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2015 Kia Soul vs. 2014 Lincoln MKT Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln MKT than the Kia Soul, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul, drivers may find the Lincoln MKT a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Soul as you will with the Lincoln MKT, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Soul is clearly a better financial choice over the Lincoln MKT. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Soul carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lincoln MKT.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much slimmer than the Lincoln MKT, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Kia Soul, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lincoln MKT.

Drivetrain
The Kia Soul has much less torque than the Lincoln MKT, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKT, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is significantly less powerful than the Lincoln MKT. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Kia Soul has less seating than the Lincoln MKT, making the Lincoln MKT the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Soul has significantly less cargo room than the Lincoln MKT, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Lincoln MKT.


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2015 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*: $15,100 - $20,700

2014 Lincoln
MKT

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MSRP*: $43,050 - $45,045
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% --
City MPG: 23 - 24 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $14,804 - $19,603 $40,898 - $42,792

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