When we compare the Kia Soul's and the Chevrolet Spark's specifications and ratings, the Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Chevrolet Spark has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Kia Soul's and the Chevrolet Spark's specifications and ratings, the Kia Soul is a better car than the Chevrolet Spark.
Kia Soul vs. Chevrolet Spark Pricing
A used 2022 Kia Soul ranges from $16,486 to $25,078 while a used 2022 Chevrolet Spark is priced between $14,894 to $20,997.
Kia Soul vs. Chevrolet Spark Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value and the Chevrolet Spark loses 38 percent of its value. This means the Kia Soul retains 2.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Chevrolet Spark.
Kia Soul vs. Chevrolet Spark Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Kia Soul is 8.1 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Spark's quality rating is 7.7 out of 10. This results in the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons and the Chevrolet Spark being ranked 9 out of 17 Best Subcompact Cars.
Kia Soul vs. Chevrolet Spark Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Kia Soul is 7.6 out of 10. For the Chevrolet Spark the reliability rating is 7.1 out of 10. This gives the Kia Soul a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Chevrolet Spark.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Kia Soul’s base engine makes 147 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Spark base engine makes 98 horsepower. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 472 miles. The Spark is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 342 miles.This gives the Chevrolet Spark the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Kia Soul the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are subcompact cars, the Kia Soul has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Chevrolet Spark has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Kia Soul has an average safety rating of 4.14 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.