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2015 Kia Soul vs. 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. The Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 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 Kia Soul as you will with the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, 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 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. 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 and the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Soul is a little wider than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, 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 Kia Soul, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Kia Soul transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

Handling
The Kia Soul has about the same turning radius as the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. The Kia Soul has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid.

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

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2015 Kia
Soul

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

2014 Subaru
XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $29,295
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 24 29
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 $24,735 - $27,804

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