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Classified as a subcompact crossover, the iconic Kia Soul stands out from the automotive crowd and has little in the way of competition. With fun-to-drive engine options, impressive fuel-economy numbers, an arsenal of standard features and a wealth of cargo space, the Kia Soul will go toe to toe with larger competitors. Explore the highlights of the Kia Soul in this 2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Toyota RAV4 comparison at Moritz Kia. An affordable price and head-turning style make the Kia Soul stand out and with three available trim levels - Soul, Soul+ and Soul! - the Kia crossover can be tailored to fit your specifications. Highlights of the Kia Soul spec sheet include a Kia UVO eServices infotainment system that implements a seven-inch touchscreen display, a rear camera display, Bluetooth connectivity and access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto applications. Toyota RAV4 editions are not available with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. When you opt for the top-of-the-line Kia Soul!, you receive leather interior, a Harman Kardon® sound system and more.
What Are the Differences Between the Kia Soul and Toyota RAV4?
Price and affordability are key elements of any automotive comparison and are a key factor in this 2017 Kia Soul vs 2017 Toyota RAV4 debate. With an affordable base MSRP of just $16,100, the 2017 Kia Soul will not break the bank. Toyota RAV4 editions start at $24,910 and incorporate a long list of standard features. Car shoppers who desire more amenities at an affordable price can opt for the top-of-the-line Kia Soul! that starts at $22,800. Even when fully loaded, the Kia Soul is the more affordable crossover in this comparison.
Available with three engine options that promise plenty of fun and efficient fuel-economy ratings, the 2017 Kia Soul stands out from the Toyota competition. Standard Kia Soul models are powered by a 130-horsepower 1.6-liter inline-4 engine that can be paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. With the automatic transmission, the Kia Soul will make 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Toyota RAV4 editions are available with a single powertrain - a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is married to a six-speed automatic transmission and makes an underwhelming 23 mpg in the city.
Are you looking for an upgrade in power and fuel economy? Kia Soul+ trim levels employ a 161-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that achieves 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. At the head of the Kia Soul class, you will find the Kia Soul! trim level and an all-new turbocharged powertrain that blends power and efficiency. Outfitted with a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-4 engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the Kia Soul! manufactures 201 horsepower. Even with exhilarating power at your disposal, you will achieve 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway when you get behind the wheel of the elite Kia Soul.
Get behind the wheel of the iconic 2017 Kia Soul today when you visit Moritz Kia!