The Kia Soul is hard to describe. It looks like an SUV, but it doesn’t come with all-wheel drive. It drives like a fun little four-door hatchback, but it’s much more than a subcompact car. The best way to describe the Soul is that it’s an affordable crossover suv for urban and suburban living.
You can buy a 2018 Kia Soul for as low as $16,200, and you’ll get a great little carryall that will get you, your friends, and up to 49.5 cubic feet of stuff where you’re going. The smart move is to buy the Soul at the mid-grade “+” or the top “!” trim levels, where you’ll enjoy a more powerful engine and better interior comfort. But before you lay your money down, here are 10 competitors you’ll want to cross-shop.