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2015 Kia Soul vs. 2014 Toyota Prius v 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 Toyota Prius v. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Soul and the Toyota Prius v in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Soul as you will with the Toyota Prius v, 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 Toyota Prius v. 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 Toyota Prius v have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Soul is a little wider than the Toyota Prius v, 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 Toyota Prius v.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Soul does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius v.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius v. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Toyota Prius v. The Kia Soul has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Prius v, 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 Toyota Prius v.

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2015 Kia
Soul

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

2014 Toyota
Prius v

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MSRP*: $26,750 - $30,395
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 23 - 24 44
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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 $24,902 - $28,295

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