Comparing the 2019 Soul and 2019 Fit

If you’ve entered the market for a compact car, you’re likely looking for something that delivers big on value without taking up too much space or taking too much out of your wallet. It would be no surprise if the Kia Soul and Honda Fit have both appeared on your radar already. Each of the vehicles has plenty to offer, so the next step is to determine which one has the qualities and capabilities that will best serve your needs.

Let’s take a look at these two vehicles and compare some key elements.


While both vehicles are comfortable commuters for cruising through town, the Soul is far better equipped for highway driving. The Fit’s modest 4-cylinder engine doesn’t offer the same enthusiasm for interstate merging that you’ll find in the Soul’s eager powertrain options. In addition to its base engine, the 2019 Soul offers an available turbocharged 4-cylinder option that generates 201 horsepower. With any engine option, the Soul is eager to accelerate when needed. The Fit’s continuously variable transmission is also noticeably vocal about accelerating, producing a steady drone as the speed increases.

Cabin Quality

The Soul’s instantly recognizable frame translates to an impressive amount of interior space for a compact. Either option promises sufficient legroom, while the Soul offers some extra head clearance in the front and back seats. While the Fit is comfortable, drivers and critics have praised the Soul for its outstanding interior accommodations and high-end materials.

Cargo Capacity

The Soul’s generous interior space extends to the cargo area, with 24.2 cubic feet available behind the rear seats. The Fit’s rear storage space is on par with some sedan trunks, offering 16.6 cubic feet. If you fold the Soul’s rear seats, you’ll open up a maximum of 61.3 cubic feet, while the Fit’s limit is 52.7 cubic feet. If you have a lot of luggage or other gear to haul, the Soul promises more space for the job.

Find Your Next Vehicle in Corpus Christi

Whether you’re interested in the versatile Soul or any other Kia, you’re sure to find exactly what you need at our dealership. At Mike Shaw Kia, we’re ready to help drivers in Corpus Christi and all across Texas find a great reliable vehicle for a reasonable price. Take some time to explore our selection online, and when you’re ready to take a closer look, you’re welcome to come visit us. You can also check out our special offers for unbeatable savings!

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