2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Kia Soul: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Chevrolet Sonic vs. 2020 Kia Soul Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

2020 Chevrolet
Sonic

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New 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia
Soul

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MSRP*
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$19,420 to $21,520
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$17,490 to $27,490
Invoice* $18,721 to $20,745 $17,053 to $26,253
MPG - City 26 25 - 27
MPG - Hwy 34 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the Chevrolet Sonic, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Soul in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Soul requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Sonic, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Sonic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Soul. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Sonic carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Sonic is much slimmer than the Kia Soul, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Sonic is slightly shorter than the Kia Soul, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Sonic transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Soul.

Handling
The Chevrolet Sonic has about the same turning radius as the Kia Soul, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Sonic has less horsepower than the Kia Soul, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Sonic and the Kia Soul.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Sonic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Soul.