2020 Hyundai Venue vs. Kia Soul for Sale in Hyannis, MA
Crossovers are all the rage these days, with the subcompact variety enjoying particularly high demand. Unlike their larger SUV brethren, these smaller models are typically much less expensive while still providing a decent amount of practicality, and they’re easy to drive in bustling urban areas. They deftly bridge the gap between hatchback and SUV, making them enticing for young drivers who are tight on finances and constantly on the go and for more seasoned drivers who are ready to downsize their transportation.
One of the most attractive models in this class is the brand-new 2020 Hyundai Venue. Although it’s an entirely new model, it’s quickly breaking ground through its distinctive styling, budget-friendly pricing, and roomy, comfortable interior. While it competes with its cousin, the 2020 Kia Soul, we’ve found that the 2020 Hyundai Venue has a leg up over its similarly compact rival in a few key areas.
While both of these subcompact crossovers come with industry-leading basic and powertrain warranties (5 years/60,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles, respectively), the 2020 Hyundai Venue’s anti-perforation warranty is 2 years longer, with no mileage cap, than the 2020 Kia Soul’s (7 years/unlimited miles for the Hyundai vs. 5 years/100,000 miles for the Kia). Not only that, the 2020 Hyundai Venue provides 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary, factory-scheduled maintenance, which covers oil changes and tire rotations, plus regularly scheduled multipoint mechanical inspections. Kia does not offer any complimentary maintenance.
Efficiency and Chassis
According to EPA estimates, the 2020 Venue gets better fuel economy than its competitor. Its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine set up with the six-speed manual transmission returns 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. With the automatic transmission, city mileage improves to 30 mpg, while highway mileage drops only a hair to 34 mpg. In contrast, the 2020 Soul’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine when outfitted with a manual transmission achieves 25 city/31 highway, and it gets 29 city/35 highway with the automatic. What’s more, the 2020 Hyundai Venue weighs around 250 pounds less than the 2020 Kia Soul, which contributes to its greater fuel economy. The 2020 Hyundai Venue is also 6.1 inches shorter than the 2020 Kia Soul, which makes it easier to handle and park in tighter spaces.
Standard and Available Amenities for Convenience
All 2020 Venue trims aside from the base SE are eligible for remote engine start through the Blue Link Connected Car Service plan. This feature is especially convenient in extreme heat or cold, as you’ll be able to start and climate control your vehicle straight from indoors and head right into a comfortable cabin within minutes. The 2020 Kia Soul is not eligible for remote engine start. Also, the 2020 Hyundai Venue is supplied with auto-dimming high beams, which function by using sophisticated sensors to detect oncoming vehicles whose drivers could potentially be blinded by the beams if you forget to turn them off. If you opt for the 2020 Kia Soul, you’ll have to manually turn off the high beams, as automatic ones aren’t available.