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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2021 Kia Soul Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet
Cruze

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New 2021 Kia Soul

2021 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*
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$19,620 to $26,120
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$17,490 to $27,550
Invoice* $18,874 to $25,127 $17,052 to $26,311
MPG - City 28 - 30 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 37 - 45 31 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the Chevrolet Cruze, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Soul will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Kia Soul, 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Cruze or the Kia Soul, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Cruze is about the same width as the Kia Soul. If you go with the Chevrolet Cruze, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Soul.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Cruze is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Soul.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Soul. The Chevrolet Cruze has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Soul, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Soul.