When we compare the 2019 Kia Soul's and the 2019 Toyota RAV4's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Kia Soul has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for used cars. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Kia Soul's and the 2019 Toyota RAV4's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a better car than the 2019 Kia Soul.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Pricing
A used 2019 Kia Soul ranges from $11,980 to $19,998 while a used 2019 Toyota RAV4 is priced between $22,171 to $33,998.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 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 Toyota RAV4 loses 34.7 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Toyota RAV4 retains 1.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Kia Soul.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Soul is 8.1 out of 10 while the Toyota RAV4's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons and the Toyota RAV4 being ranked 3 out of 19 Best Small SUVs.
2019 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Soul is 7.6 out of 10. For the Toyota RAV4 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the Toyota RAV4 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Soul.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Kia Soul’s base engine makes 130 horsepower, and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 base engine makes 203 horsepower. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 426 miles. The RAV4 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. This gives the 2019 Toyota RAV4 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Kia Soul. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2019 Toyota RAV4, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2019 Kia Soul, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear leg room. The 2019 Kia Soul and 2019 Toyota RAV4 are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 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.