2016 Kia Soul Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2016 Kia Soul against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2016 Kia Soul Review
says:
vs2016 Mazda MAZDA3
2016 Kia Soul winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"The Mazda3s with either the 155 hp or 185 hp engines have better 0-60 times than the Kia Soul, which has 164 hp. However, the Soul has better passing power, since its curb weight of 2,714 to 2,837 lbs versus the Mazda3s 2,865 to 3,028 lbs."
Handling Ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"They are both fun & agile cars to drive, but the Kia is boxy and taller, so its less aerodynamic and has a bit more body roll. The Kia is 17 inches shorter, so its a bit easier to maneuver around tight spaces."
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 worse.
"Crossover-like ride height plus ample head room."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 worse.
"The Kia is taller and squared-off, so it will accommodate 6 ft-plus passengers with ease. However, the Mazda3 will fit rear-facing child seats better."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 worse.
"61 cubic feet versus 47 cubic feet"
Family Car Ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"The Mazda3 hatchback is 177 long, while the Kia Soul is 162 long, which means the Mazda can accommodate rear-facing child seats better, fit 3 child seats across, and a deeper trunk behind the 2nd row for a baby carriage and additional cargo."
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 worse.
"You get more for your money, with a better warranty. I bought a used 2016 Kia Soul Exclaim (top) trim for $17000 with 5600 miles on it. For that price, you can get a used Mazda3 hatchback Sport (base) trim. Per Consumer Reports, they both have above average reliability."
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2016 Kia Soul Base Review
says:
Not enough cargo space. lower resale value
vs2016 Jeep Renegade Latitude
2016 Kia Soul Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2016 Kia Soul Base Review
says:
Wasn’t impressed
vs2016 Toyota RAV4
2016 Kia Soul Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2016 Kia Soul + Review
says:
Good car. There are additional options available that make it more of a pleasure to drive
vs2015 Kia Soul +
2016 Kia Soul + winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Value Ranked 2015 Kia Soul + better.
"Great of decrease of road noise. I liked the color and options better"
Would Buy Ranked 2015 Kia Soul + better.
"Better value"
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2016 Kia Soul Review
says:
5 speed difficult
vs2016 FIAT 500
2016 Kia Soul winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2016 FIAT 500 better.
"Fun to drive"
Family Car Ranked 2016 FIAT 500 worse.
"More room"
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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Kia Soul Reviews

Soul By Andrea

Good Car, Great warranty. Speedy and great handling. Lots of space for hauling with the seat folded down. Great sound system and good features. MPG could be better, but them the price would go up. The... Read More

Kia Soul, Great Fun Car To Dirve By basehack

This care has been a very good car to own/lease. It's low cost and simple operation make it a very nice car. It gets great gas millage and has good visibility for driving. It drives bigger than it is.... Read More

2012 Kia Soul Reviews

I Really Like The Soul, Its A Really Fun Car To Drive. By snuggabear69

I love the look of the Soul its sporty and compact, not to mention the seats are very comfortable and supportive. Maintenance cost has been very low because the only time its been to the dealer was fo... Read More

Fun To Drive, Reliable Transportation, Roomy Inside, Lots Of Features. By Jim

Overall, this is a great car and I hope I can afford another one someday. It is easy to park, very roomy inside. Feels like a mini-SUV. Plenty of head room, seats are upright, rather than slouched ... Read More

2011 Kia Soul Reviews

Good By chillican

cheap. i dislike the car but simply because its not me. Its been a great car and served it's purpose-a quick pay off to give to my daughters and to save money in the meantime on fuel and payment. as m... Read More

Cool, Fast Little Car With Decent M.p.g. Better When Purchased Used, Save Thousands. By migration_ftac

Overall, this vehicle met my expectations. Brand new cost for the intermediate model was a little steep. I would like to see it in an awd drive model. They'd sell out if available in awd.Very fast veh... Read More

2010 Kia Soul Reviews

It Has Been Providing A Great Deal Of Value For The Low Cost By C1500MIKE

This car has been very reliable and I have always felt safe in it at all times. I have gotten more than my moneys worth compared to other cars in the market. The South Korean manufacturers have come ... Read More

I Love This Car But It Has Its Downfalls By libertyroot80

Fuel Economy is excellent. I drive this car from Branson to Springfield for work daily four to five days a week. I fill up on Monday and the gas lasts until the following Monday. For as small as it lo... Read More

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