2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Hyundai Kona

The Kia Soul has a very unique and yet popular vehicle build which means it can often be hard to find an adequate counterpart to compare it against. It is a crossover but is priced very low while providing a lot more cargo space than one would assume. We find that models that are most befitting of a comparison against the Soul are hatchbacks, cargo wagons, and some select compact SUVs. For today, we’ve chosen the 2019 Hyundai Kona from that selection.

The 2020 Kia Soul is a massive redesign of the model which bumps up the performance and style of an already well-liked vehicle. Meanwhile, the 2019 Hyundai Kona is an all-new model in its own right. The 2019 Hyundai Kona is only the 2nd ever Kona model. So, let’s see how these new and refreshing compacts compare! It’s the 2020 Kia Soul vs the 2019 Hyundai Kona!

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Hyundai Kona

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L Inline 4
147 hp / 132 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 147 hp / 132 lb-ft
30 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 30 MPG
62.1 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 45.8 ft3
$17,490 Starting MSRP $19,990

2020 Kia Soul Kenosha, WI

In terms of engine power and fuel economy, the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2019 Hyundai Kona match up exactly. However, the next couple sections of our table tips things dramatically in favor of the 2020 Kia Soul which has far more cargo space and a much lower price comparatively.

Furthermore, the complete redesign of the 2020 Kia Soul has added and upgraded a lot of features, ranging from design elements to multimedia upgrades to safety features. Some highlights include:

  • LED Exterior and Interior Lighting
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio
  • SOFINO Leatherette Seating
  • Power Sunroof with Sunshade
  • Solar and Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rack Mounting Points
  • Smart Key System with Push-Button Start
  • Head-Up Display
  • Drive-Mode Select
  • And More!

The 2020 Kia Soul is set to release sometime in the spring of 2019. For additional information on the upcoming 2020 Kia Soul, please contact us. The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership. The Palmen Kia dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin and serves the residents of the surrounding area. Once we get it in stock, make sure to come down to test drive the 2020 Kia Soul!