2016 Kia Soul Top Comparisons

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2016 Kia SoulReview
David writes:
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I have not owned one of these but have ridden on one and I think they are a good car. The problem is with the packages you can find. Power seating is rare and the Primo package is even more hard to find. There are also many many Black carts out there. If yo want black you have no lack of Souls to choose from. If you do not want black the selections are greatly limited.

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2016 Kia SoulReview
KiaGurl writes:
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Great car, lots of impressive features...we bought one! Go test drive it; youll buy one, too!

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2016 Kia SoulReview
thaaeroprincess87 writes:
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Great on gas and very quiet interior. Lots of head space for my husband who is 61, which is great.

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GuruF1318 writes:
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The Kia soul was very nice with great handling she very nice looking. Very impressed.

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2016 Kia Soul Review
cadsux 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."
2016 Kia Soul Base Review
pholly615 says:
Very nice car
vs2016 Kia Soul +
2016 Kia Soul Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Kia Soul + better.
"More space"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Kia Soul + better.
"Larger cargo space"
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2016 Kia Soul Base Review
Laura says:
Not enough cargo space. lower resale value
vs2016 Jeep Renegade Latitude FWD
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
GuruNH15G says:
vs2016 Kia Soul +
2016 Kia Soul Base winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2016 Kia Soul + better.
"The sound of the engine."
Family Car Ranked 2016 Kia Soul + better.
"Back up camera "
2016 Kia Soul Base Review
Mike 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
Lovinpeaches says:
I love the Kia soul
vs2016 Honda CR-V
2016 Kia Soul winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Family Car Ranked 2016 Honda CR-V worse.
"I just love the Kia soul"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Honda CR-V worse.
"I have wanted one since they came out"
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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Kia Soul Reviews

Review By Guru94DSJS

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Review By GuruM6NQV

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2019 Kia Soul Reviews

Review By Mickey

Great car for the money The plus 20 is the way to go Read More

Review By Guru74XV8

The Vehicle had A LOT of interior damage in it including a poor patch to cover a hole in the back of the drivers seat. The car was priced adequately. Missing; Storage Covers, Storage Compartment Cov... Read More

2018 Kia Soul Reviews

Review By Guru66SN4

We love this car. Very comfortable and easy to drive but roomy inside. We got the ! I highly recommend the extra pkgs. The base just doesnt have much power. However, if thats what the budget all... Read More

Review By GuruVFJZG

Drove a 2018 Soul ! and overall give it a 4 out of 5. The front seat was borderline too flat (since there is no power seat to adjust). Build quality, driving experience and engine pep were all very g... Read More

2017 Kia Soul Reviews

Review By Carlotta

This is my forth kia soul absolutely love them and the safety of them Read More

Review By Mignon

This is the perfect car for my college student daughter. Its the right size, color, and performs very well on the road. We sought this car out because of the pricing and the mileage. We saw other... Read More

2015 Kia Soul Reviews

Review By GuruGPCSX

Very nice compacted car good for city and school driving Read More

Review By April

The Kia Soul, is a great vehicle it has plenty of leg room and its great on gas. This is our second one and we love it. Read More

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