Kia Rio 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.

2022 Kia Rio
LX FWD
MSRP
$16,250
Invoice
$15,770
Average Price Paid
$16,516
167 listings nationwide

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2022 Kia Soul
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,590
Invoice
$22,529
Average Price Paid
$25,460
45 listings nationwide

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

2022 Kia Rio
LX FWD
Fair Price
$17,496
Good Price
$16,409
Great Price
$15,788
2022 Kia Soul
EX FWD
Fair Price
$25,997
Good Price
$24,489
Great Price
$23,626

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Kia Rio
LX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,268
2 listings nationwide

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2022 Kia Soul
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,358
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Kia Rio
LX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2022 Kia Soul
EX FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Kia Soul provides form and function that can coexist in one funky-yet-functional compact hatchback/crossover. The boxy design ensures it is an attention-getter, and yet it still ha...

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

2022 Kia Rio
LX FWD
No User Reviews
2022 Kia Soul
EX FWD
Guru9152ZG writes:
plus over the 2014: much better long distance driving. the stability is gained by the slightly bigger car t...
Handling Ranked 2014 Kia Soul + worse.
"I think it is the slightly larger body but dont really know but we drove the 14 for 70k and have 7k on the 22 and feel the difference."
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Kia Soul + worse.
"seat belt set up"
Family Car Ranked 2014 Kia Soul + worse.
"freeway driving "
Value Ranked 2014 Kia Soul + worse.
"I think it meets more of the needs than the 2014. we have driven from New Orleans to Phoenix in both models and the 22 is heads and shoulders over the 14. the 14 will always have a place in our heart."

Specs

2022 Kia Rio
LX FWD
2022 Kia Soul
EX FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
33 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
41 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 14.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
12.5:1
Displacement
1,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.98 in x 3.5 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 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 -- 3 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 38.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.7 cu ft 24.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,179 lbs
Exterior
Length 172.6 in 165.2 in
Width 67.9 in 70.9 in
Height 57.1 in 63 in
Wheelbase 101.6 in 102.4 in

Available Options

2022 Kia Rio
LX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Silky Silver
2022 Kia Soul
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cherry Black
  • Gravity Gray
  • Inferno Red
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Steel Gray
  • Undercover Green

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