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2021 Kia Soul EX FWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Kia Soul
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,350
Invoice
$22,300
Average Price Paid
$23,258
554 listings nationwide

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2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
MSRP
$16,990
Invoice
$16,489
Average Price Paid
$16,990
538 listings nationwide

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

2021 Kia Soul
EX FWD
Fair Price
$23,723
Good Price
$22,450
Great Price
$21,723
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Fair Price
$18,468
Good Price
$16,591
Great Price
$15,517

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Kia Soul
EX FWD
No Expert Reviews
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

Hatchbacks are a dying breed in the United States, as evidenced by the fact that there are just a few new-car options available today. Kia isn’t one to be dissuaded by the evidence, ho...

Specs

2021 Kia Soul
EX FWD
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.3 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
120 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
112 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12.5:1
11.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.19 in x 3.82 in
2.98 in x 3.5 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
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 41.1 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 38.8 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 24.2 cu ft 17.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,179 lbs --
Exterior
Length 165.2 in 160 in
Width 70.9 in 67.9 in
Height 63 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in 101.6 in

Available Options

2021 Kia Soul
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cherry Black
  • Gravity Gray
  • Inferno Red
  • Mars Orange/Black Roof
  • Neptune Blue/Black Roof
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Undercover Green
2021 Kia Rio5
S Hatchback FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Black
  • Clear White
  • Currant Red
  • Silky Silver
  • Sporty Blue
  • Steel Gray

Option Packages

  • Technology Package

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