The Kia Soul has been one of the market's least expensive subcompact crossover SUVs for a while. Hyundai, Kia's parent company, recently released the Hyundai Venue in North America. You can expect the same level of value and performance from these compact SUVs as you would from any cutting-edge crossover. Now, how do they compare to one another? Dennis Eakin Kia will help you decide by comparing the newest models of each car, the 2022 Kia Soul and 2022 Hyundai Venue.
Compared to the Hyundai Venue, the 2022 Kia Soul has a larger cargo area, more passenger volume, and a larger gasoline tank (14.3 gallons vs. 11.9 gallons).
When comparing the Kia Soul S and higher trims to the Hyundai Venue, the latter's base 8-inch touch-screen display looks somewhat tiny compared to Kia's 10.25-inch display with Kia Connect and Navigation. In addition, optional features in the 2022 Soul include a soft-touch dash and upper front door panels, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless phone charging, and smart key with push-button start and immobilizer.
In terms of interior space, the Soul’s passenger volume is 102.2 cubic feet, while the Venue's is only 91.9 cubic feet. The Soul has a maximum cargo capacity of 62.1 cubic feet with seats folded down and 24.2 cubic feet when they're up. Comparatively, the Venue has a load capacity of 18.7 cubic feet with the back seats up and 31.9 cubic feet with the back seats folded.
The 2022 Hyundai Venue’s engine is a bit anemic, with a 1.6-liter engine producing 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. Compare that with the standard engine in the Kia Soul, a 2.0-liter that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.
Furthermore, the top-tier Turbo model of the 2022 Kia Soul is available with a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that generates a mighty 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the Hyundai Venue is available with only one powertrain.
There are several safety features standard on both models to keep you and your passengers safe, including:
While the 2022 Hyundai Venue does not have a Smart Cruise Control option, the 2022 Kia Soul's Turbo level comes standard with the technology.
If you're shopping for a reliable and robust midsize crossover SUV, the 2022 Kia Soul is a great option. The new Soul offers added seating and performance over the competition. Get in touch with Dennis Eakin Kia in Killeen, TX, to test-drive the Kia Soul.
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