2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Kia Sportage
2020 Kia Soul 2020 Kia Sportage


2.0L I-4 2.4L I-4


147 181

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/31 * 22/26 *

2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Kia Sportage

Serving Wesley Chapel, FL

With Kia’s exceptional reputation for delivering style and value in each vehicle that it produces, it makes sense to narrow your SUV search to our options at Fuccillo Kia of Wesley Chapel. The 2020 Kia Soul is a subcompact crossover SUV that introduces the line’s third generation. It is commonly compared to the 2020 Kia Sportage. The Sportage is a fourth-generation compact crossover SUV. These are only some of their many differences that you should be aware of before you pick out the perfect SUV for your needs from our selection.


The Kia Soul is the more affordable of these two vehicles, and it is available in six trims. The lower trims are offered with a 2.0-liter, inline-4 gas engine with manual or intelligent variable transmission, and they provide you with 147 horsepower. The top Soul trim for 2020 is outfitted with 1.6-liter, turbo inline-4 engine, and 6-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. This design delivers 201 horsepower. In comparison, the 2020 Kia Sportage is available in four trims. A 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine is loaded into the three lower trims, and it provides you with 181 horsepower. The top Sportage trim comes with a 2.0-liter, turbo 4-cylinder engine that gives you 237 horsepower. All Sportage trims are outfitted with a 6-speed auto transmission featuring a sports mode and overdrive.


The differences between these two vehicles continue throughout their exterior design. The Soul has a recognizable, boxy profile that gives it a modern look. The front end features a thin, elongated grille that flows directly into squinting LED headlights. A beefy lower fascia and sporty wheels add an extra touch of individuality. In comparison, the Sportage has a rounded appearance with a sharp angle throughout the defined hood. The large headlights angle backward over the front fenders and the bow-style grille design sits atop a linear lower fascia.


While the Soul and the Sportage have numerous differences throughout their powertrain designs and appearances, they carry many similar functions throughout the interior. Depending on which of the trims you take home for the Sportage or the Soul, your SUV may come with power-adjusting front seats, USB ports, a color display screen, smartphone app integration, a cluster ionizer with the dual-zone auto climate control system, a standard or Harman Kardon sound system, LED interior lighting, a heated steering wheel with functional controls and many other features. On a trim-by-trim comparison, you may notice that the Sportage has a few additional standard features than the Soul.

At Fuccillo Kia of Wesley Chapel, we are excited about all that these two SUVs offer, and our sales associates are eager to help you finish your comparison with a few test drive experiences. If you are ready to check out these two vehicles in person, stop by our reputable auto dealership soon.

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