When it comes to finding small vehicles that can do big things, subcompact crossovers excel. Engineered to provide the capability of an SUV in a package that is easily parked in the narrowest of spots, these ambitious vehicles get you to work comfortably and confidently throughout the week while opening possibilities for major weekend fun with their extra cargo space and light-off-roading abilities.
Having catalyzed this class and now defining it, the Kia Soul enters its 11th year on the market with some major changes. Among them is a brand-new platform which sees the Kia Soul gain some cargo volume. Also new for 2020, the Kia Soul moves from three trim levels to seven – each with standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and plenty of pep courtesy of the now-standard 2.0L engine. Up against the 2020 Kia Soul is the Chevy Trax. Let’s see how they fare:
2020 Kia Soul
2019 Chevy Trax
|147 – 201 horsepower||Horsepower range||138 horsepower|
|Manual, IVT, 7-speed DCT||Transmission options||6-speed auto|
|41.1 inches/38.8 inches||Legroom (front/rear)||40.8 inches/35.7 inches|
|23.8 cubic feet||Cargo volume with all seats up||18.7 cubic feet|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
Looking at the chart above, it becomes abundantly clear that the 2020 Kia Soul is the superior vehicle of the two. While the 2019 Chevy Trax offers a fine vehicle with a one-size-fits-most mentality, the 2020 Kia Soul is nothing if not expressive, allowing you to choose between 2 engines, 3 transmissions and 7 trim levels.
With the 2020 Kia Soul, however, you don’t just get features which rival or beat that of the 2019 Chevy Trax, you also get a warranty that doubles the confidence you can invest in your small crossover. Not only will passengers be more comfortable with the extra legroom and cargo capacity, but you’ll find maximum security courtesy of Kia’s industry-best warranty.
Looking at legroom, cargo capacity and available performance reveals a vehicle built for the weekend but with plenty of weekday comfort and commuting sensibility.
At Friendly Kia, we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2020 Kia Soul. With Tampa Bay’s largest inventory of Kia Soul models, you’ll find one that undoubtedly matches your wants and needs in a small crossover. Don’t wait! Contact us today to see how the Kia Soul is the perfect vehicle.