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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Kia Soul Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $23,550 to $30,050
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2022 Kia
Soul

MSRP*: $19,290 to $27,890
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MPG - City 26 - 31 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 - 39 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable, M/T 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 179.0 in 165.2 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the Honda Civic, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Kia Soul in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Kia Soul, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Civic is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Kia Soul. If you go with the Honda Civic, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Soul.

Handling
The Honda Civic has a larger turning radius than the Kia Soul, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Soul.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Soul.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Kia Soul.