2020 Kia Soul vs. 2019 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Kia Soul
2020 Kia Soul 2019 Kia Soul


2.0L I4 1.6L I4


147hp 130hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/31 * 24/30 *

2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Kia Soul

Serving Woodstock, GA

The Kia Soul is a popular subcompact crossover sport utility vehicle that has been in production since 2008. The Soul garnered everyone’s attention when it was first released due to its unique design, but it also quickly built a reputation as one of the best vehicles in its category. Despite being the best selling subcompact SUV on the market, Kia still decided to update the Soul ahead of the 2020 model year. These updates have improved several aspects of an already excellent crossover sport utility vehicle.


The Kia Soul has received a complete transformation under the hood. The 2019 Soul had a 1.6-liter I-4 engine that delivered 130 horsepower and 118 ft-lbs of torque. It also came equipped with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The latest version of the Soul features a 2.0-liter I-4 engine that offers 147 horsepower and 132 ft-lbs of torque. It also features a new continuously variable transmission. The new shiftless transmission helps the 2020 Kia Soul offer a fuel economy of approximately 30 miles per gallon. You will only be able to drive 27 miles per gallon of gas in the 2019 model.


The Soul is easily one of the most unique-looking vehicles on the market, so Kia has not made a lot of changes to the exterior of the subcompact SUV. The 2020 Soul is now just over two inches longer than the previous versions of the vehicle. This extra length helps provide a sportier appearance to the car while also giving the passengers a little extra legroom. The headlights have also been revamped. The new Soul now features slim headlights that help accent the sportier design of the subcompact SUV. These slight changes help improve the look of the 2020 Kia Soul without altering the unique design that makes the vehicle special.


Kia has never been afraid to give their customers a lot of fantastic tech features at an affordable price, and that trend continues into the 2020 model year. The 2019 Soul had several features that customers loved, including the lane-keeping assistance, six premium audio speakers, Bluetooth compatibility, and low tire pressure warning system. All of these great features are still offered in the 2020 Soul. The new Soul also has a few new exclusive features including a heads-up driving display, wireless phone charging, and a larger 10.5-inch infotainment touchscreen.

If you have ever been interested in owning a Kia Soul, then this is the time to buy one. While the subcompact sport utility vehicle has always been great, it is now better than ever. Make sure to contact our dealership to learn more information about the new 2020 Kia Soul. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer your questions.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.