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2020 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2021 Kia Soul Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Spark

2020 Chevrolet
Spark

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New 2021 Kia Soul

2021 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*
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$13,400 to $17,900
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$17,490 to $27,550
Invoice* $12,985 to $17,345 $17,052 to $26,311
MPG - City 29 - 30 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 31 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Spark, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Spark and the Kia Soul in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Soul you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Spark, 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 Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia Soul. 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 Spark carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Kia Soul, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Soul.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Spark has much less torque than the Kia Soul, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Spark is significantly less powerful than the Kia Soul. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Chevrolet Spark has less seating than the Kia Soul, making the Kia Soul the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Chevrolet Spark 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 Spark is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Soul.