2019 FIAT 500 vs. 2020 Kia Soul: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 FIAT 500 vs. 2020 Kia Soul Review

New 2019 FIAT 500

2019 FIAT

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New 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia

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$16,495 to $20,745
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$17,490 to $27,490
Invoice* $16,333 to $20,306 $17,053 to $26,253
MPG - City 24 - 28 25 - 27
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the FIAT 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500, drivers may find the Kia Soul a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

With the Kia Soul you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 FIAT 500 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 Destination Charge for the FIAT 500 is much higher than that for the Kia Soul.

Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Kia Soul, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Soul.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Soul.

The FIAT 500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Kia Soul, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The FIAT 500 has less horsepower than the Kia Soul, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

The FIAT 500 has less seating than the Kia Soul, making the Kia Soul the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

The basic warranty of the FIAT 500 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Soul.