Comparison - MG HS Excite 2020 - vs - Kia Soul EV 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
34,490
Australian Dollar
Updated: 
25 Feb 2020
£
33,795
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
#CF030F
#000000
#F6F4F7
#0066C3
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Neptune Blue with Black Roof
#204A95
Clear White with Red Roof
#EEEFEA
Quartz Black with Red Roof
#131210

Electric

Battery: 
Electric 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
Full Charge Range: 
280mi
Full Charge Time: 
AC Charge Time (220V) / 31hrs (0% → 100%)-DC Fast Charge Time (100kW) /54mins (0% → 80%)
Top Speed: 
104mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The MG HS is a significant step forward for the brand in Australia, and it isn't just about the sharp pricing. It is a compelling competitor in the medium-SUV segment.

Pros
General feeling of quality, fit and finish is excellent
Cabin insulation and execution are well done
Value is unquestioned, including the warranty

Cons
1.5-litre engine is a little small for the medium-SUV segment
There is a slight torque hole off the mark that you do notice
Transmission is occasionally caught in the wrong gear when cruising

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Not only does the MG HS offer excellent value for money, it also has a classy interior and punchy performance if you’re prepared to work the engine for it. Although its infotainment system is laggy and its engine rather coarse when pushed, it’s well worth considering.

Pros
Cheap yet well equipped
Plush interior
Good ride and handling balance

Cons
Small boot
Coarse engine
Pricey PCP deals

By: 
whatcar.com

The MG HS is a practical family car that comes with a decent amount of standard equipment, but alternatives have more powerful engines that are cheaper to run.
The MG HS is the brand’s largest SUV and an alternative to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq. MG might not quite have the same brand kudos as these cars, but it makes a pretty good first impression.
At least you get cruise control and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection as standard, though, but you’ll have to fork out for a top-spec car if you want a reversing camera, LED headlights and a panoramic glass roof.

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Kia Soul EV is a small electric SUV with a roomy cabin and a good amount of standard equipment but other small electric cars can travel further on a single charge.

Pros
Cheap to run
Funky styling
Well-equipped

Cons
Expensive to buy
Limited electric range
Alternatives have bigger boots

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2021 Kia Soul EV leads the battery charge, fashion first.

Pros
Bigger battery pack
Promise of 200-mile-plus range
Savvy new style
Wide-screen infotainment and displays

Cons
Where will you be able to buy one?
Charge specs TBD

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Soul's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. It was the winner of our 2020 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award and the winner of our 2019 Best New Cars for Teens award. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo capacity
User-friendly tech features
Comfortable, roomy seats

Cons
Middling interior quality
Rivals are more athletic

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy Info: 
City cycle (L/100km)-9.2 / Highway cycle (L/100km) - 6.2
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
291ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
Horsepower: 
159hp
at 5 600rpm
203hp
at 8 000rpm
Cam Type: 
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
yes
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: 
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Unique shaped leather steering wheel
Heated rear window
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.00in
165.20in
Width: 
73.80in
70.90in
Height: 
66.30in
63.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
107.10in
102.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.40cu.ft
47.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.30cu.ft
11.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3351.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Gloves box with illumination
Glasses box on the roof

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Smart key, keyless
Front and rear electric windows (4 windows one-shot up and down with antitrap)
Electric liftgate

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s 6-way manually adjustable seat
Passenger’s 4-way manually adjustable seat
PU and PVC seat
Front seat pocket
Driver’s seat manual lumbar adjustment
Front centre armrest with storage, slidable
Seatback Pocket (Front Passenger)
Front & Rear Door Storage
Driver's Seat Height Adjuster
Heated Front Seats
8-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Heated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
60 / 40 foldable rear seat
Angle adjustable rear seat – 2 stops
Rear arm rest with cup holder
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Duct

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
McPherson Front Suspension
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link Rear Suspension
Multi link

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Sun visors with mirror and illumination
Rear air-conditioning vent
Dual-zone automatic climate contro
Electric air-conditioning control
Single Automatic Air Conditioning (With Driver Only Function)
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Part virtual instruments
10.1’’ screen with colour radio
Front 2 USB ports
6 speakers
Navigation with GPS (colour
Smartphone connection
10.25” color touch screen display
8” Head-Up Display (HUD)
7” TFT cluster display
UVO link connectivity system for remote services
Harman Kardon® Premium Audio
Wireless Smartphone Charger
10-speaker

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED headlight with manual levelling
Headlamp auto lighting
High mounted brake light
LED taillamp-sequent illumination
Door mirrors with side indicator (LED)
Boneless wiper
Rain sensing wipers
Heated rear window
Shark fin antenna
Sidestep sill
Welcome lights
Designer Collection with new two-tone colorways
Aerodynamic enhancements such as a full flat underbody tray, Active Air Flap, and aero wheel design
New LED headlights and fog lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
17"
Wheel Dimensions: 
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Hill-start Assist Control
Driver’s seat belt reminder
Passenger’s seat belt reminder
Driver and passenger seatbelt 3 point and pretensioner and constant Load limiter
3 point rear seatbelt, two sides belt with pretensioner and Load limiter
Front row seat, anti-submarine and anti-whiplash (Dynamic)
Rear row seat, anti-submarine and anti-whiplash
Four doors and tail gate alarm system
Rear buffer beam
Lane Departure Warning
Traffic Jam Assist
Blind Spot Detection System
Intelligent Headlamp Control
Front Collision Warning
Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
Locking Wheel Nuts