2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Honda Fit

It may be a challenge to classify the 2017 Kia Soul. The Kis Soul is so iconic, many think it is in a class of its own. The fact is it is considered to be a hatchback in the compact category. 2017 is an especially exciting year for this vehicle as this is the model year the Kia Soul gets a Turbo engine. While the Honda Fit has always been a solid performer it is largely unchanged in the 2017 model year.

Safety has always been of primary importance to car manufacturers. The Kis Soul has been awarded the highest rating available, the 5-star rating from the IHSA. The 2017 Honda Fit has had some issues with weak braking performance as rated against the rest of its category. The 2017 Kia Soul has a host of standard features as well as some very impressive optional features like the Harman Kardon Audio System. The infotainment interface for the 2017 Kia Soul is intuitive and works well with both iPhone and Android platforms. The 2017 Honda Fit also has a touchscreen interface but it is less intuitive and can border on frustrating. The 2017 Honda fit infotainment system works more smoothly with iPhone than with Android phones. While both vehicles have similar engines and horsepower, the Honda Fit is slightly more fuel efficient due to its lower profile. What the 2017 Kia Soul lacks in efficiency it makes up for in abundant cargo room. 

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2017 Kia Soul  vs 2017 Honda HRV
1.6L 4-Cyl.  Engine 1.6L 4-Cyl.
130 hp Horsepower 130 hp
5 years /60,000 miles Warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$16,995 MSRP $16,865

Advantages of the 2017 Kia Soul

There are several advantages to the 2017 Kia Soul. Here are just a few of those advantages. The engine is turbocharged, the infotainment system is easy to use and the 2017 Kia Soul received the highest possible safety rating there is. We also love the cargo space that it affords. There are also some aesthetic features that may put the 2017 Kia Soul a nose ahead of the 2017 Honda Fit, it offers an optional panoramic sunroof and high-end audio package. Both of these features take the whole driving experience up a notch. While the MSRP for the 2017 Kia Soul is about $130 higher than the 2017 Honda Fit, we think you will more than recoup that with its generous warranty. Kia offers a 5 year or60,000-milee warranty on all of its cars. This goes way above and beyond the average warranty that is usually offered for around 3 years.