2016 Rav4 vs. 2016 Kia Soul

Picking out a vehicle is a big decision, so one of the most important things you can do when you’re in the market for a new car is research. You may know what class of vehicle you’re looking for and want to compare different makes and models within that class or maybe you haven’t decided which vehicle class would best suit your needs. It could be a compact SUV to take your kids to see Grandma and Grandpa on the weekends or a hybrid with good mileage for that long commute to work every day. But no matter what, you need to do some pretty extensive research so you know exactly what you’re getting into when you decide on a vehicle.

We here at Serra Toyota of Decatur are big fans of looking at all the information when it comes to car shopping, so we decided to compare two similar vehicles and see if one of them had the competitive advantage over the other. Both the 2016 Toyota Rav4 and the 2016 Kia Soul have a maximum seating capacity of five, multiple trim levels, an impressive fuel economy, an affordable MSRP, and cool available safety and technology features. But what other features and specs do these two vehicles offer?

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2016 Toyota Rav4 vs. 2016 Kia Soul
2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine Engine 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder engine
176 Horsepower 130
Automatic Standard Transmission Manual
Standard Cruise Control Optional

The 2016 Kia Soul comes available in three trims: Base, + and ! (Plus and Exclaim) with a pretty wide variety of color options depending on trim level. The Base comes with four exterior color options, while the Soul ! has a larger variety with nine, and the Soul + lets you choose between 12. All trim levels have room for five passengers and have 60/40 split-folding rear seats. With a bunch of standard and available features and an affordable MSRP, the 2016 Soul definitely gives car shoppers something to think about

The 2016 Toyota Rav4 is a compact SUV that comes available in six trims: the LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, Limited and Limited Hybrid. Each trim has room for five passengers and a bunch of cool standard features like Entune Audio, Star Safety System, a backup camera and eight airbags. The 2016 Rav4 doesn’t mess around when it comes to power either. A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine with 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque come standard with the 2016 Rav4.

While both the 2016 Toyota Rav4 and the 2016 Kia Soul are impressive vehicles with some really great features, we think it’s clear that the Rav4 has the comparative advantage between the two. The 2016 Rav4 has a more powerful engine, more front leg room and some advanced safety features that come standard that will keep you and your passengers as safe as possible. For more information about the 2016 Toyota Rav4 or to test drive any Toyota vehicles in our lineup, come see us at Serra Toyota of Decatur.

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