Kia Optima vs Kia Soul Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
MSRP
$27,190
Invoice
$26,103
Average Price Paid
$26,226
698 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
MSRP
$22,690
Invoice
$21,669
Average Price Paid
$21,927
1,862 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Fair Price
$27,466
Good Price
$25,262
Great Price
$24,002
2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
Fair Price
$23,135
Good Price
$21,218
Great Price
$20,122

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,630
3 listings nationwide

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2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,677
30 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Kia Optima competes with other midsize family-sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat. It receives a few changes for 2020. You’ll find one of three power...

2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Buying a car blends pragmatic and emotional factors. You know you need a car to do certain things, but you also have preferences about how your car looks and perhaps how its brand's im...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 10
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
20
writes:
Well designed interior. Over done exterior in contrast to prior iterations. Still maintains virtues of efficie...
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Kia Soul Base worse.
"Highly subjective! No significant difference!!"
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Kia Soul Base worse.
"Safety features- including hands free, blind spot monitor."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Nissan Kicks better.
"I still think the Kia is boxy looking. The Kick looks sportier. "
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Nissan Kicks worse.
"We ended up buying the Kia Soul. Overall the warranty and drive over rode the better looks of the Kick. Ask me in a year."

Specs

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD
2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
37 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,500 RPM
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12.5:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.03 in x 3.35 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.5 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 38.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 24.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,179 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 165.2 in
Width 73.2 in 70.9 in
Height 57.7 in 63 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2020 Kia Optima
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cherry Black
  • Gravity Gray/Gold Roof
  • Gravity Grey
  • Inferno Red
  • Neptune Blue
  • Platinum Gold
  • Platinum Gold/White Roof
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Solar Yellow
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Undercover Green

Option Packages

  • Ex Designer Collection Package

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