When it comes to finding a crossover SUV that's the perfect combination of powerful yet efficient, spacious yet stylish, and technologically advanced yet functional, you have two main options: the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Toyota C-HR.

How will shoppers in the areas of Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle choose between them? That's what we at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg hope to help you do with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to get started!

Soul vs C-HR: Performance

The 2019 Kia Soul offers three trim levels, each with their own uniquely capable powertrain. Standardly, you'll have a 130-horsepower 1.6L engine, which can either be swapped out for a version with a turbocharger or a whole different 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. With the available 2.0L engine, you'll get 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharger, on the other hand, provides a whopping 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

As for the 2019 Toyota C-HR, you'll have one engine, and one engine only, no matter which trim level you choose. Additionally, this engine maxes out at just 144 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque, so you won't have nearly as much pickup and pep as you would in the Soul.

Soul vs C-HR: Interior Space

When it comes to interior space, the 2019 Kia Soul knows exactly what it's doing. This model seats five passengers, and divvies up its 101 total cubic feet of passenger space perfectly.

Up front, you'll get 39.6 inches of headroom, while the rear row gets 39.1 spacious inches of legroom. Compare this to the 2019 Toyota C-HR's 84 total cubic feet of passenger space, 38.1 inches of front headroom, and 31.7 inches of rear legroom.

On top of all of its passenger space, the Soul provides 49.5 total cubic feet of cargo space with all three of the rear seats folded down. The C-HR, on the other hand, offers just 36.4 total cubic feet, even with all three rear seats folded down.

Soul vs C-HR: Technology

Inside both the 2019 Kia Soul and the 2019 Toyota C-HR, you'll find a variety of handy technology features, starting with touchscreen infotainment systems. These systems offer standard Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, voice-command recognition, Siri® Eyes Free, and available turn-by-turn navigation to get you to all of your desired destinations with ease.

You'll also get smartphone app integration in both models via Apple CarPlay™. Unfortunately for Android smartphone users, your smartphone won't be able to connect to the C-HR's Entune™ infotainment system, as it only supports iPhone® products.

2019 Kia Soul vs 2019 Toyota C-HR: Which One?

As you can see, the 2019 Kia Soul is the clear choice for shoppers who want more power, more room, and more advanced technologies. However, this is far from all that the Kia Soul has to offer. Get behind the wheel, and get the full experience by taking a test drive with us at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg.

Shoppers near Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can contact us to schedule a test drive today!

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Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg

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