Compare 2010 Kia Soul vs 2009 Nissan Murano

2010 Kia Soul
2009 Nissan Murano
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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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2WD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 18 23 $25,504 $27,680
2WD 4-Door SL 18 23 $26,930 $29,230
AWD 4-Door S 18 23 $26,975 $29,280
AWD 4-Door SL 18 23 $28,401 $30,830
AWD 4-Door LE 18 23 $34,315 $37,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,040
$25,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,300
$27,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$222 / month
$461 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits. The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 59.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 108.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 7.4
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 111.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
23.7 64.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
53.4 31.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 21.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 3.19
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P235/65TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P235/65TR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2560 3855
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
115 @ 4200 248 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
- TBD - VQ35
Displacement
1.6L/97 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6300 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic (CVT)
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 NA
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan Murano
Body Style
5dr Wgn 4 Door Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.7 5

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