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2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Kia Soul

The lineup of new crossover SUVs available inside of the Meridian Honda showroom offer buyers a vast array of platforms to choose from. Each of them is designed to operate efficiently in terms of both fuel economy and physical size. There are a lot of subcompact crossover SUVs on the market, but not all of them can match the features, flexibility and performance of the Honda model. A comparison of the 2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Kia Soul will clear up a few common questions customers considering either platform may have. A high-level view of the 2019 HR-V demonstrates its several advantages over the Kia Soul. The 2019 Honda HR-V is currently available at the Meridian Honda showroom. Buyers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 601-693-4651.

Customers visiting the Meridian Honda showroom will have five trim grades of the 2019 Honda HR-V to choose from, LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Even though Honda introduced the HR-V in 2016 and they haven’t been shy about updating it in short order. The Sport and Touring trims are new for the 2019 model year. Kia only offers the 2019 Soul in three trim grades. The difference will result Meridian Honda customers having an easier time getting the exact ownership experience they want with the current HR-V compact crossover SUV. One of the most glaring advantages the 2019 Honda HR-V has over its Kia competitor is the availability of all-wheel-drive. Kia has not included all-wheel-drive with the 2019 Soul on any of its three trim grades.


2019 Honda HR-V LX, 2WD Vs. 2019 Kia Soul
1.8-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
141/127 Horsepower/Torque 130/118
CVT Transmission Six-speed manual
28/34* Fuel Economy 24/30


How much cargo space does it have?

All four trim grades of the 2019 Honda HR-V use the same the powertrain. Under the hood of the 2019 HR-V is a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine making 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. The LX version of the 2019 Honda HR-V with two-wheel-drive will be able to record up to 28 miles per gallon in the city* and 34 miles per gallon on the highway*. On the other side of the equation is the 2019 Kia Soul and its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual transmission. It doesn’t make as much horsepower or torque as the current HR-V while also not being able to match the fuel efficiency marks of the compact Honda crossover SUV.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

A photo of luggage packed into the back of the 2019 HR-V.
A photo showing how much cargo space is available in the 2019 HR-V with its seats up.
A photo showing an interior configuration in the 2019 HR-V with one outboard seat folded down.
An interior photo showing the rear seats folded down for maximum cargo capacity.