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Kia Soul Advantages Vs. The Competition For Augusta, GA, Drivers


2021 Kia Soul


Evans, Georgia, area motorists shopping for a highly versatile yet fuel-efficient small vehicle should strongly consider the subcompact crossover segment, including impressive options like the 2021 Kia Soul. Kia's new Soul blends the style and flexibility of a hatchback and crossover to provide a unique ride that doesn't have a clear competitor. Here at Kia of Augusta, we're comparing the stellar new Soul to its nearest competition in the form of subcompact CUVs.

The new Kia Soul is one roomy and value-packed ride, one that comes standard with fun driving dynamics and bold style that you won't find elsewhere in this segment. The tech-packed Kia Soul impresses with its efficient performance, spacious cabin and affordable pricing, too. But how does it stack up to other options, you ask? Let's find out!

Compare the New Kia Soul to Other Small CUVs

How Does The 2021 Soul Compare To The Nissan Kicks?

First up in this crossover competition is the 2021 Nissan Kicks, a small CUV that's big on personality, just like Kia's Soul. However, the Nissan Kicks is down on power compared to the Kia model's potent performance. Even with its far more powerful engine, the new Soul competes well with the Nissan Kicks in fuel efficiency.


2021 Kia Soul LX IVT VS 2021 Nissan Kicks S
$18,990 Starting MSRP* $19,070
29 / 35 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway ** 31 / 36 MPG
14.3 Gallons Fuel Capacity 10.8 Gallons
147 Horsepower 122
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 36 Months / 36,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
39.5 Inches Second-Row Head Room 38.5 Inches
24.2 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 25.3 Cubic Feet
Standard Overhead Console Storage Not Available

Find Your Soul near Evans, GA

If you're looking for a more powerful alternative to Nissan's underpowered Kicks -- and one that boasts a generous warranty package -- that's the 2021 Kia Soul. Its standard 147-hp engine is backed by a superb 10-year or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, which goes far beyond what Nissan offers for the Kicks.


Kia Soul vs. Honda HR-V near Evans, GA

How Does the Soul Stack Up Against Honda's Small CUV?

The Honda HR-V is one of the closer competitors to the Kia Soul, but it falls just behind in many key areas, including horsepower and fuel economy. Still, the HR-V is a worthy competitor, even if it cannot match the Kia Soul's power, efficiency, second-row head room or warranty plan.


2021 Kia Soul LX IVT VS 2021 Honda HR-V LX
$29,390 Starting MSRP* $34,810
29 / 35 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway ** 28 / 34 MPG
14.3 Gallons Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons
147 Horsepower 141
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 36 Months / 36,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
39.5 Inches Second-Row Head Room 38.3 Inches
24.2 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 24.3 Cubic Feet
Standard Overhead Console Storage Not Available

Plentiful Kia Soul Advantages

As you can see, the 2021 Kia Soul and 2021 Honda HR-V are on a near-level playing field in many areas, yet the Kia model edges past the Honda in these areas that often matter most to drivers. Then, there's the significant difference in pricing, with the highly affordable Soul coming in at thousands of dollars less than the HR-V! Why pay thousands more for a crossover that doesn't quite live up to the new Kia Soul?

If you're eager to explore the new Soul lineup and get behind the wheel for a fun and fuel-efficient test drive, navigate to our Augusta, GA, auto dealership at your earliest convenience, where our sales team can assist.


Kia Soul vs. Toyota C-HR in Augusta, GA

Consider Your Small CUV Options

Another option that small crossover shoppers might consider is the 2021 Toyota C-HR, a subcompact CUV that's substantially smaller than Kia's popular and highly versatile Soul. Drivers who opt for the Soul will find over five additional cubic feet of standard cargo capacity, and the Kia model extends its lead when the rear seats are folded, too. The Toyota C-HR is a pricier option with a tighter second row that can't travel as far as the Kia Soul on a single tank of gas. Its warranty package isn't nearly as extensive as the Kia plan, either.


2021 Kia Soul LX IVT VS 2021 Toyota C-HR LE
$18,990 Starting MSRP* $21,545
29 / 35 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway ** 27 / 31 MPG
14.3 Gallons Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 36 Months / 36,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
147 Horsepower 144
39.5 Inches Second-Row Head Room 38.3 Inches
24.2 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 19.1 Cubic Feet
Standard Overhead Console Storage Not Available

Get More for Your Money With the Kia Soul

Evans, GA, area CUV buyers are sure to appreciate the advantages the 2021 Kia Soul holds over its nearest competition from Toyota. Just looking at these two small crossovers' interiors, it's clear that the Kia offers more space and versatility, all while coming in at a lower MSRP. The team at Kia of Augusta awaits your inquiry online, by phone or with a visit. We look forward to telling you more about why the new Soul is the ideal small CUV.


Kia Soul vs. Hyundai Kona near Evans, GA

Which Small CUV Will You Choose?

Last but not least, we're pitting the 2021 Hyundai Kona against Kia's highly rated small CUV. Like some of these other competitors, the new Hyundai Kona boasts a higher starting MSRP while not providing advantages that justify its steeper pricing. Both models generate a healthy 147 hp and come backed by a generous bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranty. Still, the smaller Kona can't keep up with the Kia Soul in city and highway MPG, total driving range, passenger space or cargo capacity.


2021 Kia Soul LX IVT VS 2021 Hyundai Kona SE
$18,990 Starting MSRP* $20,500
29 / 35 MPG Fuel Economy City / Highway ** 27 / 33 MPG
14.3 Gallons Fuel Capacity 13.2 Gallons
147 Horsepower 147
60 Months / 60,000 Miles Basic Warranty 60 Months / 60,000 Miles
120 Months / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 120 Months / 100,000 Miles
39.5 Inches Second-Row Head Room 37.8 Inches
24.2 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume 19.2 Cubic Feet
Standard Overhead Console Storage Standard

Fun & Functionality With Kia Soul

Now that we've reviewed how Kia's 2021 Soul lineup stacks up against other options, do you have a favorite amongst the group? The team here at Kia of Augusta may be partial to the new Soul, but don't take our word for it. We encourage you to shop and compare this Kia model for yourself. We're confident the Soul crossover compares favorably to the rest, and we welcome the opportunity to prove it to you with an upcoming visit to our full-service new and used car dealership. Don't forget you can discover your new Kia lease or finance options online before your tour and test drive!

*MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

**Based on 2021 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.