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2015 Kia Soul vs. 2015 Subaru Outback Review

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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 Subaru Outback. The Subaru Outback will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback 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 Subaru Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Kia Soul will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much slimmer than the Subaru Outback, 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 Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Soul doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Outback.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Outback, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Soul has less horsepower than the Subaru Outback, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Subaru Outback. The Kia Soul has less cargo capacity than the Subaru Outback, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2015 Kia
Soul

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

2015 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*: $24,895 - $32,995
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Lease Incentive: As low as 7.44% --
City MPG: 23 - 24 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 27 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $14,804 - $19,603 $23,407 - $30,860

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