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2020 Sonata vs 2020 Soul

While the Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan and the Kia Soul is a compact crossover, the two are often pitted against each other. Both vehicles offer a suite of innovative features and engine options, but the Sonata is the winner and it's not even close. 




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Model
2020 Kia Soul
2020 Hyundai Sonata

Starting MSRP
✔ $17,490
$23,400

Base Horsepower
147 (2.0L I4)
✔ 38 191 (2.5L I4)

Highway MPG
33**
✔38*

Remote Smart Parking Assist
No
✔Yes

Digital Instrument Cluster
No
✔ Yes

The Sonata Takes the Lead

The Sonata delivers superior performance. It comes with a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine that pumps out up to 191 HP and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. On the other hand, the Kia Soul's standard engine doesn't cut it, only delivering 147 HP and a dismal 132 lb.-ft. of torque.

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1. MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.2. EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

2020 Sonata SE: 28 City/38 Hwy/32 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL Plus/Limited: 27 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

* 2020 Sonata SE: 28 City/38 Hwy/32 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL Plus/Limited: 27 City/36 Hwy/31 Combined MPG All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

** https://www.kia.com/us/en/soul/specs