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When buying a car, a thorough evaluation of the performance and features of vehicles is necessary because there are many options from many different automakers. If you’re on the hunt for a small SUV, compare the 2023 Kia Soul and the 2023 Hyundai Kona to see which vehicle suits your needs. These are two of the best-rated vehicles in the popular subcompact SUV segment.
Even though the Soul and Kona look similar from the outside, they differ in a few important ways. At Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX, we highly recommend the 2023 Soul.
Below is a comparison of the 2023 Kia Soul and the 2023 Hyundai Kona based on interior quality, performance, and safety:
You shouldn't expect too much space from small vehicles like the Soul and Kona. However, it's significant to note that both vehicles are spacious for their size and have comfortable seats. You'll appreciate the extra inches of passenger space in the Soul if you're tall. The back seat of the Kia model can fit adults better than the back seat of the Hyundai subcompact crossover.
The Soul has a better climate control system than the Kona, making it ideal for long rides. Both vehicles come with an intuitive infotainment system. Soul and Kona base models get an 8.0-inch touchscreen, while higher trims come with a 10.3-inch unit. You may want to consider the Soul's top Turbo model if you're an audiophile. It has a six-speaker Harman-Kardon sound system.
The Soul has a larger cargo capacity than the Hyundai Kona, which means you can fit more stuff in this vehicle if you need to haul something big. It also has a more comfortable ride because it isn't as bouncy or rickety as the Kona.
Powering the 2023 Soul is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) sends power to the front wheels.
The base engine of the 2023 Kona is similar to that of the Soul. However, the Soul has better acceleration. It can go from zero to 60 mph in 8.0 seconds. It takes the 2023 Kona 9.2 seconds to reach the same speed. So if speed matters to you, you should get the Soul instead of the Kona. The two vehicles have similar fuel efficiency ratings.
The base model of the 2023 Soul comes with a forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with a lane-keeping assist as standard safety features. Blind-spot monitoring and automatic high-beam headlamps are available on higher trims.
The base 2023 Kona mode comes with automated emergency braking and lane-departure warning. Adaptive cruise control is available on higher trims.
If you want a faster and more spacious vehicle, choose the Soul over the Kona. If you want to know more about the new Kia vehicle, feel free to call or message Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX. You're also welcome to swing by our dealership to take the Soul for a test drive. We're open every day except Sundays. We hope to see you at our dealership soon.