What is the Best, Most Affordable Kia Model?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Rio, Kia Soul on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 8:36 pm
2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Kia Soul

2019 Kia Rio vs 2019 Kia Soul

Those familiar with Kia know that Kia always presents the best value for an incredibly low price. This is present in every Kia model, but far more focused with their 2 most affordable models. Those models are the Kia Rio compact sedan and the Kia Soul CUV. If you’re looking for a new yet affordable model, we’d definitely recommend either. However, which one is the right Kia model for you? Let’s find out! It’s the 2019 Kia Rio vs the 2019 Kia Soul!

2019 Kia Rio Currant Red

2019 Kia Soul Alien 2 side view

2019 Kia Rio Compact vs 2019 Kia Soul CUV

Model 2019 Kia Rio 2019 Kia Soul
Starting MSRP $15,300 $16,490
Baseline Engine 1.6L Inline 4 1.6L Inline 4
Horsepower 130 130
Torque (lb-ft) 119 118
Standard Transmission 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic 6-Speed Manual
Standard Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Combined Fuel Economy (mpg) 32 27
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.) 11.9 14.2
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3) 13.7 49.5
Seating Capacity 5 5

So, as we can see, both are good options.

Neither the 2019 Rio nor the 2019 Soul has a ton of power, but their lightweight builds don’t require a lot of engine heft to still provide responsive controls and acceleration on the road.

The main difference, as we can see, is by build.

The 2019 Kia Rio is more affordable and has a greater fuel economy but has less cabin space and cargo capacity.

Meanwhile, the 2019 Kia Soul has more cabin space and cargo room with its CUV build, but its bigger size and weight means it’s a bit pricier and has a lesser fuel economy.


2019 Kia Rio Color Options


Test Drive a 2019 Kia Rio or 2019 Kia Soul in Kenosha, WI

You can find both of these models and more here at the Palmen Kia dealership. Browse our online inventory and pick whichever Kia model best suits you! You can then test drive any to see if it’s worth your purchase. Contact us for additional information. The Palmen Kia dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin within Kenosha County.

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