2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Kia Soul in a silver metallic room vs 2018 Toyota C-HR parked in front of a modern building

Compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, and many of them look so similar that you wouldn't be blamed for trying to unlock a vehicle that isn't even the same manufacturer as yours. One way to settle that issue is to find a vehicle that not only has an abundance of features and options but also has a unique design. While there aren't many of them, there are two vehicles that are both different and eye-catching. To determine which one is the best fit for you, it is suggested you compare them. When pitting the 2018 Kia Soul vs the 2018 Toyota C-HR, you're putting two of the most exciting compact crossovers against each other, head to head.

2018 Kia Soul


2018 Toyota C-HR

Three Engine Options One
201 hp Maximum Horsepower 144 hp
49.5 cu.ft. Maximum Cargo Volume 36.4 cu.ft.
101 cu.ft. Passenger Volume 84 cu.ft.

2018 Kia Soul Advantages

When it comes to options, the 2018 Kia Soul is chock-full of them. Not only are there all the design and interior options, but the 2018 Kia Soul also has three different engine options available for the three trim levels. On the Base trim level, there is a 1.6L four-cylinder engine that provides 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. With a step up to the 2018 Kia Soul +, there is a spike in performance with the 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The highest trim level, the ! has a 1.6L four-cylinder engine with turbocharger, which churns out 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the only engine on the 2018 Toyota C-HR is split between two trim levels. While the 2.0L four-cylinder, with 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque, is more powerful than the Base trim on the 2018 Kia Soul, it falters in comparison to the other two trims on the Kia Soul.

With a crossover vehicle, even a compact one, you expect there to be plenty of room on the inside for both passengers and cargo. The unique shape of the 2018 Kia Soul lends itself to providing plenty of interior space, with 101 cubic feet of overall passenger volume. Braking that number down leaves 39.6 inches of head room in the front, and 39.5 inches in the rear, and 40.9 inches of front-row leg room with 39.1 inches in the rear. While the 2018 Toyota C-HR has slightly more front leg room with 43.5 inches, it falls behind in all the other interior space categories, including overall volume, where there is only 84 cubic feet. However, the C-HR does provide slightly more cargo volume when all five seats are in use, with 19 cubic feet against the Kia Soul's 18.8 cubic feet. On the other hand, if you need to fold down the seats for bulkier items, you'll have much more room in the 2018 Kia Soul, where the interior cargo space expands to a maximum of 49.5 cubic feet.

Silver 2018 Kia Soul in a tunnel of metallic beams

Choosing the color for your 2018 Kia Soul

If you’re looking for a unique and fun new vehicle, there’s none better than the 2018 Kia Soul. With the boxy design and exciting color options, you can’t ask for a more exceptional vehicle if you’re looking to express yourself. When it comes to choosing a vehicle that reflects who you are, you need to be sure that there are plenty of options, which is why the 2018 Kia Soul, with eleven different color options, is such a great choice.

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