8 Alternatives to the 2017 Kia Soul

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If you’ve been paying attention to the growing number of compact and subcompact crossovers, you’ll know Kia’s Soul may not have established either category. However, it has done a huge amount (in both sales and exposure) to popularize those categories.

Although lacking available all-wheel drive (generally regarded as a prerequisite for a crossover to be – well – a crossover) the Soul’s upright stance, generous interior volume, and higher-than-a-sedan seating position have made it a go-to choice for a generation of buyers. And even though the Soul is offered in three distinct trim levels and powertrain choices (plus an EV), all are affordable – and none do to the buyer what so many in these segments conspire to do: take a $20,000 product and, with options, suddenly make it $30,000.

But even great products have compelling alternatives, and alternatives to Kia’s Soul are growing in number almost daily. Here are what we believe are viable options when considering a mid-level Kia Soul.