Comparison - Chevrolet Equinox LT 2018 - vs - Kia Soul 2.0L 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

Holden Equinox

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Model: 
Average Price: 
30,640
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
20,400
Updated: 
19 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.90gals
14.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ORANGE BURST METALLIC
#F7850E
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#F3F3F0
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
#535353
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#000000
IVY METALLIC
#256144
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#655C57
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#ACB3BD
STORM BLUE METALLIC
#00263D
SANDY RIDGE METALLIC
#AD8D82
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
#B1B3B2
Color: 
Clear White
#FFFFFF
Bright Silver
#EBF0F0
Titanium Grey
#C0BFC2
Inferno Red
#FF2F28
Shadow Black
#323234

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Equinox is based on an all-new architecture that weighs about 400 pounds less than its predecessor. Chevrolet credits the weight saving to high-strength steel and other grams-add-up type measures, but the reality is that there's quite a bit less Equinox this time around. The 2018 Equinox shrinks, losing its "tweener" status, and is now much closer to the Honda CR-V in all four main dimensions. To Chevy's credit the interior dimensions are pretty much the same, with the small hit in cargo space mitigated by the large hidden storage area under the cargo floor.
The pricing disparity against its competition is a shame, because the Equinox is a compelling compact crossover SUV in virtually every other way. It looks great inside and out, offers good high-tech features, drives exceptionally well, will offer a diesel engine, and the promise of a high-horsepower version sounds fun. We just wish Chevy would take the cue from its competitors and broaden the availability of its advanced safety tech and add in active cruise as well.

By: 
kbb.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.

Pros
Solid base engine
Denim-like fabric is surprisingly comfortable
Lighter, brighter, and smarter
A fuel-efficient turbodiesel coming

Cons
Still hard plastics abound
Not as fuel-efficient as some
Safety features reserved for top trims
Smaller rear cargo area

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is fully redesigned for 2018. It's slightly smaller overall compared to its predecessor, but the reduced weight combined with more efficient engines pay off at the pump.

Pros
Three engines to choose from, including a fuel-efficient diesel
Smooth ride over most road surfaces
Expansive list of optional safety features
MyLink user interface is intuitive and easy to use

Cons
Smaller cargo area compared to most of its competitors
Base L trim is special order only
The 1.5-liter engine and its slow-shifting transmission don't feel very lively

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power.

Pros
Looks sharp
Good Uvo infotainment
Turbo-4 power
Versatile hatchback body
Still a manual on the order sheet

Cons
Engines can be noisy
6-speed automatic hunts through gears
Mediocre gas mileage
Top safety tech unavailable with turbo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Kia Soul ranked #1 in Compact Cars. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 45 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable, roomy cabin
Considerable cargo space
Upscale interior
Energetic turbocharged engine available
Outstanding warranty and predicted reliability rating

Cons
Sluggish base engine
Below-average gas mileage

By: 
usnews.com

Only a few changes were made to the Soul for 2018. The base Soul’s Convenience package now gets an upgraded UVO3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus automatic climate control. Midrange Soul Plus models now get the UVO3 system as standard.

Pros
Funkiness on wheels,
powerful and efficient turbo engine,
comfortable cabin.

Cons
Average cargo capacity,
no all-wheel-drive option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
39.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
150ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
137hp
at 3 750rpm
161hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.10in
163.00in
Width: 
72.60in
70.90in
Height: 
65.40in
63.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
5.90in
Front Track: 
62.20in
61.40in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
107.30in
101.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
39.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
53.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
55.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
49.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in
54.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.50cu.ft
49.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.90cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3485.00lbs
3163.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8-way power driver seat adjuster
4-way manual front passenger seat adjuster
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Assist handle, front passenger
Front carpeted floor mats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Independent Suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
6 speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Radio data system
USB connection
Chevrolet MyLink®1 audio system with 7" diagonal Color Touch screen
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Windshield glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack cross rails
Rear splash guards
Deep-tinted rear glass
HID headlamps
Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors
Roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
17 X 6.5-In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Power rear liftgate
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” front
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” rear
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
OnStar Remote Ignition Block
OnStar Roadside Assistance
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
OnStar Remote Horn and Lights
OnStar Remote Door Unlock
OnStar Low Mileage Discount
OnStar Hands Free Calling
OnStar Emergency Services
OnStar Crisis Assist
OnStar Automatic Crash Response
Teen Driver
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Horizontal Cargo Net
Sun & Infotainment Package
Cargo Package
Hit The Road" Package
Protection Package
Special Edition (Mysterious Blue) Package
Audio Package
Designer's Package
Primo Lit Package
Exterior Options: 
Custom Molded Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Molded Assist Steps
Rear Spoiler
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Puddle Lights
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Rear Bumper Applique (Clear)
Interior Options: 
Premium Carpeted, Color-Keyed Front/Rear Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holders
Universal Tablet Holder
Protective Rear Seat Cover
Cloth Rear Cargo Cover (Fleet)
All-Weather Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Liners
Interior Protection Package
EC Mirror Compass And Homelink
Illuminated Scuff Plate
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray And Seatback Cover
Cargo Tray
Sport Pedals
Cargo Net
Interior Light Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#1D1D1D
Color: 
#222222