New Honda HR-V vs Kia Soul Midsize Car Comparison - Raleigh, NC

Is it time for a new vehicle to grace your driveway? If so, there's a lot of great options in the new car market. With all the choices available to drivers, we know it can be intimidating to find the perfect new car for you. Our professional team is here to break down the Kia Soul hatchback and the Honda HR-V crossover SUV to make the decision making process as simple as possible.

Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh is here to do a rundown of the Honda HR-V vs Kia Soul. See how Kia compares to the competition. We'll touch on price points, seating capacity, features, trim levels, and more for both the Kia hatchback and the Honda crossover SUV. Let's dive in!

New Honda HR-V vs New Kia Soul: The Basics

Whether you're looking for quality or durability in your next vehicle, both the Honda HR-V and the Kia Soul stand out as great new car options around Raleigh, NC. Both the 2022 Honda HR-V and 2022 Kia Soul have a seating capacity of five and great estimated MPGs to keep you on the road longer. Let's jump in to see which new vehicle is better for you with the new Kia Soul or the new Honda HR-V comparison.
Cost Comparison For A New HR-V vs Soul
The Kia Soul price comes in lower than the Honda HR-V. The 2022 Kia Soul has a starting MSRP $19,290* while the 2022 Honda Accord will cost drivers more with a starting MSRP of $21,870*. The Kia Soul hatchback is a great option if you're looking for a new car under $20,000. If cost is your deciding factor, the Kia Soul wins out over the Honda HR-V.

MPG Fuel Efficiency
With gas prices on the rise, we know that MPG plays a big part in the new car buying process. Both the Kia Soul and the Honda HR-V get similar estimated MPGs. The Honda HR-V gets an estimated 34 highway MPG*; the Kia Soul gets an estimated 33-35 highway MPG* depending on trim level. 

Trim Options on the 2022 Kia Soul Hatchback Vehicle
Having a vehicle that exactly fits your driving needs and lifestyle is important. The 2022 Kia Soul has six trims available and six exterior color options to fit what you're looking for in a new vehicle. Two tone exterior color options are also available depending on the trim level. New Kia Soul trim levels and features include: 
  1. Kia Soul LX with 16-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, and remote keyless entry
  2. Kia Soul S with 16-inch alloy wheels, rear camera with dynamic parking guidance, and smart key with push-to-start button 
  3. Kia Soul GT-Line with 18-inch sport alloy wheels, 10.25 inch touchscreen navigation with Kia Connect, smart key with push-to-start button, and wireless charging
  4. Kia Soul X-Line with 18-inch X-line alloy wheels, available two-tone exterior paint, 10.25 inch touchscreen navigation with Kia Connect and SiriusXM, and wireless phone charger
  5. Kia Soul EX with 17-inch alloy wheels, 10.25 inch touchscreen navigation with Kia Connect and SiriusXM, power sunroof, and smart key with push-to-start button
  6. Kia Soul Turbo with 18-inch sport wheels, power sunroof, 7-Speed dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters, heads-up display (HUD), and Kia Connect with smartphone remote start

Awards and Recognition
The Kia Soul has a proven track record of reliability and award-winning performance. The 2022 Kia Soul has a 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating when equipped with optional Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist and LED headlights.* Kia also comes with a best-in-class warranty with the industry leading 10-year/100,000 mile warranty.* 

Dimensions and Interior Space
Let's break down the interior dimensions on the new Kia Soul hatchback. The Soul offers 60/40 split folding rear seats to allow you to customize your storage and seating based on your needs that day. The Soul also has 24.2 cubic feet of cargo volume for all your storage needs.
Test Drive a New Kia Soul in Raleigh, NC 
Ready to  get behind the wheel of a new Kia Soul hatchback? Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh has great options! Get started online or visit our Kia dealership in person at 9209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617. You can also give our sales team a call at (919) 899-9055. We're happy to answer any questions you may have about our vehicles or the great perks of driving a Kia Soul vehicle!  

Don't forget about our Fred Anderson Family Plan that comes with each new Kia purchased at our Raleigh dealership. Fred Anderson Kia of Raleigh is proud to serve the Raleigh, Durham, and Cary areas. 


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Disclaimers: Soul MSRP: "Starting MSRP" price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. See "Build and Price" section for MSRP of model shown and applicable destination and handling charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Some color, package, and option selections may include, exclude, or require the purchase of additional options and packages. See "Features & Specifications" and "Options" pages for details. Kia America, Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. All exterior and interior images and specifications contained on this website are based on latest product information available at the time of posting and may vary slightly from actual product. See retailer for details.

Honda MSRP: MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

Soul MPG: EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

HRV MPG: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX and EX-L. Based on 2022 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.

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Warranty: The Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program includes various warranties and roadside assistance. Warranties include powertrain and New Vehicle Limited Warranty (Basic). All warranties and roadside assistance are limited. See retailer for details or go to