When we compare the 2021 Kia Soul's and the 2021 Nissan Kicks's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The 2021 Nissan Kicks has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Kia Soul's and the 2021 Nissan Kicks's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Kia Soul is a better car than the 2021 Nissan Kicks.
2021 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Nissan Kicks Pricing
A used 2021 Kia Soul ranges from $15,799 to $23,600 while a used 2021 Nissan Kicks is priced between $16,947 to $24,999.
2021 Kia Soul vs. 2021 Nissan Kicks Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value and the 2021 Nissan Kicks loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Kia Soul retains 8.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Nissan Kicks.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Kia Soul’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the 2021 Nissan Kicks base engine makes 122 horsepower. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 443 miles. The Kicks is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 389 miles.This gives the 2021 Nissan Kicks the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Kia Soul the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Kia Soul, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2021 Nissan Kicks, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2021 Kia Soul has higher safety ratings than the 2021 Nissan Kicks, with an average rating of 4.14 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.