The 2016 Honda Fit vs. the 2016 Kia Soul

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Kia Soul

2016 Kia Soul

The 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Kia Soul both offer very distinct personalities in a small, practical, hatchback package. Either one could give you everything you need from a compact car here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. So which one is the better buy? Find out how they compare below!

Fuel Economy and Performance

You’re probably putting miles per gallon first but wouldn’t object to a little bit more muscle. Either way, you want a blend of performance and fuel economy.

The 2016 Kia Soul gets an EPA estimated 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined in the base model based on EPA estimates. The Kia Soul makes 130 hp with its 1.6L four-cylinder.

The 2016 Honda Fit in LX trim is rated by the EPA at 33 mpg city/41 mpg highway/36 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission. The Fit makes 130 hp with its 1.5L four-cylinder engine.

It’s easy to see that the Fit is the better choice. Despite the identical power output, the Fit provides significantly better fuel economy.

Features and Options

While you might find that these two models are priced almost identically, the 2016 Honda Fit is clearly better equipped. The Fit comes standard with a variety of important features:

  • Cruise control
  • A rearview camera
  • A multifunction remote
  • Automatic headlights
  • A CD player
  • A stereo anti-theft system
  • A 60-40 split folding rear seat

None of those features come on the base 2016 Kia Soul.

Space and Seating

The 2016 Kia Soul offers slightly more cargo volume behind the front seats, but since the Soul doesn’t give you a split folding seat, it doesn’t offer nearly as much flexibility when it comes to cargo and seating options. The 2016 Honda Fit also offers more front and rear leg room.

Drive the Fit at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

The latest 2016 Honda Fit is clearly the best choice, so come check it out here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We are your local Chicagoland and Elgin area Honda dealer, and we’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so visit us to find out more about the Fit today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.