Compact cars like the Kia Soul and Honda Fit are a fun way to get around. They can turn on a dime, give you the same kind of comfortable seating as larger cars, and usually have great infotainment systems. So, which one is right for you? Maguire Kia put this Kia Soul vs. Honda Fit comparison together to help drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton decide.

Kia Soul vs Honda Fit Passenger & Cargo Room

Both the Kia Soul and Honda Fit feature more room than meets the eye. Inside each one of these sporty compact cars, you'll find comfortable seating for up to five people. The Kia offers more room to stretch out though, as well as more space for your cargo both with the back seats upright and folded down.


Kia Soul

Honda Fit

Passenger Volume

102.2 cubic feet

95.7 cubic feet

Cargo Room Behind Row (front/rear)

24.2 cubic feet/62.1 cubic feet

52.7 cubic feet/16.6 cubic feet


Passengers in the back seat will notice the biggest difference between the two interiors. The Kia Soul was built to sit three people comfortably in the second row with 52.8 inches of rear hip room and 54.7 inches of shoulder room. The Honda Fit also has three seats in the back but feels like a tighter squeeze for passengers with only 45.1 inches of hip room and 52.6 inches of rear shoulder room.

Kia Soul vs Honda Fit Performance

The Kia Soul offers two fun and efficient powertrains. The base engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder that gets up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. This can be fitted with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).

The second option is an exciting 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that can produce up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is managed by a more versatile 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Only one engine is offered for the Honda Fit, and it doesn't deliver the same kind of output. It runs on a 1.5L 4-cylinder that can only get up to 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. With its lightweight design and weak engine, you may even feel a difference in how it accelerates when there's heavy cargo or other passengers on board.

Kia Soul vs Honda Fit Infotainment System

To match its dynamic style, the Kia Soul features a sleek infotainment system that's both user friendly and loaded with features. Every trim level has a standard 7-inch touchscreen display in the dashboard.

This Bluetooth® compatible system lets you stream music from your phone and make hands-free phone calls. You'll also be able to access some of your smartphone apps by syncing your phone with Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™.

The Honda Fit offers a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™, but none of them are available on the base trim. The standard infotainment system only has a 5-inch LCD screen in the dashboard.

Test Drive a Sporty Compact

Visit Maguire Kia to test drive the roomy and agile Kia Soul. It offers lots of features to drivers in Ithaca, Corning, and Binghamton. To learn more about this Kia Soul vs Honda Fit comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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