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2021 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2021 Kia
Soul

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2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$17,590 to $27,650
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $17,151 to $26,406 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 25 - 29 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 47 - 53
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the Toyota Prius. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Soul, drivers may find the Toyota Prius a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Toyota Prius requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Kia Soul, 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). Based on MSRP, the Kia Soul is clearly a better financial choice over the Toyota Prius. 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 Kia Soul is much higher than that for the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Soul, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Prius.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Soul has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Soul and the Toyota Prius. The Kia Soul has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Prius.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Soul than that of the Toyota Prius.