2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf Review

New 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia
Soul

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New 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*
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$17,490 to $27,490
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$23,195
Invoice* $17,053 to $26,253 $22,267
MPG - City 25 - 27 28
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Volkswagen Golf. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf, the Kia Soul may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Soul as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Kia Soul will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf.

Dimensions
The Kia Soul is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. When looking at overall length, the Kia Soul takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
The Kia Soul has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Kia Soul has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Kia Soul and the Volkswagen Golf.

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

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