2022 Kia Soul vs. Its Competition

2022 Kia Soul
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2022 Kia Soul hatchback boasts substance and style in the same sleek package.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Venue courts bargain shoppers with department-store space and quality.
5.8
The 2021 Kia Seltos combines the practicality of the hatchback Soul in a larger package with the automaker’s low price and superlative warranty.
MSRP From  
$19,190$18,750$21,990
Gas Mileage  
27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class  
Small Station WagonsMidsize CarsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name  
LX IVTSE IVTLX IVT AWD
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
HatchbackSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission  
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue2022 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Kia Seltos