When we compare the Toyota Camry's and the Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The Kia Soul has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Camry's and the Kia Soul's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Soul Pricing
A used 2023 Toyota Camry ranges from $26,357 to $39,348 while a used 2023 Kia Soul is priced between $19,999 to $27,137. For a new model, the Toyota Camry's price is between $27,841 and $39,859, with the Kia Soul priced between $21,006 and $27,767.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Soul Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Camry loses 40.7 percent of its value and the Kia Soul loses 35.9 percent of its value. This means the Kia Soul retains 4.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Camry.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Soul Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Camry is 9.0 out of 10 while the Kia Soul's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons.
Toyota Camry vs. Kia Soul Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Toyota Camry is 9.0 out of 10. For the Kia Soul the reliability rating is 7.6 out of 10. This gives the Toyota Camry an advantage in reliability compared to the Kia Soul.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Camry’s base engine makes 203 horsepower, and the Kia Soul base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Camry is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 616 miles. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 472 miles. This gives the Toyota Camry the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Kia Soul. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Kia Soul, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Toyota Camry, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Camry has higher safety ratings than the Kia Soul, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.14 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Camry has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.