2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Chevy Trax

2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Chevy Trax

The Kia Soul is not only one of the easily recognizable vehicles in the automaker’s inventory, but it also has the tools on hand to compete with vehicles outside of its industry segment. To illustrate this point, Spitzer Kia Mansfield has examined the 2018 Kia Soul vs. 2018 Chevy Trax. On just about every important front, the 2018 Soul is able to outperform its Chevy competitor. Even on more subjective criteria from independent reviews, the 2018 Soul has been praised for offering a smoother and quieter ride than the latest Chevy Trax. The 2018 Kia Soul is widely available at the Spitzer Kia Mansfield showroom and interested buyers are welcomed to stop by and take a closer look at their convenience.

Being able to adapt to the changing needs of a driver is the hallmark of any crossover SUV or wagon. Among the most glaring differences between the 2018 Soul and the 2018 Chevy Trax is evident when comparing the two models’ maximum available cargo space. When properly configured, the 2018 Soul can offer up to 61 cubic-feet of cargo volume compared to the 2018 Trax topping out at a little more than 48 cubic-feet. From the outside, the 2018 Soul and 2018 Trax appear to be the same size, however, the unmistakable shape of the Soul allows for the most efficient possible use of interior space. Kia has also made huge upgrades to its technology.

2018 Kia Soul

Engine: Turbo., 1.6-L, 4-Cyl.
Horsepower/Torque: 201/195
Transmission: Seven-speed automatic
Max. Cargo Space: 61 cu.-ft.

2018 Chevy Trax

Engine: Turbo., 1.4-L, 4-Cyl.
Horsepower/Torque: 138/148
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Max. Cargo Space: 48.4 cu.-ft.

Performance Specs: 2018 Soul vs. 2018 Trax

Examining the performance specifications of the two vehicles starts out fairly equal, but the in the end, the 2018 Soul pulls ahead. The engine that is equipped with the base or entry-level trims of the current Kia Soul is very close in performance to the lone engine option available for the Trax. However, as a Kia customer climbs the trim ladder of the 2018 Soul, a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder making 161 horsepower is equipped with the Soul Plus and the top trims use the same engine with a turbocharger boosting peak output to more than 200 horsepower.

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