Two Wagons with some similarities, but otherwise different in most aspects such as the starting price, horsepower, fuel economy, ground shadow size, and height. First of all, there is a $6,435 difference in the base MSRP. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has a higher starting price than the 2015 Kia Soul. Also, a bigger engine usually means less mpg. But the 2016 Golf SportWagen has a more powerful engine and it gets 2.5 more mpg than the 2015 Soul. And finally, although the Soul is slightly smaller, it has a taller body than the Golf SportWagen. Among similarities are the body structure and maximum occupancy.