2020 Kia Soul vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Soul
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2019 Honda HR-V offers all-wheel drive and a similarly versatile interior to the Soul.

It should be on any shoppers short list for small hatchbacks.

The Jeep Renegade has off-road chops and a new engine this year, but its price easily outruns the Soul.

Same goes for the Mini Countryman, which has an expressive style but a rich bottom line.

We like the new Veloster, and its sporty in some forms, it’s worth driving.

The Fiat 500L is on its way out and discounts should be very steep.

It’s not good, but it’ll get the job done.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Kia Soul compact hatchback is proof of life among small, inexpensive cars.
The 2020 Honda HR-V oozes with practicality, though gas mileage and safety equipment have room to improve.
The 2020 Hyundai Veloster has a polished feel, matched with strong engine options and a dash of practicality.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade is a compact crossover SUV that’s full of character and off-road prowess, but it makes many important compromises.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Small Station WagonsSmall Station WagonsCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name   
LX ManualLX 2WD CVT2.0 AutomaticSport FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
HatchbackSport UtilityHatchbackSport Utility
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Honda HR-V2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Hyundai Veloster2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Jeep Renegade