We know what you're thinking: Why are we comparing a multi-purpose vehicle with a hybrid, as is the case with the 2016 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid? For starters, they're both hatchbacks, and they both offer a unique driving experience. The 2016 Soul has the famous "hamster box" look that underscores your vitality and sense of fun even as its low stature makes it easy to get in and out of, while the 2016 Ford C-Max has a more standard design, especially considering it's a fuel-efficient hybrid. And whatever benefits you might think the 2016 C-Max gives you in fuel economy, consider the starting price for the vehicles: We have the 2016 Soul at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price for less than $12,000 while you're paying nearly $20,000 for the 2016 C-Max with the competition.
The 2016 Kia Soul is the "less is more" vehicle, as this lower price is paired with superior features like more cargo room than the 2016 C-Max has. The Soul has nearly 20 percent more room to stow your bags in the back, for example, with 61.3 cubic feet of cargo room while the 2016 C-Max checks in at 52.6. You also get more passenger room in the 2016 Soul, with 101 cubic feet and available Nappa Leather in the Exclaim (!) trim level, while the 2016 C-Max has 99.7 cubic feet. Your information hub for more about the Kia Soul's features, specs and awards
|2016 Kia Soul||Vs.||2016 Ford C-Max|
|$11,670 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$19,840 (The Competition)|
|164||Top HP||141 net (118 gas engine, 35 kW from battery)|
|101||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||99.7|
|61.3||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||52.6|
|Yes||Edmunds.com Top 10 Family Vehicles for 2016?||No|
|Yes||U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Cars for Families list?||No|
|Yes||Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality?||No|
More size, more cargo room, a lower asking price – these are the advantages the 2016 Kia Soul brings to the table. But it also has more power than the C-Max with 164 HP in the Exclaim trim level, and the 2016 Soul has an industry-leading warranty that will keep you cool and collected no matter the issue with your vehicle, thanks to 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain coverage and five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage. Though the issues are few and far between with the 2016 Soul, as it was recently named "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2016 Initial Quality Study. Not to mention the numerous awards the 2016 Soul has won: U.S News & World Report's 2016 Best Cars for Families list, to name but one of many.
So if you're looking to save thousands and enjoy a more stylish and comfortable hatchback, then the 2016 Soul is perfect for your needs. We have the 2016 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 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.