2019 Kia Soul Vs. Toyota C-HR

2019 Kia soul and 2018 toyota c-hr shown on split screen

Whether you’re a young individual looking for the perfect car to move around the city, or a small family that wants efficiency and agility in a vehicle without sacrificing safety and space, subcompact crossovers deliver. These small SUVs allow you to take advantage of the best features of a larger vehicle while maintaining a manageable footprint that can be parked easily and gets good gas mileage. Because these vehicles are perfect for expressive people, they tend to be infused with personality themselves.

Perhaps there is no better example of personality in a vehicle than the 2019 Kia Soul. Bringing together storage space, a unique and iconic form factor and tons of standard technology, the Soul is a high-value model that aims to supply drivers with a fun and quirk option that’s as versatile as it is convenient. Going up against the 2019 Kia Soul is Toyota’s interesting-looking C-HR subcompact crossover. Let’s see who pulls out the victory!

2019 Kia Soul


2018 Toyota C-HR

3 Engine options 1
201 horsepower Maximum horsepower 144 horsepower
Yes/Yes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible Yes/No
39.1 inches Second-row legroom 31.7 inches
61.3 cubic feet Maximum cargo volume 36.4 cubic feet
Yes – four years running J.D. Power Initial Quality mass-market leader? No
5 years/60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$14,055 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* Starts at $20,945

Get Soul-ed Out for Kia's Brilliant Crossover!

Ignoring the difference in styling between the two, we’d like to focus on the concrete ways that the 2019 Kia Soul is superior to the 2018 Toyota C-HR. Among them, are its versatility, value and interior space. With the 2019 Kia Soul, you get to choose the engine you want – a thrifty, 130-horsepower base model, a 161-horsepower mid-range monster or 201-horsepower thrill-ride.

With the low starting price of the 2019 Kia Soul, you can upgrade to the higher trim levels and still pay less than you will for the C-HR’s base model.

Inside is a completely different ballgame between the two. The C-HR’s paltry 31.7 inches of second-row legroom make it an impossible vehicle for anybody with rear-seat passengers over the age of four. The difference in maximum cargo volume sees the 2019 Kia Soul gain almost a 100% advantage over the C-HR for space.

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