Volkswagen Beetle vs. Kia Soul Comparison


Based on outside appearances, the Volkswagen Beetle and Kia Soul might not look like they have a lot in common, but that’s not stopping our customers in Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Rancho Santa Margarita from comparing the two vehicles.

volkswagen beetle vehicle comparisonAt the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine, we decided to take a closer look at these two compact cars to find out what really sets them apart. While comparing the Volkswagen Beetle vs. the Kia Soul, we’ll explore the interior design, performance capabilities, and technology features to help you learn more about each vehicle.

Volkswagen Beetle and Kia Soul Interior Comfort

As stylish as the Volkswagen Beetle is on the outside, it should come as no surprise that this vehicle sports a sleek and fashionable interior. High-quality materials and comfortable first-row seats are just the start for drivers of the Volkswagen Beetle, but you also have the option of available leather upholstery and the sport-inspired seats in the R-Line and Premium trims.

You won’t find any sports seats available for the Kia Soul. Instead, you’ll receive standard cloth upholstery, which sets the tone for the utilitarian aesthetic of the Kia Soul.

Another interior feature that the Volkswagen Beetle has but the Kia Soul doesn’t is the Käferfach glovebox. This secondary compartment on the dashboard of the Volkswagen Beetle gives you more room to store and organize important items and keep them within easy reach.

Volkswagen vs. Kia Performance Specs

The Volkswagen Beetle is known for its unique look as well as its responsive engine. The available 210-horsepower turbocharged engine and sport-tuned suspension system provide a fun and sporty drive experience. Plus the electromechanical power steering system ensures that the Volkswagen Beetle stays on the intended path.

Turning our attention to the Kia Soul, we find a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine in the base model. Providing just 130 horsepower, acceleration and the overall drive experience is tame. At the top trim level, you’ll find a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, but at 164 horsepower, it’s still less powerful than the available turbocharged engine of the Volkswagen Beetle.

Technology Features

Customizable interior ambient lighting comes standard in the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, but increasing style isn’t the only thing that technology in the Beetle is used for. The available Fender® Premium Audio System uses nine precision-made speakers to deliver incredible sound throughout the cabin.

The 2015 Kia Soul comes with a standard six-speaker audio system with four dynamic speakers and two tweeters. That’s two fewer speakers than the standard audio system in the Volkswagen Beetle, which uses eight carefully positioned speakers.

Explore the Volkswagen Beetle

These are just a few of the differences of the Volkswagen Beetle vs. the Kia Soul. To really discover what makes the Volkswagen Beetle unique, you’ll need to see it for yourself.

Drivers who live in the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach area can call or visit us a the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. We’ll help you schedule a test drive and learn about the other standard and available features of the Volkswagen Beetle. Schedule your appointment today!