Compare the 2016 Kia Soul MPG to the 2016 Honda Fit

November 19th, 2015 by

2016 Honda FitWe know that the Soul has a unique look to it, but when you look at the 2016 Kia Soul mpg ratings and compare them to a competing hatchback—like the 2016 Honda Fit—we think you’ll see that the charm of the Soul’s special look has a significant impact on its fuel economy.

The Fit vs. the Soul

The 2016 Kia Soul mpg ratings might look decent at first glance—they fall short of the 2016 Honda CR-V by just a bit, after all—but the Soul competes in a class that is known for its high fuel economies.

See how the engines compare:

  • The 2016 Kia Soul has a 1.6L 4-cylinder with 130 hp and is rated at 30 highway mpg, 24 city mpg, and 26 mpg combined city/highway.
  • The 2016 Honda Fit LX CVT, however, has a 130-hp 4-cylinder engine, yet it manages to hit an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 33 city mpg for 36 mpg combined.*

That’s not a typo. The Soul is just a hair larger than the Fit and has an engine that is just as powerful yet only earns 30 highway mpg to the Fit’s 41 mpg. To give you an idea of how similarly sized these two models are, the Fit has a passenger space that is 95.7 cubic feet while the Soul is barely more spacious at 101.0 cubic feet.

We’re can’t be sure what it is that’s causing the Soul’s drastic drop in fuel economy in comparison to a top competitor like the Fit, but we think the choice is obvious for the Tri-State driver seeking a sporty and practical new hatchback.

Test Drive a Fit

Fuel economy is just one of the 2016 Honda Fit’s many advantages, and with three different trim levels to choose from, we think there’s bound to be a model here at a Tri-State Honda Dealer that fits your needs. Why don’t you pay us a visit and let us put you behind the wheel of the Fit to experience it firsthand.

We suggest starting with the basic LX trim level, if only because it can give you a new idea of what should be included on a “basic” trim level.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.

Tri-State Honda Dealers includes Bill Cole Honda, Freedom Honda, Glockner Honda, Larry Simmons Honda, Lester Raines Honda, Moses Honda, and Taylor Honda.

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