2019 Kia Soul Vs. 2018 Nissan Kicks

2019 kia soul and 2018 nissan kicks shown on split screen comparison image

With crossovers being a segment that has grown to eclipse both the SUVs and cars, of which they blend the best features, they've developed their own classes that allow you a range of capabilities and confidences. This variety lets you get the perfect vehicle based on your unique needs and wants. In a crossover, you can transport an entire family, all their stuff and 5,000 lbs. of trailer behind them. Or, you can transport two people in a subcompact vehicle that gets over 30 highway miles per gallon and can parallel park easily.

Today, we’re going to be talking about the small end of the spectrum, namely – the subcompact crossover. Having been on the market for ten years, the Kia Soul is an icon of this increasingly-popular class. It offers standard technology and a range of performance options that let you choose what you need. We’re comparing it to Nissan’s brand-new nameplate, the Kicks!

2019 Kia Soul


2018 Nissan Kicks

3 Engine options 1
130 horsepower – 201 horsepower Horsepower range 125 horsepower
Manual (6-speed), automatic (6-speed) or dual-clutch (7-speed) Transmission CVT
14.2 gallons Gas tank size 10.8 gallons
101 cubic feet Passenger volume 94 cubic feet
60.1 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 32.3 cubic feet
16-inch alloy Standard wheels 16-inch steel with plastic hubcap
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper limited warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$13,555 – Best Friendly Kia VIP Pricing* Starts at $17,990

Which Subcompact Crossover is the Best?

When it comes to figuring out the perfect subcompact crossover for you, it’s important to compare the vehicles based on their individual merits and advantages. Finding the perfect vehicle, after all, isn’t a one-size-fits-most endeavor.

Luckily, the 2019 Kia Soul offers you way more choices than the Kicks. With a range of engine and transmission combinations that dwarf the Kicks’ solitary engine and gearbox, you’re able to choose between a thrifty 130-horsepower base engine or a thrilling 201-horsepower, turbocharged engine that uses a 7-speed dual-clutch for optimal fuel efficiency.

At Friendly Kia, we have the best prices and the biggest inventory of the 2019 Kia Soul. You get to choose the model you want and explore the massive selection of available colors. Stop by today and see why we’re among the top-rated Kia dealerships in Florida and the only dealership in Tampa Bay that’s a member of the Kia President’s Club!

For more information or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. Final pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia.