2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

Some of its thunder has been stolen by the recently unveiled Telluride, but the brand-new redesign of the Kia Soul still has plenty of time to build up more momentum until its summer 2019 release date. Until that time, we wanted to move beyond the individual analysis of the 2020 Kia Soul and face it up against some potential competition. For our comparison partner, we’ve chosen the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle.

At first, these models might seem like a bit of an odd matchup, yet this is only because of their distinct looks. Both the cubic Soul and the round Beetle have iconic outer shells, but their audiences and features are quite similar. The Kia Soul and Volkswagen Beetle are both small, compact, and stylish builds that have more cargo space and luxury than most sedans while within that same price range. So, let’s look at the brand-new Soul and the final Beetle to see which is best. It’s the 2020 Kia Soul vs the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle!

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Volkswagen Beetle

147 hp / 132 lb-ft Baseline Horsepower / Torque 174 hp / 184 lb-ft
201 hp / 195 lb-ft Upgraded Horsepower / Torque N/A
23.8 ft3 Cargo Capacity 15.4 ft3
10.25” Infotainment Touchscreen 6.3”

2020 Kia Soul Schenectady, NY

Maximum cargo capacity for the 2020 Soul hasn’t yet been listed by Kia. However, as its initial cargo capacity has grown since its previous model, the maximum cargo capacity of the 2020 Kia Soul should as well be a fair bit larger than the 2019 Kia Soul.

Pricing for the 2020 Kia Soul has not yet been announced. However, the 2019 Kia Soul, with a starting MSRP of $16,490, is far cheaper than the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle’s starting MSRP of $ 20,895. Even if the redesigned 2020 Kia Soul has a jump in price, it’ll still be far more affordable than this final 2019 VW Beetle model.

There are many more additional advantages that the 2020 Kia Soul holds over the 2019 VW Beetle, such as seating 5 passengers over the Beetle’s 4. As for additional features, currently announced offerings include:

  • Intelligent Variable Transmission
  • Mood Lighting System
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio
  • Bluetooth® Multi-Connection
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Sport-Tuned Suspension
  • 8” Head-Up Display
  • UVO Link Connectivity
  • Forward Collision Avoidance
  • And More!

For more information on the upcoming 2020 Kia Soul, please contact us here at Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady. We’re sure to have 2020 Soul models stocked in our inventory upon its release date this summer, although you can reserve a model as early as today!

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