2020 Kia Soul vs 2019 Toyota C-HR

2020 Kia Soul Quakertown PA

The Soul retains its distinct design heritage with enhanced roominess and quality. This iconic, all-about-fun Kia comes with a unique musically inspired design theme that integrates a confident and futuristic presence with a young dynamic character.

The 2020 Soul’s exterior retains its recognizable design cues in a redesigned presence. The GT-Line 1.6T trim is equipped with four LED headlights per side to present a high tech aura from the front while dramatically improving lighting. The front door panels have been fine-tuned to create a larger opening for entering and exiting the vehicle. While the larger and lowered liftgate opening makes loading and unloading cargo easier.

Customers can customize their 2020 Soul to reflect their personality. The GT-Line trims have a sport-themed bumper fascia and side sills that provide an aggressive design. The X-Line adds to the LX and includes roof trim and two-tone paint to reflect a more adventurous spirit.

As fuel efficiency is a priority, Soul was given a new 2.0L engine and an available Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) while aerodynamic improvements help reduce unnecessary drag.

Comparative Specs

Kia brands the Soul as “iconic, all-about-fun” vehicle for customers who are interested in a stylish vehicle they can customize to reflect their personal style. The 2020 Kia Soul delivers an appealing crossover with many comfort and convenience features for a competitive price.

Tested Comparison Model

2019 Toyota C-HR Trim Levels: LE, LXE, Limited

2019 Toyota C-HR Powertrain: 2.0L 4-cyl. DOHC

2020 Kia Soul


2019 Toyota C-HR

27 / 33 / 30 MPG (city, highway, combined)  27 / 31 / 29
2.0L Inline 4 Engine 2.0L 4-cyl. DOHC 
147 hp @ 6200 rpm Horsepower 144 hp @ 6,100 rpm 
All-wheel drive Drive Type Front-wheel Drive 
5 Seating Capacity  5
23.4 Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)  19.0

Increased Performance

  • Soul’s 2.0L engine provides more horsepower at 147 hp compared to the C-HR’s only available engine, which provides 144 hp.

Increased Style

  • Soul offers available speaker mood lights to increase interior energy while the C-HR offers 6 speakers without a similar customization option.

  • Soul offers an available power sunroof while one is not available on the C-HR.

Infotainment Telematics System

  • Soul’s available 10.25-inch color touch screen is significantly larger than the C-HR’s 8-inch screen.
  • Soul makes its UVO link with navigation more accessible by including it on the EX and GT-Line 1.6T trims while navigation is offered as an option on the Limited trim with the C-HR.
  • Soul’s GT-Line 1.6T trim has a Head-Up Display (HUD); C-HR does not offer this.
  • Soul features Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM while the C-HR does not offer Android AutoTM.
  • Soul drivers and front passengers can enjoy available wireless phone charging, which is not available in the C-HR.

Comfort & Convenience

  • Soul’s available heated steering wheel is not matched on the C-HR

After reviewing the data, we find the 2020 Kia Soul is a better value than the 2019 Toyota C-HR. The Soul offers cargo space, modern technologies, and inspiring performance. Kia again pushed the limits and the Soul leads the way.

If you're searching for Kia dealers in PA and live close to Gateway Kia Quakertown near Philadelphia, call us and schedule a test drive with one of our sales associates. They’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you find a Kia vehicle that best fits for your needs.


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