In the field of subcompact crossovers, you get a magic combination of versatility, safety, agility and efficiency. They really are the perfect car for drivers who enjoy experiencing a technology-filled ride on their commutes to work and then really getting away on the weekends all without paying dearly at the gas pump to do so. This relatively-new class has seen plenty of models enter the field of competition, but nothing quite matches the style and personality of the Kia Soul.
Entering its tenth year, the Kia Soul has always stood for value. The Kia Soul is a product of refusing to accept the status quo and throwing out ideas like “Small cars can’t be fun,” “If a vehicle is affordable, there must be some trade off,” or “Subcompact crossovers have to look like a dog doing its business in the backyard.” Kia says no to all of these. Up against the 2019 Kia Soul is another boxy subcompact from Jeep, the Renegade. Let’s see how they do!
2019 Kia Soul
2019 Jeep Renegade
|3||Engine options||1 currently (1.3L 4-cylinder)|
|3 – manual, auto, dual-clutch||Transmission options||1 - automatic|
|60.1 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||50.8 cubic feet|
|Yes – Four years running||J.D. Power Initial Quality Study mass-market reliability leader?||No|
|5 years / 60,000 miles||Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty||3 years / 36,000 miles|
|$13,555 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing*||Starts at||$27,145 (Trailhawk 4x4)|
Although we have no doubt that Jeep will release information on more 2019 Jeep Renegade models, what we’ve seen so far is a vehicle that is interesting and sporty but can’t quite match the versatility and variance of the 2019 Kia Soul.
The 2019 Kia Soul’s appeal to utility begins by offering three engines and three transmissions, letting you select the kind of drive you want. Once inside, you’ll notice an interior that is uncommonly-crafted in the subcompact crossover class.
Beyond simply the vehicle itself, you’re buying a reliability leader and a vehicle that includes a bumper-to-bumper warranty almost double that of Jeep.
Finally, though we’re sure to see more models introduced at a lower price point, the 2019 Kia Soul is just so affordable and especially when you buy from Tampa Bay’s top Kia dealership, Friendly Kia. We have the largest inventory and enjoy some of the best ratings in the area from reputable sites like DealerRater, Yelp! And Google.
For more information on the 2019 Kia Soul 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. All pricing is at the final discretion of Friendly Kia and subject to change without warning or notice. Current pricing is available by contacting Friendly Kia.