Compare 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring vs 2012 Kia Soul

2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
2012 Kia Soul
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4-Door Wagon Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
4-Door Wagon Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
4-Door Wagon Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
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5-Door Wagon Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual Base 25 30 $13,600 $13,900
5-Door Wagon Automatic Base 25 30 $15,100 $15,700
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 29 $15,650 $16,300
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 23 28 $16,600 $17,300
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 23 28 $18,700 $19,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,539
$13,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$13,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$232 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Compact wagons are few and far between, and with its fine handling and interior room, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagon makes us wonder why there aren't more. The name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 102.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.3 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)
65.3 53.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.4
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x 1.0
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)
14 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.8 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2937 2800
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.2 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 4.26-4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.28
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Touring Kia Soul
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2010) -
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
-
Rollover Rating
-

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