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2022 Kia Soul vs. 2022 Subaru Impreza Review

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2022 Kia
Soul

MSRP*: $19,290 to $27,890
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2022 Subaru
Impreza

MSRP*: $19,795 to $26,895
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Invoice* $18,519 to $26,540 $18,400 to $24,959
MPG - City 27 - 29 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG 30 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 152-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 152 hp
Exterior Length 165.2 in 176.2 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 in

*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.

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.

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

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.

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