2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Kia Soul | NewCars.com

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2021 Kia Soul Review

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2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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2021 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*
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$26,500 to $32,950
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$17,590 to $27,650
Invoice* $25,589 to $31,387 $17,151 to $26,406
MPG - City N/A 25 - 29
MPG - Hwy N/A 31 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and the Kia Soul in the front seats.

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). The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Soul, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is a little wider than the Kia Soul, 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 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Soul.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Soul.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Kia Soul, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid and the Kia Soul.

Warranty
The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Soul.