Kia Soul vs Honda Fit
Are you considering a hatchback for your next ride through Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside? If so, you have a lot of diverse options to pick from! Two of the area’s most popular models are the Kia Soul and Honda Fit.
To help you decide which is the right match for your lifestyle, our team at Sussman Kia compared the Soul vs. Fit on the basis of engine output, interior specs, and driver-assist features. Check it out and then contact us to schedule a test drive!
Kia Soul vs Honda Fit: Powertrain
If you’re someone who likes to be in complete control of your drive, then you’ll probably be thrilled with either the Kia Soul or Honda Fit. Both come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission that puts you in command of every gear shift.
However, if you want to optimize performance while keeping efficiency high, both hatchbacks lets you equip your ride with an available continuously variable transmission (CVT), as well.
You might get a bit more of a thrill with the Kia Soul, however, based on its engine output. This model comes standard with a 2.0L I-4 that generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The Honda Fit, on the other hand, comes with a 1.5L I-4 that produces 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.
If you want even more power, you can upgrade your Soul to the 1.6L turbo I-4 engine that puts out 201 horsepower. Unfortunately, the Honda Fit doesn’t offer an upgrade above the standard engine.
Interior Specs for the Kia Soul and Honda Fit
One of the benefits of driving a hatchback is that you get the agility of a sedan with the cargo space of a compact SUV. Both the Kia Soul and Honda Fit offer plenty of interior space, including enough seats for five, plus more than 39 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom for the driver.
When it comes to cargo space, however, you may be able to pack a bit heavier in the Kia Soul. This hatchback features 24.2 cubic feet of trunk space behind the second row and 62.1 cubic feet of total cargo volume when you fold down the back seats.
Compare this to the Honda Fit, which offers 16.6 cubic feet of trunk space and 52.7 cubic feet of total cargo space. That’s a difference of almost 10 cubic feet in total.
Driver-Assist Features: Soul vs Fit
Both the Kia Soul and Honda Fit are modern cars, so they come packed full of technology designed to help you reach your destination more safely. These features include:
- Lane Keeping
- Forward Collision Mitigation
- Blind Spot Monitoring
The Blind Spot Monitoring System in either hatchback issues a visual cue when another vehicle enters your side blind spot, so that you can change lanes and merge more safely.
The Kia Soul takes this a step further with the available Lane Change Assist feature. This provides a warning if traffic in your intended lane is traveling too quickly to allow for safe merging. The Honda Fit doesn’t offer a comparable feature.
Kia Soul or Honda Fit?
After comparing the Kia Soul vs. Honda Fit, our team at Sussman Kia found that the Soul brings more cargo space, engine power, and smart safety tech to the Jenkintown, Glenside, and Rydal areas.
To give it a try for yourself, give us a call and we’ll get you out for a test drive.