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2022 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2022 Kia
Soul

MSRP*: $19,190 to $27,790
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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

MSRP*: $28,220 to $34,000
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Invoice* $18,519 to $26,540 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 27 - 28 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG Info not available
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) Inline-4
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 95 hp
Exterior Length 165.2 in 182.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 69.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 43.2 in
Rear 33.4 in
Head Room Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 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 Toyota Prius Prime. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul.

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 Prius Prime. 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 Prius Prime.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius Prime. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Soul does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Toyota Prius Prime.

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