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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Kia Soul Review

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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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2021 Kia
Soul

MSRP*: $17,590 to $27,650
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Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $17,151 to $26,406
MPG - City 26 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 62.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 205 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 177.3 in 165.2 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 in
Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Si, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Soul will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Si 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 Si is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Soul. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic Si carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic Si is about the same width as the Kia Soul. If you go with the Honda Civic Si, 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 Si 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 Si has a much more powerful engine than the Kia Soul. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Si 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 Si and the Kia Soul. The Honda Civic Si has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Soul, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Si is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Soul.