The Soul competes against other value-focused hatchbacks or style-first cars with low price tags.
The Hyundai Venue is relatively new and front-wheel drive only, like the Soul.
Unlike the Soul, it has a tall ride height that shoppers want.
The same goes for the Nissan Kicks, which, ergonomic quibbles aside, is a good value.
The Jeep Renegade has off-road bona fides, but can be expensive in top trims.
The Toyota C-HR has style and space for days, but it’s hardly flexible or fast.
Kia’s own Seltos sells as much space—and adds all-wheel drive—to the mix.
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|2022 Kia Soul|
#16 in Compact CarsGet Your Price
|2021 Hyundai Venue|
#5 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|2021 Kia SeltosGet Your Price|
|27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||30 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Station Wagons||Midsize Cars||Small SUV 4WD|
|LX IVT||SE IVT||LX IVT AWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Hatchback||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2022 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue||2022 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Kia Seltos|