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2020 Honda Fit vs. 2021 Kia Soul Review

New 2020 Honda Fit

2020 Honda
Fit

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New 2021 Kia Soul

2021 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*
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$16,190 to $20,620
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$17,490 to $27,550
Invoice* $15,764 to $20,057 $17,052 to $26,311
MPG - City 29 - 33 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 36 - 40 31 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 feel a little more squished in the Honda Fit than in the Kia Soul, due to the Honda Fit's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Fit and the Kia Soul in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Soul you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Fit, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Fit is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Fit carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Fit is much slimmer than the Kia Soul, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Honda Fit is slightly shorter than the Kia Soul, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Fit doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Soul.

Handling
The Honda Fit has about the same turning radius as the Kia Soul, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Fit has less horsepower than the Kia Soul, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Fit and the Kia Soul. The Honda Fit has less cargo capacity than the Kia Soul, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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