Compare 2010 Honda Element vs 2010 Kia Soul

2010 Honda Element
2010 Kia Soul
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2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
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5-Door Wagon Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
5-Door Wagon Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,109
$13,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,525
$13,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$222 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 39
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 102
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 23.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 53.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x – TBD – NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x – TBD – 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 2560
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 122 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 115 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.61
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Kia Soul
Body Style
4 Door 5dr Wgn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6.7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 6.7

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