2023 Kia Soul vs. 2022 Nissan Kicks

2023 Kia Soul

2023 Kia Soul


2022 Nissan Kicks
$19,790 MSRP

Starting Price

$19,990 MSRP
147-hp, 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine


122-hp, 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine
25.3 / 32.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space (seats up/down)

24.2 / 62.1 cubic feet

Passenger Capacity

10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty


5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty

If you want a compact, yet spacious SUV for the Corona and Fontana roads, what are your options? Many San Bernardino drivers find themselves torn between the 2023 Kia Soul vs. 2022 Nissan Kicks, two of the best-selling models around. While both offer their own advantages, we think it’s clear that the Kia Soul has the edge for its affordability, roomy design, and exceptional warranty. Take a look at the research below, and start planning for your next test drive!

Nissan Kicks vs. Kia Soul: Price

Between the Kia Soul vs. Nissan Kicks, you’ll find two models priced affordably – and both models actually start under $20,000 MSRP! The Kia Soul starts at a slightly lower price tag of $19,790 MSRP, while the NIssan Kicks starts at $19,990 MSRP. While this minor difference may not seem like much, you’ll soon see why the Kia Soul has better value well beyond its initial pricing. Plus, the Kia Soul line offers more variety in trims – including the performance GT-Line and the luxury EX. Compare the pricing below:

2022 Nissan Kicks

  • Nissan Kicks S: $19,990 MSRP
  • Nissan Kicks SV: $21,850 MSRP
  • Nissan Kicks SR: $22,550 MSRP

2023 Kia Soul

  • Kia Soul LX: $19,790 MSRP
  • Kia Soul S: $22,290 MSRP
  • Kia Soul GT-Line: $23,390 MSRP
  • Kia Soul EX: $$24,090 MSRP

Nissan Kicks vs. Kia Soul: Performance

Another key factor between the Kia Soul vs. Nissan Kicks is the performance. The Kia Soul is simply more powerful with its larger engine, which means a smoother and livelier ride quality.

2022 Nissan Kicks

  • 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine
  • 122 hp & 114 lb-ft of torque
  • Xtronic CVT® (continuously variable transmission)

2023 Kia Soul

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • 147 hp & 132 lb-ft of torque
  • Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission (IVT)

Nissan Kicks vs. Kia Soul: Warranty

Finally, what about the warranty? Kia’s warranty is known as the best of the best within the industry, so you can drive with total confidence – knowing that your vehicle is protected for a decade of travels.

2022 Nissan Kicks

  • 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty
  • 5-year/unlimited-mile limited corrosion warranty
  • 3-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance plan

2023 Kia Soul

  • 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty
  • 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan

Find Out More with Riverside Kia

We’ve gone through the basics of the Kia Soul vs. Nissan Kicks, so why not try the winning model in person? Contact us at Riverside Kia to schedule your test drive or visit our dealership in Riverside. You can even apply for financing ahead of time to streamline your shopping experience!

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