2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Kia Soul Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Fit

2018 Honda Fit LX CVT

MPG (City / Hwy)*

  33 / 40



2018 Kia Soul

2018 Kia Soul

MPG (City / Hwy)*

  25 / 30


  6-Speed Shiftable Auto

2018 Honda Fit vs 2018 Kia Soul

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The compact hatchback market seems to be flooded with options for you to choose from. But when it comes to true contenders for the crown, the 2018 Honda Fit and the 2018 Kia Soul are two of the finest. However, there can only be one true winner, we believe with its two new colors Helios Yellow and Orange Fury, the 2018 Honda Fit comes out the winner. Our sales specialist have sifted through all the details and put together this comparison for you to look over in the hopes it will help you to make the right decision.


No matter how big or small a car is, what’s hiding under the hood plays a very important role in most buyer’s final decision. Those who buy compact cars want a car that has plenty of zip, yet continues to offer exceptional fuel economy. The 2018 Honda Fit comes equipped with a 128-horsepower 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated at 113 pound-feet of torque. You can choose between a 7-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a six-speed manual gearbox. According to the EPA, the Fit has a fuel economy rating of 31/36 miles per gallon for the LX and 33/40 for the LX CVT*. The 2018 Kia Soul offers a slightly larger 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated at 195 pound-feet of torque and 201 horsepower. The Soul offers a single choice when it comes to the transmission. This is a seven-speed automatic. However, you can expect to spend more time at the gas pumps thanks to a significantly lower fuel economy rating of 26/31 miles per gallon.


Despite being a compact car, the 2018 Honda Fit offers a spacious interior with comfortable seating and a wealth of standard features. Even the base trim comes well-equipped with air conditioning, wireless connectivity, a rearview camera, remote entry, a 5-inch display infotainment system with four speakers. You also get the Honda Magic Seat in the back that can be folded up in three different ways to provide you with exceptional cargo carrying capacity. Those who move up to the Sport trim upgrades include a 7-inch touchscreen, an upgraded six-speaker audio system that integrates with both Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®.

The 2018 Kia Soul also offers a six-speaker audio system with wireless connectivity, air conditioning, and satellite radio. If you want the upgraded Uvo infotainment system, you have to add the optional Convenience Package. This package includes a rearview camera and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® if you want to be able to stream your favorite music or access your apps.

If after reading this, you are ready to learn more about all the 2018 Honda Fit has to offer, why not come on into Bosak Honda Michigan City and see them for yourself. We have a large inventory for you to look at, a team of highly knowledgeable sales specialists who are here to answer your questions, set you up with a test drive, and then hand you the keys to your shiny new 2018 Honda Fit today!

* 29 city / 36 highway / 31 combined MPG rating for LX, Sport and EX 6MT models. 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined MPG rating for LX CVT model. 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined MPG rating for Sport CVT, EX CVT and EX-L models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.