Comparison - Hyundai Kona SE 2018 - vs - Kia Soul 2.0L 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
20,800
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
20,400
Updated: 
19 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
14.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chalk White
#F8FAFA
Sonic Silver
#C4CDD4
Thunder Grey
#767C84
Pulse Red
#BC0001
Surf Blue
#5C94D3
Color: 
Clear White
#FFFFFF
Bright Silver
#EBF0F0
Titanium Grey
#C0BFC2
Inferno Red
#FF2F28
Shadow Black
#323234

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The subcompact crossover SUV class is gaining in popularity and the latest entrant, the 2018 Hyundai Kona, has a lot of potential to take the lead. Its exterior style may be somewhat polarizing, but it drives better than the competition. It also delivers a lot for the money and checks all of the boxes that shoppers want in this type of vehicle.
PROS
Optional turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration
Nimble handling makes it enjoyable to drive
Lots of features for your money

CONS
Weak base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Hyundai Kona ranked #1 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Hyundai Kona has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile handling
Potent available turbo-four engine
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Lower maximum cargo capacity than rivals
Uninspiring base engine

By: 
usnews.com

With its quirky styling, the Kona is set to perk up some fun. Choose from a 147-hp 2.0-liter inline-four with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 175-hp turbo 1.6-liter inline-four with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional with both engines.

Pros
Tight build and rattle-free cabin,
well-tuned dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Cons
Some interior plastics not up to par,
penalty-box rear seat.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power.

Pros
Looks sharp
Good Uvo infotainment
Turbo-4 power
Versatile hatchback body
Still a manual on the order sheet

Cons
Engines can be noisy
6-speed automatic hunts through gears
Mediocre gas mileage
Top safety tech unavailable with turbo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Soul ranked #1 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 45 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable, roomy cabin
Considerable cargo space
Upscale interior
Energetic turbocharged engine available
Outstanding warranty and predicted reliability rating

Cons
Sluggish base engine
Below-average gas mileage

By: 
usnews.com

Only a few changes were made to the Soul for 2018. The base Soul’s Convenience package now gets an upgraded UVO3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus automatic climate control. Midrange Soul Plus models now get the UVO3 system as standard.

Pros
Funkiness on wheels,
powerful and efficient turbo engine,
comfortable cabin.

Cons
Average cargo capacity,
no all-wheel-drive option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
150ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
161hp
at 6 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.00in
163.00in
Width: 
70.90in
70.90in
Height: 
61.00in
63.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
5.90in
Front Track: 
61.90in
61.40in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
101.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
53.20in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
55.50in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
39.50
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
49.30in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
39.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
54.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.80cu.ft
49.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.20cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
29.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3085.00lbs
3163.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Instrument cluster - 3.5" TFT LCD with trip computer & digital speedometer
2 x 12V power outlets in front centre console storage unit

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 One-Touch Power Window
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Cloth
Height adjustable driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Independent Suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
Vanity mirror lights
Heated rear windshield

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Touch screen - 7" display
6 speaker
AUX/USB audio input with iPod® compatibility
Bluetooth audio streaming
Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ compatibility
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 x 6.5
17 X 6.5-In
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Height adjustable front head restraints with tilt function
Roll-over Sensor
Pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable upper mounts on front seat belts
Height adjustable rear head restraints
Impact sensing auto door unlock
Seat belt reminder - front & rear seatbelts
ISOFIX child restraint anchors (rear outboard seats)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Rear view camera with dynamic guide lines
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R) - 4 sensors, with guidance display
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Special Edition (Mysterious Blue) Package
Audio Package
Designer's Package
Primo Lit Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Rear Spoiler
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Puddle Lights
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Rear Bumper Applique (Clear)
Interior Options: 
Reversible Cargo Tray
Carpeted Floor Mats
EC Mirror Compass And Homelink
Illuminated Scuff Plate
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray And Seatback Cover
Cargo Tray
Sport Pedals
Cargo Net
Interior Light Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#93969C
#1A1A1A
Color: 
#222222