2016 Honda FitThe 2016 Kia Soul mpg ratings certainly put it above some full-size SUVs and crossover utility vehicles, but what happens when you compare it to a car that’s closer to its size, one that commonly fills the same roles as the Soul? We put the new Kia up against the 2016 Honda Fit to give you an idea of which one of these hatchbacks is a better option for the fuel-conscious driver.

Which one do you think comes out ahead?

Fit vs. Soul

While there are many different reasons for drivers to choose vehicles like the 2016 Honda Fit and 2016 Kia Soul, mpg ratings are a pretty important spec. Let’s take a look at these engines:

  • The 2016 Kia Soul base has a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine with 130 hp and rated at 30 highway and 24 city mpg for 26 mpg combined.
  • The 2016 Honda Fit LX with CVT has a 1.5L 4-cylinder with 130 hp, yet it manages to dwarf the Soul with an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 33 city mpg for 36 mpg combined.*

Despite both engines kicking out the same level of power, the Fit is remarkably more fuel-efficient. This is due in part to the size, but don’t be fooled by the Fit’s slimmer profile. It has plenty of space when you need it thanks to the standard 60/40 split-folding rear Magic Seat; the seat can even fold up to allow for tall items to be set on the floor. The Fit has a passenger volume of 95.7 cubic feet while the Soul is just a bit larger at 101.0 cubic feet; that’s quite a small difference for such a large difference in fuel economy.

Test Drive a Fit

The fuel economy is just one of the 2016 Honda Fit’s many advantages, and we think the best view of what this car has to offer is the one from behind the wheel. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you today so that we can set you up with a test drive of the Fit. With three trim levels and a diverse selection of options and upgrades, we’re confident there’s a Fit here for you, and your wallet will thank you for choosing this sporty little Honda.

*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.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.