Compare 2011 Kia Soul vs 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2011 Kia Soul
2012 Hyundai Veloster
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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
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3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,040
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,300
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$222 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 3
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.3 89.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 55.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 166.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2560 2584
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6300 138 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
115 @ 4200 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 37 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.26 4.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.37
Trans Type
5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Hyundai Veloster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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
-
Rollover Rating
-

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