2023 Kia Soul vs. 2023 Nissan Kicks

2023 Kia Soul vs. 2023 Nissan Kicks

The all-new 2023 Kia Soul comes with refreshed design elements and smile-inducing colors. It is brimming with technology and convenience. Since its launch in 2009, the Soul has received immense traction in the boxy small-car segment, owing to its looks, practicality, and efficiency. How does it compare to the competition, though? At Motion Kia in Hackettstown, NJ, we have compiled a comparison guide of the 2023 Kia Soul vs. 2023 Nissan Kicks.

2023 Kia Soul


2023 Nissan Kicks

$19,790 Starting MSRP $20,290
2-liter 4-cylinder Engine 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
147/132 Engine horsepower (hp)/engine torque (lb.-ft.) 122/114
Intelligent Variable Transmission Transmission Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission

Buy the 2023 Kia Soul in Hackettstown, NJ

As seen in the table above, the 2023 Kia Soul has an advantage over the 2023 Nissan Kicks in its pricing, engine, horsepower, and torque. It boasts an efficient and responsive Intelligent Variable Transmission. Meanwhile, there are other parameters where the 2023 Kia Soul outshines the 2023 Nissan Kicks.

On the inside, the 2023 Soul features a 10.25-inch touchscreen display that controls Kia Connect, navigation, and mood lighting, allowing you to set the tone for the ride. Further, this versatile crossover provides comfortable seating for family and friends with 101 cu. ft. of passenger space. It has 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a large tailgate opening that gives up to 62 cu. ft. of cargo room, ensuring you have enough space to lug groceries and gardening equipment. Additionally, with the available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System that includes a center speaker, subwoofer, an amplifier, and sound-connected LED speaker lights, your favorite music will come to life and inspire your drive.

Regarding safety, the 2023 Kia Soul is equipped with Kia Drive Wise technology. It includes systems such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, and more. These systems help avoid a collision or mitigate damage if a crash occurs.

We believe the 2023 Kia Soul is a better bet in the above comparison. Schedule a test drive at Motion Kia in Hackettstown, NJ, to learn more about this compact but versatile crossover.