Model Compare

Comparing the "2019 Volkswagen Golf" and "2019 Kia Soul"

Overview

MSRP

$21,845

$16,490

MPG (Combined)

32

27

Engine

147-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)

130-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)

Transmission

6-speed manual w/OD ,

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual ,

6-speed manual w/OD

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Seats

5

5

Consumer Rating

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Pricing

List Price

$22,740

$17,485

MSRP

$21,845

$16,490

Invoice Price

$20,971

$16,078

Destination Charge

$895

$995

Fuel Economy

Combined MPG

32

27

City MPG

29

26

Highway MPG

37

31

Convenience

Cruise Control

Standard

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Not available

Not available

Compass

Standard

Available

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Driver and passenger

Driver and passenger

Steering Wheel Material

Leather

Urethane

Gear Shift Knob Trim

Leather

Urethane

Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Standard

Standard

Clock

In-dash

In-radio display

12-Volt DC Power Outlet

3

2

Retained Accessory Power

Standard

Standard

Dome Light

Fade

Fade

Glovebox Light

Standard

Standard

Map Light

Front & rear

Front

Cargo Light

Standard

Standard

Cupholders

Front and rear

Front and rear

Programmable Garage-Door Opener

Available

Available

Voice Recorder

Not available

Not available

Tire Mobility Kit

Not available

Standard

Rearview Mirror

Day-night

Day-night

Rear Window Defogger

Standard

Standard

Floor Mats

Carpeted front & rear

Available: Carpeted front & rear

USB Ports

Not available

Not available

Hands Free Auto-Opening Liftgate/Trunk

Not available

Not available

Proximity Key

Not available

Not available

Specifications

Length

167.6 "

163.0 "

Wheelbase

103.8 "

101.2 "

Front Track

61.0 "

62.0 "

Rear Track

59.8 "

62.5 "

Width

70.8 "

70.9 "

Turning Radius

17.9 '

17.4 '

Height

58.2 "

63.5 "

Horsepower

147 @ 5,000 rpm

130 @ 6,300 rpm

Torque

184 @ 1,400 rpm

118 @ 4,850 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

13.2 gal.

14.2 gal.

Bore and Stroke

2.93 / 3.15 "

3.03 / 3.36 "

Drag Coefficient

.29

Not available

Curb Weight

2,963 lbs.

2,884 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

4,123 lbs.

Not available

Maximum Trailer Weight

Not available

Not available

Passenger Volume

93 cu.ft.

101 cu.ft.

Front Legroom

41.2 "

40.9 "

Front Headroom

38.4 "

39.6 "

Front Hip Room

Not available

53.2 "

Front Shoulder Room

55.9 "

55.5 "

Rear Legroom

35.6 "

39.1 "

Rear Headroom

38.1 "

39.5 "

Rear Hip Room

Not available

49.3 "

Rear Shoulder Room

53.9 "

54.7 "

Maximum Luggage Volume

53.7 cu.ft.

49.5 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

17.4 cu.ft.

18.8 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume Seats Folded

53.7 cu.ft.

49.5 cu.ft.

Maximum Interior Cargo Volume

53.7 cu.ft.

49.5 cu.ft.

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