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2016 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2016 Kia Soul Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Transit Connect than the Kia Soul. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Transit Connect as you will with the Kia Soul, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Transit Connect will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Soul, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Transit Connect is much higher than that for the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
The Ford Transit Connect is a little wider than the Kia Soul, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Ford Transit Connect, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Soul.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Transit Connect transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Soul.

Handling
The Ford Transit Connect has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Soul, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Ford Transit Connect and the Kia Soul.

Utility
The Ford Transit Connect offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Soul, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Transit Connect will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Soul.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Transit Connect is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Soul.

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2016 Ford
Transit Connect

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MSRP*: $24,825 - $29,300

2016 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*: $15,900 - $21,300
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 19 24
Highway MPG: 27 30 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,708 - $27,982 $15,565 - $20,162

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.