We have two vehicles here that are known for their versatility and fun: The 2017 Kia Soul and the 2017 Hyundai Veloster. The 2017 Soul has been on the lot for a few months and has a solid head start on the 2017 Veloster, which as of early 2017 had not yet arrived on dealer lots, but it will be in stock on lots by spring.
Chalk it up to nerves on Hyundai's part, perhaps, because the 2017 Soul is improved from its previous model year, with a revamped front fascia and an all-new turbocharged engine in its top-line Exclaim (!) trim level that allows the Soul to top out at 201 horsepower, making it the equal of the 2017 Veloster. But while the Veloster has a hatchback with access to 34.7 cubic feet of cargo, the 2017 Soul's hatch is an entrance into an SUV-like cargo area, with 61.3 cubic feet that are yours to fill.
|2017 Kia Soul||Vs.||2017 Hyundai Veloster|
|101.0||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||89.8|
|61.3||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||34.7|
|Yes||U.S. News & World Report "Best Compact Car for the Money"?||No|
|Yes||Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs for 2017?||No|
|Yes||NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating?||Yes|
The 2017 Kia Soul has cleaned up with some major awards for 2017, such as U.S. News & World Report's "Best Compact Car for the Money," and Car and Driver's 10Best Trucks and SUVs list for the Subcompact SUV class. The 2017 Veloster doesn't share these distinctions, although it did do well with safety testing and was given a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the NHTSA, as did the 2017 Soul.
Before we go, not only does the 2017 Kia Soul have superiority in cargo room and awards, it also has significantly more room for passengers, with 101 cubic feet, to the 2017 Veloster's paltry 89.8. Take a seat in the Soul and stretch out, and then stick around for its available speaker mood lights and available voice-command navigation. We carry the Kia Soul with pride at Boucher Kia of Racine, located at 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive for the 2017 Kia Soul.