10 Alternatives to the 2019 Kia Soul

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10 Kia Soul Competitors to Consider

The 2019 Kia Soul is one of the best compact cars out there. It combines the maneuverability and composed ride of a car with the boxy shape and cargo space of an SUV. We even named it the 2019 Best Compact Car for the Money for its high quality, low price (it starts at $16,490), and low cost of ownership. It has a longer warranty than most of the competition, and J.D. Power gave it a predicted reliability score of 4.5 out of five, which among the best in the class. It also received very high marks in crash tests.

It’s not a perfect vehicle, though. For starters, that rounded cube design is not for everyone. The base engine is weak, and the fuel economy estimates of 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway are low for the class. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available but not standard, and a rearview camera is the only standard driver assistance feature.

We found 10 options for someone cross-shopping the 2019 Kia Soul. There are a few small SUVs that have more room, more features, or more off-road capabilities. We also found small cars that might meet the needs of urban commuters. If you’re looking for more infotainment or safety features, or better fuel economy, we found options that check those boxes too. We even found a few vehicles that give the Soul a run for its money in the styling department.

(As new information becomes available, we update our rankings. The scores mentioned in this slideshow might not match exactly the most up-to-date scores in the reviews for each vehicle.)

Check out the following pages to see some of the best alternatives to the Kia Soul.

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