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2021 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2021 Kia Soul

2021 Kia
Soul

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$17,490 to $27,550
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$19,195 to $26,295
Invoice* $17,052 to $26,311 $18,308 to $24,866
MPG - City 25 - 29 22 - 28
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 30 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
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 Impreza. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Soul as you will with the Subaru Impreza, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Soul will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Impreza. 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 Impreza.

Dimensions
The Kia Soul is a little wider than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Kia Soul, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Impreza.

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

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

Performance
The Kia Soul has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Subaru Impreza. The Kia Soul has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Impreza.

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