Compare 2011 Honda Element vs 2011 Kia Soul

2011 Honda Element
2011 Kia Soul
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
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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 $14,850 $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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
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
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
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
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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