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2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Toyota C-HR

Do you like having fun while you’re behind the wheel, with tech options and handling that come effortlessly whether you pick up friends for carpooling, hunker down for a road trip, or drive to the store with family? Then you’ll want to check out the 2018 Kia Soul, a multi-purpose vehicle with plenty of room for bags in back, an exceptional color palette, a striking boxy design, and more performance than you dared dream. In the other corner is the first-ever 2018 Toyota C-HR, also known as “Coupe High Rider,” which is a compact crossover with nice fuel economy, a diamond-styled design and better than average cargo room in back. However, these qualities suffer in comparison to the 2018 Kia Soul's features.

To start, the 2018 Kia Soul comes with a turbo-charged engine in its top-line Exclaim (!) trim level with 201 horsepower, which makes the road quiver and makes lane changes easier than before with this crossover. The 2018 C-HR only manages 144 HP in both of its trim options. The C-HR may have 36.4 cubic feet for cargo, but the 2018 Soul has an SUV-like 61.3 cubic feet for your bags and boxes.

2018 Kia Soul


2018 Toyota C-HR

130 to 201 Horsepower 144 
61.3 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 36.4 
101 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 83.8 
Yes Available Apple CarPlay? No 
11 Paint Color Options
8 Top Touchscreen Size (inches)
Yes Consumer Guide "2017 Best Buys"? No 
Yes U.S. News & World Report's "2017 Best Cars for Families" list? No 

Seek the Fun-Loving, Versatile Kia Soul in Racine WI

The 2018 Kia Soul also comes with superior technology to competitors like the 2018 Toyota C-HR, with its UVO eServices, and available voice-command navigation with an 8-inch screen. The 2018 C-HR tops out at a 7-inch screen, and also does not come with compatibility with Apple CarPlay, which the Kia Soul and the Kia line in general, can sync up with.

Finally, take a look at the awards case for the Kia Soul in recent months: For the 2017 model year, the Soul was named "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2017 Initial Quality Study, as well as Parents Magazine and Edmunds "10 Best Family Cars of 2017," to name but a few of the honors the Soul achieved, while the 2018 C-HR is still getting its feet wet and not racking up praise and awards like the Kia Soul is accustomed to.

If you want a crossover with superior power, tech features and cargo room, as well as more choices among exterior paint colors, then the choice is simple: The 2018 Kia Soul. We can set you up with a test drive on the lot at Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, though we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information regarding 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.