Do you want a versatile crossover vehicle with room for five to sit comfortably, more than 200 horsepower at peak levels and room for more than 60 cubic feet for cargo, or do you want a watered-down version of a crossover, and one which gives you less but asks for more money from you?
If you answered yes to the first proposition, then you're looking at the 2018 Kia Soul, which features great base fuel economy with 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, as well as up to 201 horsepower and a spacious 101 cubic feet for passengers in the interior. The 2018 Toyota C-HR, a new compact crossover, has a diamond-inspired design that is striking but not as unique as the 2018 Soul's boxy look, while checking in at 144 HP for both of its trims and only 36.4 cubic feet for cargo, a significant reduction from the 2018 Soul. It also has a lot less space for your passengers, with 83.8 cubic feet of room.
2018 Kia Soul
2018 Toyota C-HR
|$19,450 for top-line Exclaim (!) trim (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$23,740 for base trim (The Competition)|
|61.3||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||36.4|
|Yes||Available Apple CarPlay?||No|
|Yes||Available Android Auto?||No|
|Yes||"Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in 2017 Initial Quality Study?||No|
|101||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||83.8|
|10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper|
The 2018 Kia Soul is ferocious with its new turbo-charged engine in the top-line Exclaim trim, with a roaring 201 HP, and it has cool features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible smartphones, none of which the 2018 C-HR can hold a candle to. It does not come with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and it also will run you more than $23,000 at competing lots for the base trim level, while the 2018 Soul is available for less than $20,000 for the top-line Exclaim trim at Tampa-area Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, and you get a lot more performance and value for your money as well.
The choice among these crossovers is clear – if you want a more fun vehicle, with more room for passengers and cargo, at a lower price, then you go with the Kia Soul! We carry the Soul on the lot 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. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. 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.