2011 Jeep
Compass
vs. 2011 Kia
Soul Sport

2011 Kia Soul Sport

10.0

starting from

$19,190
"Feels nimble and well-planted in high-speed turns."
edmunds.com | talking about the Soul's performance
"A cinch to maneuver around tight city confines in relative comfort."
edmunds.com | talking about the Soul's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Kia Soul Sport

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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OK brakes
Disc
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Leather
Optional
2011 Jeep Compass

8.8

Runner-up

Jeep Compass

starting from

$20,045

Reasons to buy the Jeep Compass

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Roof rails
Standard
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Entertainment system
Optional
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Average number of gears
5
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CD changer
Optional
Luxury Features 8.2 vs 10.0
2011 Kia Soul Sport Winner: Soul Sport
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  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Soul Sport
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Kia Soul Sport Winner: Soul Sport
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Almost the same, 24 mpg vs 23 mpg
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both vehicles can make tight turns
  • Both Compass and Soul Sport are sluggish relative to their competitors
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Very cramped front seats
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 8.8 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Soul Sport

Cost

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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MSRP $20,045 vs $19,190 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 24 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Soul Sport's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Compass 's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Soul Sport's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Compass 's warranty is very limited

Road Tests

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Soul Sport has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 4 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 4 stars

Performance

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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Horsepower 158 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 142 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The Compass has an OK number of gears, while the Soul Sport has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Soul Sport's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.5 lb/hp vs 19.9 lb/hp Both Compass and Soul Sport are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.6 ft vs 34.4 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Practicality

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 394 miles vs 381 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 53.6 ft3 vs 53.4 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.2 ft3 vs 54.1 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Standard vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? The Compass 's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Soul Sport cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Jeep
Compass
2011 Jeep Compass
2011 Kia Soul Sport Kia
Soul Sport
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Compass ; but it's not available at all on the Soul Sport

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Jeep Compass 2011 Dodge Caliber Rush Compass vs Caliber Rush
2011 Jeep Compass 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Compass vs Equinox LT
2011 Kia Soul Sport 2012 Ford Escape XLS Soul Sport vs Escape XLS
2011 Kia Soul Sport 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Soul Sport vs Santa Fe
2011 Kia Soul Sport 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S Soul Sport vs Tiguan S
2011 Kia Soul Sport 2011 Toyota Matrix S Soul Sport vs Matrix S
2011 Kia Soul Sport 2011 Scion tC Soul Sport vs tC

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