Comparison - Kia Soul 2.0L 2018 - vs - Buick Envision Essence 2019

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
20,400
Updated: 
19 Mar 2018
$
37,550
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.20gals
17.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Clear White
#FFFFFF
Bright Silver
#EBF0F0
Titanium Grey
#C0BFC2
Inferno Red
#FF2F28
Shadow Black
#323234
Color: 
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Galaxy Silver Metallic
#C1C0C5
Satin Steel Gray Metallic
#9BA0AB
Bronze Alloy Metallic
#6E5A51
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Summit White
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2019 Buick Envision’s more powerful engine, improved transmission, and lower price tag pique our interest.

Pros
Attractive styling
Should still be very quiet
Lower price helps
9-speed automatic could aid fuel economy, engine response

Cons
Turbo is AWD-only
Price climbs fast
Narrow interior
Doesn’t do much to stand out

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Buick Envision ranked #12 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Buick Envision has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, supportive seats
Good gas mileage
User-friendly tech features

Cons
Uninspiring base engine
Rivals have more-upscale interiors
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

More powerful 2.0-liter engine.New nine-speed automatic is available.Restyled front and rear fascias.The 2019 Buick Envision comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
The cabin is quiet at highway speeds
Comfortable seats and ride
Four USB ports and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are standard

Cons
Turbo engine's disappointing real-world fuel economy
Too pricey to be a "normal" SUV, not nice enough to be a luxury car
Forward and rear views are compromised by thick pillars
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
150ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
161hp
at 6 200rpm
197hp
at 6 300rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
36.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
no
yes
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.)
Concierge Service*
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
163.00in
183.70in
Width: 
70.90in
72.40in
Height: 
63.50in
66.80in
Ground Clearance: 
5.90in
Front Track: 
61.40in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
54.40in
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
57.00in
Rear Head Room: 
39.50
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
49.30in
53.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
37.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.70in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
49.50cu.ft
57.30cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
26.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3163.00lbs
3929.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Cloth
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 6.5-In
18 In.
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Special Edition (Mysterious Blue) Package
Audio Package
Designer's Package
Primo Lit Package
Buick Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
Interior Luxury Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Spoiler
Mud Guards
Cross Bars
Puddle Lights
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Package
Rear Bumper Applique (Clear)
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Lock Kit
Panoramic Moonroof
Roof Rack Cross Rails
19" Bright Aluminum Wheels W/Midnight Silver Painted Pockets
Interior Options: 
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
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
All-Weather Floor Liners
Buick Infotainment System W/Navigation
Cargo Area Organizer
Integrated Cargo Liner

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#222222
Color: 
Light Neutral Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#BCA786
Ebony Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000
Dark Galvanized Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#2A2A2A