Comparing the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Hyundai Kona

Having trouble deciding between two of your favorite automobiles? If you’re searching for a new car, Mike Shaw Kia can help. We want you to have all the information you need to make a well-informed decision. If you’re interested in the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Hyundai Kona, you’re in luck!

In order for you to learn more about the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Hyundai Kona, we’ve taken a closer look at both rides below. Keep reading to learn more!

The 2019 Kia Soul

The 2019 Kia Soul is offered in three unique trim levels: base, Plus, and Exclaim. The base comes with automatic headlights, air conditioning, a 5-inch touchscreen, a media player interface, satellite radio, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a rearview camera, 60/40-split folding rear seats, and more. You can also equip the Base Convenience package which adds a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Uvo tech interface, and voice recognition.

The Plus provides cruise control, keyless entry, 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, fog lights, a cargo cover, a front center armrest and bin, selectable drive modes, and a rear center armrest. You can also equip various packages to the Plus such as the Primo package which gets you xenon headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, lane departure warning, emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, a heated steering wheel, and more.

The Exclaim receives 18-inch wheels, cloth and leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded exterior trim, upgraded gauges and interior trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and keyless ignition. If you choose the Technology package for the Exclaim trim level, you gain the contents of the Primo package.

As far as engine options are concerned, each trim gets you a different one. However, all engines receive a six-speed manual transmission. The base offers a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that delivers 130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. The Plus gains a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The Exclaim gets you a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The 2019 Hyundai Kona

The 2019 Hyundai Kona is available in four distinct trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited, and Ultimate. The base SE trim gets you two USB ports, 16-inch alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, a six-speaker audio system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 60/40-split folding rear seats for extra cargo space, and more.

The SEL comes with blind-spot monitoring, heated front seats, roof rails, heated side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, HD radio, and voice recognition.

The Limited offers LED headlights and taillights, automatic climate control, a universal garage door opener, 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and more.

For the top trim, the Ultimate, you gain automatic high beams, a wireless charging pad, automatic wipers, a head-up display, rear parking sensors, a navigation system, and an 8-inch touchscreen.

Two engines are offered with the Kona. First, the SE and SEL trims get you a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. For the Limited and Ultimate trim levels, you receive a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

How Can You Choose?

As you can see, both the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Hyundai Kona come with plenty of features to love! So, how can you possibly choose between the two? For starters, the Soul offers an extra engine option. While the Soul comes with one less trim level to choose from, it does give you a wide array of packages to equip to it. This means you can easily customize your vehicle how you want it. That’s why we recommend the 2019 Kia Soul!

Find the 2019 Kia Soul at Mike Shaw Kia

At Mike Shaw Kia, our goal is to give you an incredible experience when you visit us. We want you to enjoy our stress-free and hassle-free environment. We also have numerous deals and specials you can take advantage of. Our special offers are only for a limited time, so come see us soon.

You’ll find our dealership conveniently located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, which means residents of Robstown are just a short drive away. We look forward to seeing you soon and putting you behind the wheel of the 2019 Kia Soul!

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