The Kia Soul is entering its third generation of production with the 2020 model year featuring a brand-new design and a whole host of upgraded features. Each of these changes and upgrades makes the Soul more competitive in its corner of the automotive industry which touches a few different segments. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Honda HR-V will make a very strong case for potential buyers to visit the Classic Kia Carrollton showroom for a closer look. The 2020 Soul has arrived at the dealership with more standard technology, more performance and more cargo volume than its 2019 Honda HR-V rival. Even though the 2020 Kia Soul is still relatively new to the Classic Kia inventory, it still benefits from several positive reviews by online experts. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 972-798-6900.
Automakers have been scrambling to catch up to the Kia Soul with compact crossover SUVs of their own. Now that potential buyers can see the 2020 Soul for themselves, the vehicle’s advantages over the 2019 Honda HR-V will become very clear. Both automakers have made their compact crossover SUVs compatible with the latest smartphone platforms. However, of the two models, only the 2020 Soul makes the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites available across its entire trim ladder. Honda buyers will have to choose higher trim grades of the HR-V that are more expensive to match the capabilities of the Kia Soul. From a functional standpoint, the 2020 Kia Soul is able to outmatch the 2019 HR-V also. Both models can accommodate five passengers, but the new Soul offers more cargo volume, up to 62.1 cubic-feet. This is notably more than what’s inside the HR-V.
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Classic Kia Carrollton customers interested in the 2020 Kia Soul will have a pair of power plant options to consider. The standard set up is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual transmission. However, some trims will employ a continuously variable transmission. The base engine with either gear-changer will make 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. All versions of the 2019 Honda HR-V use a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT of its own. The competing powertrain in the competing Honda HR-V will not make as much power as the 2020 Kia Soul.
The dealership's customers can also choose versions of the 2020 Kia Soul with a turbocharged 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed automatic transmission that will produce 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.