2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Kia Soul
The Kia Soul is the most iconic vehicle in the automaker’s lineup available at dealerships like Classic Kia Carrollton. Its unique shape is not only instantly recognizable, but the Soul also delivers the kind of capabilities that allow it to compete with a few different classes in the automotive industry. For the new model year, Kia has redesigned the new Soul to feature the automaker’s new platform architecture that retains its world-famous silhouette. A comparison of the 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Kia Soul will help Classic Kia Carrollton customers see just how far the new wagon/crossover SUV has come for the upcoming model year. Kia has upgraded the standard powertrain for the 2020 Soul as well as made several new technologies available on two new trim grades. Customers can see both Soul models today by calling 866-559-8140 to make an appointment.
Particularly sharp-eyed Classic Kia Carrollton customers may notice a few physical differences between the 2020 Kia Soul and its 2019 predecessor. The new model is 2.2 inches longer and its wheelbase has been extended by an addition 1.2 inches. On the inside, the biggest change made to the 2020 Kia Soul is its interior cargo volume. When the rear seats of the 2020 Soul are deployed for passengers, it offers 23.8 cubic-feet of cargo volume, an increase of 5 cubic-feet over the previous generation. The cargo space expansion is also reflected when the interior of the 2020 Soul is configured for maximum hauling capacity. Potential owners of the 2020 Kia Soul can use up to 62.1 cubic-feet. Technology will also be a centerpiece of the 2020 Kia Soul. Both model years feature smartphone integration, but the 2020 Soul adds a larger touchscreen as well as an available color heads-up display.
2020 Kia Soul
2019 Kia Soul
|2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||1.6-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Six-speed manual||Transmission||Six-speed manual|
|62.1 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Space||61 cu.-ft.|
Most trims of the 2020 Kia Soul will employ a naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that can be attached to one of several transmissions – depending on which trim grade is taken home. Each version of the new Kia Soul using this engine will make 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. The base engine for the 2019 Kia Soul uses a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder and produces 130 horsepower. The new top-of-the-line GT-Line trim is powered by a turbocharged, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It will produce 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.