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2015 Kia Soul vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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 Kia Soul than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Kia Soul may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Kia Soul, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
The Kia Soul has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Soul has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2015 Kia
Soul

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

2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $58,600 - $102,370
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% --
City MPG: 23 - 24 15 - 19
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 21 - 26
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,804 - $19,603 $54,498 - $95,204

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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