From its style and engineering to its technology features, the Hyundai Kona continues to push the ideas of what an SUV can be and can provide. While it offers a lot, drivers like you around the Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook, areas, want to know for certain if it’s the compact SUV you have been waiting for. Our team at Hiley Hyundai of Burleson created this Hyundai Kona vs. Kia Soul comparison to help you decide. Read on—and then contact us for a test drive!
From its design to its features, the Hyundai Kona is full of innovation. Its sleek exterior styling features a bold yet refined look, with a longer profile and futuristic front end. While unique, the Kia Soul has a more box-like design, which makes it feel bulkier and less sleek.
To continue its theme of innovative driving, the interior of the Kona comes with many up-to-the-minute systems. You can wirelessly connect your smartphone to its 8-inch touchscreen and get access to your navigation apps, music, messages, and more.
To do the same in the Kia Soul, you will need to plug in your device, which is less convenient. It also doesn’t make it easy for passengers in the back to connect to the infotainment system—especially if they’re looking up directions for you, or trying to DJ for the drive. Also, the display screen in the Soul is an inch smaller.
While they both come with a standard 4-cylinder engine that produces identical power output—and offer an even more robust turbo engine option—the 2021 Kona overall gives you better gas mileage. It gets an EPA-estimated 30 city and 35 highway MPG with its standard powertrain.1
When powered by its standard 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission, the Kia Soul gets an EPA-estimated 25 city and 31 highway MPG.
Both the Kona and the Soul also offer AWD drive as an available option to gain improved traction. They each provide identical turning diameters as well, giving you the ability to make tight turns with ease.
With both of these SUVs, there are safety technologies offered to help you enjoy more peace of mind as you drive. That is because they provide timely alerts when they detect any potential collisions and can even take action to help you stay safe as you drive. The main difference is that the Hyundai Kona offers additional driver-assist features you can’t get with the Kia Soul, including:
Whether it’s helping you back into a parking spot, making it easier to get out of the car while parked on that narrow side street, or making your daily commute along the highway easier, the Hyundai Kona is ready to give you a more confident driving experience.
While the Kia Soul is a great SUV, drivers throughout the Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook, areas, who want a stylish, high-tech, and safe compact SUV can clearly see the 2021 Hyundai Kona checks all the boxes.
Come see it today at Hiley Hyundai of Burleson. Contact us now to set up a test drive and see what it’s like behind the wheel of the Kona!
1 2022 KONA SE/SEL: FWD 30 City/35 Hwy/32 Combined MPG, AWD 28 City/33 Hwy/30 Combined MPG. 2022 KONA N Line/Limited: FWD 29 City/35 Hwy/32 Combined MPG, AWD 27 City/32 Hwy/29 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.