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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 30 $14,850 $15,495
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 24 30 $15,810 $16,495
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 24 30 $17,560 $18,495
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,560 $18,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,388
$13,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,825
$13,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$222 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice. The 2011 Kia Soul is fashion-forward and fun-to-drive—and unlike most of its urban-wagon rivals, it's just as practical as it looks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 102.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 40.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 169.9 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.1 19.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.6 53.4
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
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 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 12.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 2560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 5800 122 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4000 115 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.6L/97
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50 4.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 3.61
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.28
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Element Kia Soul
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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