Kia Soul vs. Nissan Kicks

2024 Kia Soul
Kia Soul


Nissan Kicks

Starting MSRP

2-Liter 4-Cylinder


1.6-Liter 4-Cylinder




Intelligent Variable Transmission


Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission



If you’re in the market for a compact crossover that combines style, efficiency, and cutting-edge technology, look no further than the all-new 2023 Kia Soul. The Kia Soul vs. Nissan Kicks pits two compact crossovers – one, a longtime staple, and the other, a newer model that’s making waves. The latter, the Nissan Kicks, is close to the Soul in terms of performance, but can it eclipse the Kia crossover in categories like horsepower and torque? Find out more in the next section. 

Kia vs. Nissan: Battle of the Compact Crossovers

As our comparison table reveals, the 2023 Kia Soul has a distinct edge over its rival, the 2023 Nissan Kicks, in several key aspects, including pricing, engine performance, horsepower, and torque. It’s powered by an efficient and responsive Intelligent Variable Transmission, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. But that’s not all.

Kia Soul vs. Nissan Kicks: Interior 

Step inside the 2023 Soul, and you’ll be greeted by a luxurious 10.25-inch touchscreen display. This intuitive interface controls Kia Connect, navigation, and mood lighting, allowing you to set the perfect ambiance for your Kings Mountain journey. The spacious cabin offers ample seating for family and friends, boasting an impressive 101 cu. ft. of passenger space. And when you need to transport cargo instead of passengers, the 60/40 split-folding rear seats and generously-sized tailgate opening provide up to 62 cu. ft. of cargo room, making it a breeze to accommodate groceries or gardening equipment. The Kicks, on the other hand, delivers only about half the amount of interior space as the Soul.

Kia vs. Nissan Technology

If you’re a Gastonia audiophile, you’ll appreciate the available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System in the 2023 Kia Soul. This system includes a center speaker, subwoofer, amplifier, and sound-connected LED speaker lights, delivering a concert-like audio experience that will elevate your drive and immerse you in your favorite music.

When it comes to safety, the 2023 Kia Soul shines with its comprehensive Kia Drive Wise technology. Equipped with features such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Avoidance Assist, and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control, the Soul is designed to help you avoid accidents and minimize damage in case of a collision.

Find the Perfect Kia Soul for You at Renaldo Kia

At Renaldo Kia, we have a showroom full of new Kia Soul models waiting for you to come experience compact performance. We offer low-interest financing to get you in the new vehicle you’ve always wanted – regardless of your credit history. For additional information, contact us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate all your requests. 

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