Compare 2010 Kia Soul vs 2010 Nissan Cube

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Nissan Cube
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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
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5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base 24 29 $13,500 $13,990
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 24 29 $14,808 $15,350
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 28 30 $15,769 $16,350
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 30 $16,827 $17,450
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S Krom Edition 28 30 $19,572 $20,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,040
$13,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,300
$13,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$222 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits. The spacious, refined 2010 Nissan Cube makes a whole lot of sense for city dwellers, and it'll get you more attention than many sport coupes.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 42.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 99.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 156.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
53.4 11.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 39.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 45.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
23.7 58.1
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)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 11.73 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 33.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2560 2768
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 7.25
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
115 @ 4200 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6300 122 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.11
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5dr Wgn 5-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan cube
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.7 7

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