When comparing the 2019 Kia Soul's and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Kia Soul's and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Soul is a better car than the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing
A used 2019 Kia Soul ranges from $11,980 to $19,998 while a used 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is priced between $19,248 to $28,499.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek loses 30.2 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek retains 5.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Kia Soul.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Soul is 8.1 out of 10 while the Subaru Crosstrek's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons and the Subaru Crosstrek being ranked 7 out of 20 Best Subcompact SUVs.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Soul is 7.6 out of 10. For the Subaru Crosstrek the reliability rating is 5.6 out of 10. This gives the Kia Soul an advantage in reliability compared to the Subaru Crosstrek.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Kia Soul’s base engine makes 130 horsepower, and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek base engine makes 152 horsepower. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 426 miles. The Crosstrek is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles.This gives the 2019 Kia Soul the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2019 Kia Soul, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek has higher safety ratings than the 2019 Kia Soul, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.14 out of 5 Stars.