2020 Hyundai Venue vs. 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Venue vs. 2020 Soul

If you need a vehicle that prioritizes efficiency and convenience, the subcompact SUV class is defined by those features. Now, you don’t have to sacrifice interior space and comfort when you shop subcompact, as the Hyundai Venue and Kia Soul both provide attractive passenger accommodations in their stylish cabins. Let’s take a closer look to see what else they have to offer.

Price and Value

Subcompacts are expected to keep their prices low and their value high, and although both of these cars come at humble price points, the Venue’s starting price is notably lower than its competitor’s starting expense. The Venue also remains remarkably affordable all the way through its trim range, while the price rises steeply if you consider the Soul’s upper trims. Even the top-of-the-line Venue Denim trim asks a more modest price than the Soul’s range-capping GT-Line Turbo. While the Soul is well-stocked, the Venue Denim comes with a tremendous variety of the features offered throughout the rest of the vehicle’s trim range, as well as handsome leatherette combination upholstery for a casual yet sporty blue-jean style.


Both SUVs come with a touchscreen infotainment system, and while each system is easy to use, you’ll notice that the Venue sports a larger screen on its dashboard. The system in each vehicle also comes standard with smartphone connectivity via both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, and they can be equipped with additional tech like satellite radio. While both SUVs are built with safety in mind, the Venue also provides more standard safety features in its base model. Both vehicles feature a rearview camera in the starting trim, while the Venue also comes with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, driver drowsiness monitoring, and more.


You can expect a smooth, composed ride in both the Venue and the Soul, but their individual driving dynamics vary in different situations. The Venue is delightfully nimble, and you’ll find it easy to maneuver around twists and turns as well as crowded parking lots. The Soul’s ride is not as spirited, and its steering hasn’t impressed critics on test drives. If you plan on embarking on any long trips, consider that the Venue also manages more miles to the gallon on the highway.

Come Visit Us at Tuscaloosa Hyundai

If you would like to see what the Venue can do for you, we would be happy to introduce it to you here in Tuscaloosa. Come to our dealership whenever you would like to go on a vehicle tour, and stick around to explore all the options in our selection. We know you’ll be pleased with Hyundai’s quality and comfort when you take a test drive or two.

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