Compare 2011 Kia Soul vs 2011 Nissan Cube

2011 Kia Soul
2011 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 $14,850 $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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5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base 25 30 $14,221 $14,740
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 25 30 $15,528 $16,100
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 27 31 $16,490 $17,100
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 31 $17,547 $18,200
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S Krom Edition 27 31 $20,710 $21,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,040
$14,221
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,300
$14,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$222 / month
$246 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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 2011 Nissan Cube looks like nothing else, while being surprisingly practical.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 48.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 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)
102.3 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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.3 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)
53.4 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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 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 )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
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)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2560 2789
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
115 @ 4200 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6300 122 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.26 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 5-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan cube
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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