2020 Kia Soul Vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

split screen image comparing 2020 Kia Soul Vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Small crossovers have taken over the market in a big way. The combination of versatility and car-like handling with the ease of parking a small wheelbase provides has given drivers everywhere a comfortable daily drive with room for extended fun on the weekend. Led by the Kia Soul’s introduction over ten years ago, the segment has grown to offer drivers everywhere a vehicle that falls in the “Goldilocks Zone” by offering something that is just right.

With the 2020 Kia Soul introducing the model’s third generation, it’s poised to continue the Soul’s trajectory of serving as an aspirational model for the rest of the automotive world. Today, we’re seeing if Subaru’s subcompact SUV, the Crosstrek, is able to pull some points away from the 2020 Kia Soul. Let’s find out.

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Subaru Crosstrek

30 combined MPG (IVT) Base fuel economy 25 combined MPG
FWD Drive layout AWD
7-inch color touchscreen Standard infotainment system 6.5-inch color touchscreen
38.8 inches Second-row legroom 36.5 inches
62.1 cubic feet Cargo space 55.3 cubic feet
6 speakers Base audio system 4 speakers
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
Top Safety Pick + IIHS safety rating Top Safety Pick +
$17,490 MSRP starts at $21,895

Massive Capability in a Parkable Crossover: It's What the Kia Soul Does Best

As you can see in the above chart, the Subaru Crosstrek puts forward a compelling SUV, but it’s not enough to overcome the staggering value of the 2020 Kia Soul.

With the 2020 Kia Soul, you’re getting a vehicle that is more fuel-efficient, has better standard and available infotainment on board offers a more comfortable ride to backseat passengers and has extended cargo space for all your weekend warrior gear.

You’re also getting a vehicle that’s backed by Kia’s industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile engine/powertrain warranty and starts at over $4,000 less than the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. While Subaru’s slogan may be all about love, we’ll tell you that $4000+ gives you a lot of room for stuff to love.

When it’s time to test-drive, lease or purchase your 2020 Kia Soul, come see us here at Friendly Kia. We have Tampa Bay’s largest selection of new Kia Soul models and some of the best pricing in the South. We also enjoy status as the only Tampa Bay dealership to have been welcomed into the Kia Motors America President’s Club, signifying our ceaseless focus on driver satisfaction.

For more information on the 2020 Kia Soul or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!