2020 Chevrolet Trax vs Kia Soul

August 14th, 2020 by

2020 Chevrolet Trax vs Kia Soul

The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is stylish and spacious inside, and sporty and confident outside. The 2020 Kia Soul is another compact SUV to consider with its own style. If you’re trying to decide which compact SUV you should take on your next adventure, let Burlington Chevrolet help you out. Come drive the new 2020 Chevrolet Trax and compare it to the 2020 Kia Soul.

Design and Style

The spacious interior of the 2020 Trax offers plenty of seating configurations for all your driving conveniences. It seats five comfortably and has plenty of rear-seat space for a compact car, even for adult passengers. It comes with cloth upholstery, a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, and a two-way adjustable passenger seat. Trax offers serious cargo sense, with options of flat-folding front passenger and second row seats; as well as split-folding second row seats. You’ll get 18.7 cubic feet of space behind the back seat of the Trax, and when the second-row folds down almost completely flat, it opens up to a maximum of 48.4 cubic feet. With the front seat folded flat, there is room for items up to eight feet long, making room for all your gear.

2020 Chevrolet Trax on the Road

The 2020 Kia Soul is also spacious and comfortable, with seating for five people. It features plenty of head- and leg-room and a good amount of support. The interior is well built, but it may go unnoticed because the material quality and styling are a bit dull compared to most rivals. It comes standard with cloth upholstery and available upgraded cloth seats or synthetic leather upholstery. The Soul offers 24.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and when the rear seats are folded down, you will get just over 62 cubic feet. There are several trims to look at when picking your Soul: Soul LX, Soul S, Soul X-Line, Soul EX, and the Soul GT-line that includes the Soul GT-Line Turbo. Soul also offers a Soul EV with an electric motor.

Power, Handling, and Gas

The Chevrolet Trax is easy to drive and has just enough pep to get up and go. All models feature a 1.4-liter turbocharged ECOTEC four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission that makes 138 horsepower. It has just the right amount of power while offering an estimated 26/31 mpg city and highway. Front-wheel drive is standard and an all-wheel drive system is available to help you drive with confidence when road conditions are less than ideal.

The Kia Soul offers two engine options – a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission or the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 201-horsepower and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The GT-Line Turbo is the only trim featuring the turbocharged engine. Front-wheel drive is the only option for the Soul. It will give you an estimated 27/33 mpg in the city and on the highway.

2020 Chevrolet Trax Technology

Safety, Tech, and Price

To help you feel safe on the road, Trax comes standard with a rearview camera and ten standard airbags. Optional driver assistance features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. Trax offers the technology you need to keep you in touch. All Trax models come with Chevrolet’s user-friendly Infotainment 3 System that is straightforward and easy to use. The 7-inch touch screen has clear graphics and an intuitive menu structure. It also includes standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, along with a Wi-Fi hot spot. Optional features include satellite radio, remote start, proximity keyless entry, a sunroof, and a seven-speaker Bose premium stereo. The 2020 Chevrolet Trax starts at $21,300. The midlevel LT trim starts at $23,200, and the top-of-the-line Premier trim costs $27,600.

Standard safety and tech features on the Kia Soul include a rearview camera and the UVO infotainment system, with a 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, a USB port, Bluetooth, Apple Carplay, and Android Auto. Available driver assistance features include collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, lane change assist, rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic. The base price of the Soul LX starts at $17,490 and ranges to $27,490 for the Soul GT-Line Turbo. 

2020 Chevrolet Trax Interior


The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is a great choice when it comes to a sporty compact car. It not only is comfortable and can accommodate your gear and driving situations, but it offers all-wheel drive to help you feel confident on the road. Come see for yourself at Burlington Chevrolet.