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Compare 2018 Honda HR-V vs 2018 Kia Soul

2018 Honda HR-V
2018 Kia Soul
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EX 2WD CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HR-V EX 2WD CVT 28 34 $21,898 $22,520
HR-V EX 2WD Manual 25 33 $21,122 $21,720
HR-V EX AWD CVT 27 31 $23,254 $23,920
HR-V EX-L Navi 2WD CVT 28 34 $24,437 $25,140
HR-V EX-L Navi AWD CVT 27 31 $25,793 $26,540
HR-V LX 2WD CVT 28 34 $19,911 $20,470
HR-V LX 2WD Manual 25 33 $19,136 $19,670
HR-V LX AWD CVT 27 31 $21,268 $21,870
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,898
$21,698
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,520
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda HR-V blends great rear-seat flexibility and gas mileage, but it’s slow. The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.1 101
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.4
Length, Overall (in)
169.1 163
Height, Overall (in)
63.2 63.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 70.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2933 3232
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
141 @ 6500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4300 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.6 L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.71 5.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41 3.93
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.44 3.42
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.04
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda HR-V Kia Soul
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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