2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Honda HR-V

Split screen images of the 2020 Kia Soul and 2019 Honda HR-V

While it can be hard to classify just what automotive segment the quirky Kia Soul belongs in, we think it is most equivalent to other compact crossovers thanks to its tall ride height and generous interiors. Since the boxy Kia Soul debuted over ten years ago, it has been proving to drivers that it has more than just a unique look.

Today, we are stacking the new 2020 Kia Soul up against another popular contender in the compact crossover class, the 2019 Honda HR-V, to prove that it can stand toe-to-toe with other versatile crossovers in the market. Find out which compact crossover will deliver the most bang for your buck below. Then, start shopping the 2020 Kia Soul lineup at Moritz Kia with our online inventory pages.

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Honda HR-V

$17,490 Starting MSRP $20,520
2.0L four-cylinder Base Engine 1.8L four-cylinder
62.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 58.8 cubic feet
Standard  Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto Available

Which compact crossover offers better value?

While value can’t be calculated simply by looking at the sticker price, drivers interested in the 2020 Kia Soul lineup will be happy to see that when compared with the 2019 Honda HR-V lineup it comes out significantly on top. Base 2020 Soul models start at just $17,490. Drivers interested in the 2019 Honda HR-V will have to shell out over $3,000 more for the base model on that lineup.

In addition to a stellar starting MSRP, the 2020 Kia Soul also offers increased customizability, a better set of standard features, and a more comprehensive warranty leaving no question that it is the better buy for crossover shoppers looking to get the most bang for their buck.

As you can see from the chart above, the base engine on the 2020 Kia Soul is already a little more powerful than the base engine on the competing 2019 HR-V. Drivers interested in even more zip underfoot also have the option of a more powerful engine on the 2020 Soul lineup while the lackluster base engine in the 2019 HR-V is the only option. For entertainment on the road, Apple CarPlay can also be found on all trims of the 2020 Kia Soul and only on higher trims on the 2019 HR-V for a higher cost.

Interested in the 2020 Kia Soul? Moritz Kia in Fort Worth has you covered with a variety of configurations and color options to choose from. Connect with our team today to set up a test drive appointment.