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Kona vs Soul

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Engine

Winner: Kona

For Spokane drivers, the Kona has a big advantage over the Soul in the fact that is offers all-wheel drive, whereas the Soul only comes with the front-wheel drive option. Although the Soul offers a little more horsepower output, the accurate steering, quick accelerations, and smooth gear changes make the Kona’s ride quality superior to the Soul’s. Although we’re partial to the Kona in this category, we recommend you test drive both models to get a true feel what it’s like behind the wheel of both models.

The Kona also offers the option to upgrade to a 175-horsepower turbocharged engine if you’re seeking more power.

Both the Hyundai Kona and the Kia Soul come with America’s Best Warranty with 10 Year/100,000 Miles Powertrain and a 5 Year/60,000 mile Limited Warranty.

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Fuel Economy

Winner: Kona

With both the Ioniq and Prius being hybrids, they are guaranteed to have great fuel economy. The Prius gets 54 in the city and 50 on the highway, which is unusual as most vehicles get better economy on the highway.

The Ioniq get 57 MPG in the city and 59 on the highway, thanks to its 1.6L I-4 engine and over a 100lb weight difference.


Features

Winner: Kona

The 2020 Hyundai Kona comes with some exceptional standard features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a six-speaker sound system, remote keyless entry, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 7-inch display, among others. With higher-quality materials and a more sophisticated feel, the Kona’s interior outpaces the Soul’s.

Overall, the 2018 Hyundai Kona and Kia Soul share some similarities being produced by the same parent company. However, in terms of their appearance and the experience they deliver behind the wheel, they remain quite different.

Test drive the 2018 Hyundai Kona near Denver, CO and get to know this all-new crossover as you consider your next vehicle.

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Safety

Winner: Kona

Both the 2020 Hyundai Kona and the Kia Soul have great safety ratings with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). However, with the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection systems, they differ considerably.

According to IIHS, the Hyundai Kona had a speed reduction from 25 MPH to down to 19 MPH and a seconds test from 37 MPH down to 14 MPH. The Kia Soul didn't have any speed reduction in the first test and the second test only say a reduction of 3 MPH.

If Forward Collision Avoidance is something that you are looking for, we definitely recommend the Hyundai Kona.