2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Ford EcoSport

2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Ford EcoSport

Today we are comparing two SUVs the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Ford EcoSport. Each of these vehicles has a lot to offer, but only one can prevail over the other. The first thing you’ll notice about these vehicles is a stark difference in design. While they both fit into the same category of vehicle, their looks could not be more different. The aesthetic choice in vehicle boils down to a personal preference.

Whether you like the bold and boxy elegance of the 2018 Kia Soul or the smooth, curving lines on the 2018 Ford EcoSport, we hope our comparison will help you in your decision. Keep reading to find out details about both the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Ford EcoSport.

2018 Kia Soul 


2018 Ford EcoSport 

$16,200  Starting MSRP  $19,995 
1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4   Engine Type  1.0-liter EcoBoost ®  
Ten year or 100,000 miles   Warranty Coverage Length  Five year or 60,000 miles 
130 hp at 6,300 rpm  Horsepower  123 hp at 6,000 rpm 

The 2018 Kia Soul is available here at Performance Kia in Moosic, PA

There are a lot of comparable features between the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Ford EcoSport. One place where the 2018 Kia Soul really passes up the 2018 Ford EcoSport is in price and warranty, as you can see above in the chart. The price difference will save you $3,795, which is a substantial amount, and the warranty can potentially save you even more, as it lasts double the length of time as the Ford warranty.

As far as saving goes, safety features can be life-saving, so we want to go over what both vehicles offer in this area. Both vehicles offer Dual Front Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, and a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The 2018 Kia Soul also includes standard safety features such as Electric Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). The first of these three distributes power to each wheel during deceleration for a safe stop. The second prevents your vehicle from rolling backwards on an incline. The last adds steering direction control to help in returning a vehicle to its path.

We hope this comparison has helped to make your decision a little clearer. When you’re ready, come to Performance Kia to check out our selection of 2018 Kia Soul vehicles. Our expert sales team will be ready to help!