Kia Soul vs Hyundai Venue

2022 Kia Soul

The Kia Store is proud to inform Louisville and Elizabethtown, KY, and Clarksville, IN, drivers about the similarities and differences between the 2022 Kia Soul vs. the Hyundai Venue. Below, we explore the features, capabilities, and benefits of both rides so you can get a better idea of how each would fit into your life.

Efficient Power

Just because you’re getting a small model doesn’t mean you don’t want the big power that larger daily drivers are known for. Plus, just because you’re getting an off-road machine doesn’t mean you don’t want great fuel efficiency. It’s a good thing both modes of transportation have you covered, although the Kia Soul exceeds expectations.

When it comes to power, the Kia Soul is a clear winner with its 147-horsepower engine. This comes from its standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. To compare, the Hyundai Venue only offers 121 horsepower with its 1.6L 4-cylinder engine.

In terms of fuel efficiency, both models give you a lot to work with, but the Kia Soul still comes out on top. Look below:

Maximum Fuel Economy

Kia Soul

EPA-estimated 29 city/35 highway MPG1

Hyundai Venue

EPA-estimated 29 city/33 highway MPG


Not only does the Kia Soul give you more fuel efficiency to have fun with, but it also comes with a 14.3-gallon fuel tank to hold it all, while the Venue only has capacity for 11.9 gallons.

Interior Accommodation

If you want maximum comfort inside your model, you’ll need to be driving the Kia Soul. While the Hyundai Venue does share some features with the Kia, like available heated front seats, it doesn’t offer an available 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support or a heated steering wheel.

Moreover, the Kia Soul offers much more room for your cargo than the Venue so you never have to feel cramped with your stuff. Compare their cargo capacities below:

Behind Rear Seats

Behind Front Seats

Kia Soul

24.2 cubic feet

62.1 cubic feet

Hyundai Venue

18.7 cubic feet

31.9 cubic feet


Inside the Kia Soul, you’ll have nearly double the cargo space of the Hyundai Venue.

Safety and Infotainment Technology

Overall, the Kia Soul has a lot more to offer in terms of technology and safety features than the Hyundai Venue. In the Soul, you can equip it with the following available features:

●      10.25-inch touchscreen display

●      Harman Kardon® Audio System

●      Speaker light with ambiance themes

●      Wireless smartphone charger

●      Head-Up Display

The Venue doesn’t offer any of the above features and is limited to an 8-inch screen.

Although you will get a suite of safety features as standard starting on the base trim of the Venue, the Kia Soul does offer similar available technologies on its base trim and includes them as standard starting on the second trim.

Plus, the Kia Soul gives you the option of adding the available Smart Cruise Control system that automatically slows down and speeds up in response to traffic changes so you maintain a set following distance. You won’t find a system like this on the Venue.

Pick Out Your Dream Kia Crossover

The Kia Store staff invites residents around Louisville and Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Indiana, to see the 2022 Kia Soul for themselves and experience all the features mentioned here in person.

Reach out to our team today to schedule your test drive.

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1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.