Though not typically perceived as an SUV, the only thing different about the compact Kia Soul is that it’s strictly a front-drive model. Otherwise it still features a tall, horizontal roofline, sits higher off the ground than a passenger car, and affords good outward visibility. Its boxy shape creates a surprisingly roomy cabin, with plenty of headroom and rear seat legroom. The Soul was redesigned for 2014, with tweaked styling, an upgraded interior, and several newly added features.

Average base model retail prices:

  • 2016: $10,000
  • 2015: $9,900
  • 2014: $7,900
  • 2013: $6,900
  • 2012: $5,800
  • 2011: $4,700
  • 2010: $4,000