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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
MSRP
$22,690
Invoice
$21,669
Average Price Paid
$22,000
2,127 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
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2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
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EX FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,235
12 listings nationwide

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2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,391
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
William Maley Preview:

The Kia Forte5 is an affordable, well-equipped hatchback. After a comprehensive refresh last year that updated styling and mechanicals, Kia makes few changes to the 2018 model. With i...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 10
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
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."
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
10
writes:
Similar to the Elantra GT Sport and sharing the same drive train, the Kia Forte5 SX does not have an independe...

Specs

2020 Kia Soul
EX FWD
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.3 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
164 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.19 in x 3.82 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
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- 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 41.1 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 38.8 in 35.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 24.2 cu ft 23.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,179 lbs --
Exterior
Length 165.2 in 171.3 in
Width 70.9 in 70.1 in
Height 63 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in 106.3 in

Available Options

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
2018 Kia Forte5
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Gravity Blue
  • Snow White Pearl

Option Packages

  • EX Premium Tech Package

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