2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Toyota Prius c: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Toyota Prius c Review

New 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia
Soul

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New 2019 Toyota Prius c

2019 Toyota
Prius c

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MSRP*
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$17,490 to $27,490
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$21,530 to $22,955
Invoice* $17,053 to $26,253 $20,454 to $21,369
MPG - City 25 - 27 48
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 N/A
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** **** ****
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
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 c. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Kia Soul and the Toyota Prius c in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Soul will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Prius c, 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). Whether you pick the Kia Soul or the Toyota Prius c, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 c.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Soul is much wider than the Toyota Prius c, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Soul, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Prius c.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Kia Soul does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius c.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius c, making it much more difficult to maneuver 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 c. 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 c.

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