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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2021 Kia Soul Review

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2021 Hyundai

MSRP*: $18,900 to $28,450
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2021 Kia

MSRP*: $17,590 to $27,650
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Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $17,151 to $26,406
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 109.8 ft3 62.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 166.9 in 165.2 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.1 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Head Room Front 36.9 - 38.1 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster, drivers may find the Kia Soul a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Veloster as you will with the Kia Soul, 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). The Hyundai Veloster is somewhat more expensive than 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 Hyundai Veloster carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

The Hyundai Veloster is about the same width as the Kia Soul. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Veloster takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Soul.

The Hyundai Veloster has about the same turning radius as the Kia Soul, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Soul.

With similar torque, the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Soul do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Kia Soul, making the Kia Soul the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Veloster will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Soul.

The Hyundai Veloster comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Soul.