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 Volvo XC70. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Soul and the Volvo XC70 in the front seats.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Soul as you will with the Volvo XC70, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Volvo XC70. 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 Volvo XC70.
Since the Kia Soul is much slimmer than the Volvo XC70, 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 Volvo XC70.
The Kia Soul has much less torque than the Volvo XC70, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Kia Soul has a smaller turning radius than the Volvo XC70, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is significantly less powerful than the Volvo XC70. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Volvo XC70. The Kia Soul has less cargo capacity than the Volvo XC70, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Volvo XC70.
Compare the 2014 Kia Soul and the 2014 Volvo XC70.
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MSRP*: $14,900 - $20,500
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MSRP*: $34,500 - $45,650
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $1,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||--|
|City MPG:||23 - 24||17 - 18|
|Highway MPG:||30 - 31||24 - 26|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$14,595 - $19,521||$32,430 - $42,911|
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