With gas prices constantly fluctuating, the only way to save money on fuel is to choose an efficient vehicle. Both the 2017 Honda Fit and the Kia Soul aim to offer Washington, Pittsburgh, and McMurray drivers the most efficiency possible, but only one truly succeeds.
In this comparison, our team at Washington Honda will show you which vehicle blends efficiency, performance, and comfort with the most skill.
Gas can be a major monthly expense. So, the less your car’s tank needs to be filled, the more gratifying it will be. Luckily, the 2017 Honda Fit certainly stretches its fuel out for as long as possible.
The 1.5L inline four-cylinder engine in the Fit has been enhanced with Eco Assist™ with active coaching, a feature that cuts down on inefficiencies while teaching drivers how to develop more efficient driving habits. Pair this feature with the continuously variable transmission (CVT), and you’ll be able to maintain 40 MPG highway and 33 MPG city.1
The 2017 Kia Soul also features an inline four-cylinder engine. Unfortunately, an econ system does not come standard, and the CVT is not available at all. For this reason, the Soul can only maintain 30 MPG highway and 25 MPG city.
When it comes to passenger protection, the Honda Fit and the Kia Soul have quite a bit in common, right down to their structural reinforcements.
Take the Fit, for example. This car is built with Honda-exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™, which incorporates front and rear crumple zones to absorb and deflect collision forces. Fortifications such as this can also be found in the Kia Soul.
Vehicle stability management and traction control systems also play a key part in each vehicle. Being smaller, they’re sure to handle more precisely—especially the compact Honda Fit. However, the 2017 Fit’s Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control system takes its handling to the next level.
No matter where you’re heading, a bit of entertainment can really help make your drive more enjoyable. Both the Fit and the Soul recognize this fact and try to offer as many standard entertainment features as possible.
Connecting mobile devices like phones and MP3 players is easy with the included USB port and auxiliary jack. Bluetooth® is also available to help integrate compatible devices. You can then control all your devices using the five-inch touchscreen found in each car.
However, when it comes to sheer functionality, the Fit may have the edge. This car comes with a 2nd-Row Magic Seat® to maximize cargo room. This 60/40 splitter can be configured in four different modes: tall, long, utility, and refresh.
Just taking a look at their specs, it would appear that the 2017 Honda Fit has an edge over the 2017 Kia Soul. However, for Washington, Pittsburgh, and McMurray drivers to know for sure if this vehicle is right for them, they’ll have to take it for a test drive.
Come down to Washington Honda to get behind the wheel. Schedule your test drive today!
1 29 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX and EX 6MT models. 33 city/40 highway/36 combined mpg rating for LX CVT model. 32 city/37 highway/34 combined mpg rating for EX CVT and EX-L models. Based on 2017 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.