Childre Nissan Compares 2020 Nissan Kicks VS 2020 Kia Soul Near Macon, GA

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2020 Nissan Kicks

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2020 Kia Soul

Safety Comparison

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Kicks SV/SR are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Soul doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Kicks has standard Rear Automatic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Soul doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Kicks SR has a standard Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Soul only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Kicks and the Soul have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras and available driver alert monitors.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, its standard front crash prevention system, its “Acceptable” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Kicks the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 105 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Soul has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

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The Kicks’ 5 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Soul runs out after 100,000 miles.

There are over 40 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Kia dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Kicks’ warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Kicks gets better fuel mileage than the Soul:

MPG

Kicks

Auto

1.6 DOHC 4-cyl.

31 city/36 hwy

Soul

Manual

2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.

25 city/31 hwy

Auto

EX 2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.

29 city/35 hwy

2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.

27 city/33 hwy

1.6 turbo 4-cyl.

27 city/32 hwy

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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The Kicks has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Soul doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The Kicks has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Soul doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For better maneuverability, the Kicks’ turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the Soul’s (34.1 feet vs. 34.8 feet).

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Kicks has 1.3 inches more front headroom and 2.6 inches more front legroom than the Soul.

The front step up height for the Kicks is .7 inches lower than the Soul (15.5” vs. 16.2”). The Kicks’ rear step up height is 1.5 inches lower than the Soul’s (15.9” vs. 17.4”).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Kicks has a much larger cargo volume than the Soul with its rear seat up (25.3 vs. 24.2 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Kicks SV/SR has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Soul doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Kicks’ driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Soul’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

Consumer Reports rated the Kicks’ headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Soul’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Kicks detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Soul doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

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