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2021 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Toyota 86 Review

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2021 Kia
Soul

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2020 Toyota
86

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MSRP*
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$17,590 to $27,650
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$27,060 to $30,190
Invoice* $17,151 to $26,406 $25,707 to $28,681
MPG - City 25 - 29 21
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
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 Toyota 86. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota 86, the Kia Soul may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Kia Soul you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota 86, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Toyota 86. 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 Toyota 86.

Dimensions
The Kia Soul is a little wider than the Toyota 86, 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 Toyota 86.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Soul doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 86.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota 86, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul is significantly less powerful than the Toyota 86. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Kia Soul offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota 86, 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 Toyota 86.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Toyota 86.