireless charging isn’t offered until the higher-end trims, and the largest touchscreen available is eight inches.

Performance and Handling

Another area where the Kia Soul at Kia of Fort Walton Beach shines is performance. The Kia’s base engine delivers 147 HP in power and 132 LB-FT in torque. It has a second engine as well, standard on the Turbo, that produces 201 HP. You can choose a manual or an automatic transmission. The Hyundai Kona has a similar power output from the base engine, but its top engine only produces 175 HP.

Take an Online Test Drive

Once you’ve decided that the Kia Soul at Kia of Fort Walton Beach sounds like a car you want to try, Kia of Fort Walton Beach makes the rest easy. At our dealership you have the unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Kia Soul from your own home. We give you the option of setting up a 2021 Kia Soul online test drive with your computer or phone. As with a regular test drive, you can select any trim level of the Kia Soul to try out that you want in an online test drive. You can ask our staff about the Soul’s features as well, and you have the opportunity to realistically try out all of its features and amenities, including its top-notch safety aids and impressive new technology.

To arrange a 2021 Kia Soul online test drive or get more details about the Soul and how it beats the 2021 Hyundai Kona, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly and professional staff at Kia of Fort Walton Beach today.

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