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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Kia Soul Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Kia Soul Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $27,960

Kia Soul +   
Difference: $7,055

Lowest Total Invoice: $26,263

Kia Soul +   
Difference: $7,288

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTISoul
TrimGTI Autobahn+
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $34,095 $19,800
Base Invoice $32,651 $18,764
Cargo net 100 50
Audio Package   2,000
Primo Package   4,000
Floor mats   120
Illuminated door sill trim plates   250
Rear spoiler   395
Interior ambient lighting   450
Cargo net 80 42
Audio Package   1,844
Primo Package   3,711
Floor mats   98
Illuminated door sill trim plates   208
Rear spoiler   327
Interior ambient lighting   374
Options (change) 100 7,265
Options (change) 80 6,604
Destination 820 895
Total Price $35,015 $27,960
Total Invoice $33,551 $26,263

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

The configured Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Kia Soul are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn trim is $34,095. The features would cost an additional $100. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $35,015.

The base sticker price of the Kia Soul + trim is $19,800. The features would cost an additional $7,265. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $27,960.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Soul trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Kia Soul + appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Hatch

The configured Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

Even when the Volkswagen Golf / GTI and Kia Soul are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI GTI Autobahn trim is $32,651. The features would cost an additional $80. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $33,551.

The invoice of the Kia Soul + trim is $18,764. The features would cost an additional $6,604. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $26,263.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Soul trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Kia Soul + appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Kia Soul

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Soul +
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,865
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,148
Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTISoul
TrimGTI Autobahn+
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine220hp I4161hp I4
TransmissionM6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)400, 9315, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18215/55-17
Total Price$35,015$27,960
Adjustments for Features-1,1900
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,825$27,960
Total Invoice$33,551$26,263
Adjustments for Features-1,1400
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,411$26,263

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Features Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Kia Soul

Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTISoul
TrimGTI Autobahn+
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Cruise control $250
Heated steering wheel $100
Remote app$25 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure warning system $200
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention$100 
Rollover sensor $50
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Dual-zone climate control$125 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
Interior air filter$0 
Ionizing air filtration $50
Mirrorlink support$0 
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear air vents$100 
SD Card slot$25 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Traffic + travel information$25 
Traffic information $25
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Voice control for external devices $0
Exterior 
Body kit$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50 
Deep-tinted rear windows $275
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0 
Speaker lights $100
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Limited-slip front differential$500 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Heated second row seats $200
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upholstered instrument cluster hood $50
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$5,590$4,400
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,190$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,1400

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Specifications Comparison: Volkswagen Golf / GTI vs. Kia Soul

Model Year20172017
ModelGolf / GTISoul
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.8 in101.2 in
Length167.5 in163.0 in
Width70.8 in70.9 in
Height57.2 in63.5 in
Curb Weight2,964 lb.2,885 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.14.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.4 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in53.2 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in39.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.9 in54.7 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in49.3 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in39.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
22.8 ft324.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
52.7 ft361.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Soul +

Audio Package
FeatureValueRequested?
HD radio50Yes
Speaker lights100No
Harman/Kardon, 315W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Engine immobilizer (optional)0No
Special interior trim0No
Upholstered instrument cluster hood50No
Leather-wrapped steering wheel150Yes
Apple CarPlay support0Yes
Android Auto support0Yes
911 assist25Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
App support100Yes
Voice control for external devices0No
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Vehicle health reports0Yes
Total Requested137573%
Total Not Requested50027%
Primo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Upgraded instruments0No
Panoramic sunroof1200No
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
Lane departure warning system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
LED tail lights0No
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200No
Heated steering wheel100No
Total Requested215048%
Total Not Requested230052%

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