2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Fiat 500L

Has a hamster ever steered you wrong? Pretty unlikely, right? We thought so, and the Kia Soul hamsters are on point again with their endorsement of the fun and fancy-free 2016 Kia Soul. However, they are running up against some competition in the multi-purpose vehicle category with the 2016 Fiat 500L, another vehicle with plenty of cargo room and nice features on the inside. We'll compare their engine performance, safety features and warranty, among other things, to find the ideal multi-purpose vehicle for you.

The 2016 Soul has been recognized for its safety pretty much since it first rolled off the assembly line, with seven straight IIHS Top Safety Picks, while the 2016 Fiat 500L does not share this history of being recognized as one of the most crash-resistant vehicles in its class like the 2016 Soul is. Take the whole family or your closest friends on a road trip and enjoy this safety, as well as the 2016 Soul's spacious 101 cubic feet for passengers, which exceeds the 2016 500L's 98.8 cubic feet.

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2016 Kia Soul Vs. 2016 Fiat 500L
$10,420 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price Starts at $16,999 (The Competition)
24, 31 MPG (city, highway): 6-speed automatic 22, 30
164 Top HP 160
101.0 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 98.8
Yes Available Mood Lights? No
Yes Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle - 2016 J.D. Power IQS?* No
Five years or 60,000 miles Warranty Coverage, Bumper-to-Bumper Four years or 50,000 miles

Time to Bring More Soul to the World, Starting in Tampa Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

Excited about the Kia Soul yet? Then check this out - the 2016 Soul is available for less than $11,000 with the Friendly Kia VIP price, while the 2016 Fiat 500L starts around $17,000 at competitor dealerships. And the 2016 Soul can reach 164 horsepower in its Plus (+) and Exclaim (!) trims, while the 2016 Fiat 500L tops out at 160. If you like the security of a vehicle that is covered if an issue crops up mechanically, then you'll also like the 2016 Soul's five year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage, a year longer and 10,000 miles more than the 2016 Fiat 500L gives you.

The 2016 Soul is so superior to the 2016 500L we almost forgot to mention the Soul has fun features like available speaker mood lights, and fun colors like Solar Yellow or Inferno Red – which perfectly accentuate its world-famous boxy design. The good news is, we have the 2016 Kia Soul at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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*Disclaimer: The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact MPVs in the J.D. Power 2015-2016 Initial Quality Study. 2016 study based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

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