Are you looking for a compact, fuel-efficient, fun-to-drive vehicle to replace your current daily driver? If you are being budget-conscious and looking for something with a little personality, you have likely considered both the 2019 Honda Fit and the 2019 Kia Soul. But which is the superior vehicle? When the two go head-to-head, the Honda Fit comes out the clear victor.
Drivers on a budget will appreciate the cost savings found with the 2019 Fit. The new Honda Fit starts at just $16,190.1 That’s $300 cheaper than the 2019 Kia Soul, which retails for $16,490. Think of that as a whole entire car payment saved by going with the Fit.
The savings continue with the 2019 Honda Fit. Its 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine is incredibly efficient, earning up to 33 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway (in models with the Continuously Variable Transmission).2 You’ll burn more fuel in the 2019 Kia Soul, whose 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 engine only manages 26 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.3
Though both models are compact, interior space is still an important consideration. The 2019 Honda Fit boasts up to 52.7 cubic feet of max cargo volume, but the 2019 Kia Soul tops out at just 49.5 cubic feet.
The 2019 Honda Fit is available with the Road Departure Mitigation System. The 2019 Kia Soul does not have such a system available.
The Honda Fit is available in more — and more fun — colors. Exterior color options include Orange Fury, Helios Yellow Pearl, and Aegean Blue Metallic, among others. The Soul offers just five color options, compared to eight for the Fit.
You can test drive the affordable and efficient Honda Fit when you visit us at Don Wessel Honda.
1MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices. 229 city / 36 highway / 31 combined MPG rating for LX, Sport and EX 6MT trims. 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined MPG rating for LX CVT trim 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined MPG rating for Sport CVT, EX CVT and EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. 3EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.