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Toyota Prius vs. Kia Soul

In comparing the Toyota Prius to the Kia Soul, the Toyota Prius has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. 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, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius versus the Kia Soul, the Kia Soul is a better car than the Toyota Prius.

Toyota Prius versus Kia Soul Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Prius ranges from $23,900 to $35,866 while a used Kia Soul from the same model year range is priced between $14,500 to $22,903. For a new model, the Toyota Prius's price is between $26,672 and $36,076, with the Kia Soul priced between $21,219 and $28,515.

Toyota Prius versus Kia Soul Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Prius is 9.1 out of 10 while the Kia Soul's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Prius being ranked 1 out of 23 Best Hybrid Cars and the Kia Soul being ranked 2 out of 5 Best Wagons.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Prius’s base engine makes 121 horsepower, and the Kia Soul base engine makes 147 horsepower. The Prius is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 565 miles. The Soul is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 472 miles. 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, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Toyota Prius, a hybrid compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room trunk space.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Prius has higher safety ratings than the Kia Soul, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.38 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Kia Soul has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2022 Toyota Prius

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,672 - $36,076

Used Asking Price:

$23,900 - $35,866

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,219 - $28,515

Used Asking Price:

$14,500 - $22,903

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

35.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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7 / 23

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 5
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4 / 5

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Wagon

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

L Eco, LE, XLE, Limited, Nightshade, LE AWD-e, XLE AWD-e, Nightshade AWD-e

Trim Levels

LX, S, EX, GT-Line

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.38 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

121 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.040 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

54 / 50 / 52

Range (city/hwy):

610 / 565 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 33 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 472 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53 inches

Cargo Space:

27.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

120.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.7 inches

Cargo Space:

24.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

62.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 3rd-row seat folded down:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

120.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3010 lbs

Width:

69.3 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

180 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2888 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

63 inches

Length:

165.2 inches

Wheelbase:

102.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

15.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P195/65R15

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P205/60R16