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2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Kia Soul

2016 Honda Fit 2016 Kia Soul
6.4 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 8.7 l/100km
130 HP Horsepower 130 HP
2,544 lbs. Curb Weight 2,784 lbs.
52.7 cu. ft. Max Cargo Capacity 61.3 cu. ft.

2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Kia Soul

2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Kia Soul

While the midsize sedan is still dominating most of the car scene on the market these days, subcompact hatchbacks are definitely increasing in popularity across North America. Subcompact hatchbacks like the Honda Fit offer the maneuverability and fuel efficiency of a minicar, while providing plenty of space for both cargo and passengers – making “fit” an apt name for the vehicle.

We wanted to see how our model measures up to one of its biggest competitors, so we decided to pit the 2016 Honda Fit vs 2016 Kia Soul. The Honda Fit was completely remodeled for the 2015 model year, as was the Kia Soul just one year prior, so both models are quite fresh to the market.

Advantages of the 2016 Kia Soul

As you can tell by looking at the table above, each model has its own advantages. Starting from the top, the Honda Fit has the clear edge in terms of combined fuel efficiency. On average between both highway and city driving, the Fit utilizes 2.3 litres of fuel less for every 100 kilometres driven, which translates to quite a bit of savings at the gas pump over time.

Generally being that much more efficient means a lacking in power, but both the Honda Fit and Kia Soul delivers 130 horsepower, just the right amount for vehicles of their size. However, even though their engines deliver the same amount of horsepower, the Honda Fit weights a good 240 lbs. less than its rival the Kia Soul, and thus needs less power to move. It might not be hugely noticeable, but the Honda Fit should have a little more pickup.

Surprisingly, the Kia Soul does have the advantage in an area where the Fit usually reigns supreme: max cargo capacity. With the back seats folded flat, the Honda Fit delivers an impressive 52.7 cu. ft. of space. If that simply doesn’t cut it, then the Kia Soul delivers nearly 10 cu. ft. extra. But we think 52.7 cu. ft. should be plenty, and the fuel efficiency advantage more than makes up for where it lacks. But that’s just our opinion.

If you’re inclined to agree with us, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website so that you can come in and take a 2016 Honda Fit for a spin yourself. In the event of any further questions arising, feel free to give us a call here at the sales desk.


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