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2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Kia Soul

  2013 Volkswagen Golf 4-door HB Auto PZEV Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Kia Soul
Invoice $17,371 $14,090
23/42 23/30
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Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model. Read Full Review The 2013 Kia Soul is both soulful and sensible--a distinctive, roomy, fun to drive alternative to staid small sedans or utility vehicles. Read Full Review
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  • Premium interior feel
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent electric power steering
  • Strong, economical TDI engine
  • GTI's fuel-efficient performance


  • A look that might be too familiar
  • Thirsty base engine
  • Tight backseat access (3-doors)
  • Premium pricing


  • Crisp, charismatic design
  • Nimble, eager driving feel
  • Roomy interior
  • Strong safety scores
  • Fuel efficiency


  • Road noise
  • Navigation means no UVO
  • Long throws for manual shifter
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