The Kia Soul continues to be a top member of the Kia lineup as this boxy compact effortlessly sells itself among Tampa Bay shoppers. The Soul is a key competitor among the subcompact crossover segment of the market and with its easy blend of SUV practicality and small-car convenience, the Kia Soul is an ideal match for any kind of driver.
After receiving a platform update last year, the 2021 Kia Soul is back with a few notable updates and six model options to choose from – LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, and Turbo. In this comparison guide, we are putting the Kia brand’s iconic 2021 Kia Soul head-to-head with the Ford brand’s 2021 Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover. See how the two duel it out below.
2021 Kia Soul
2021 Ford EcoSport
|2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
||1.0-liter EcoBoost® I-4
|25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg
||Base Fuel Economy
||27 city/29 highway/28 combined mpg
||4.2-inch LCD display
||Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™||Trim-specific availability
|24.2 cubic feet/62.1 cubic feet
||Cargo Space||20.9 cubic feet/50 cubic feet|
|10 years/100,000 miles
||5 years/60,000 miles|
Everything about the Kia Soul reigns supreme over the 2021 Ford EcoSport other than the base city fuel economy, and even that is nearly insignificant.
The 2021 Kia Soul delivers 24 horsepower more than the EcoSport with the Kia crossover's base 147-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The available 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine in the Soul Turbo delivers an eye-popping 201 horsepower in total, blowing away the available 166 horsepower in select EcoSport models.
Shoppers looking for a high-tech driving experience will find everything in the 2021 Kia Soul, even the base models. The Soul comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment center with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ included. The base Ford EcoSport is fitted with a 4.2-inch LCD audio screen with no smartphone connection capabilities.
When choosing between the 2021 Kia Soul and the 2021 Ford EcoSport, choosing the Soul is the clear answer every time. Get started on your search for a new Soul here at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.