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2021 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

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2021 Kia
Soul

MSRP*: $17,590 to $27,650
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2020 Subaru
BRZ

MSRP*: $28,845 to $31,495
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Invoice* $17,151 to $26,406 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 25 - 29 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 62.1 ft3 6.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 165.2 in 166.7 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 69.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 29.9 in
Head Room Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 37.1 in
Rear 35.0 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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

Comfort
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 Subaru BRZ. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ, the Kia Soul may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Kia Soul will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru BRZ, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Kia Soul is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru BRZ. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Soul is much higher than that for the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
The Kia Soul is a little wider than the Subaru BRZ, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Kia Soul takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru BRZ.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Soul doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru BRZ.

Utility
The Kia Soul offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru BRZ, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Soul will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Subaru BRZ.