Compare 2012 Kia Soul vs 2011 Chevrolet HHR

2012 Kia Soul
2011 Chevrolet HHR
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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
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $17,971 $18,720
FWD 4-Door Panel LS 22 32 $18,268 $19,030
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $18,931 $19,720
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 30 $18,931 $19,720
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,600
$17,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,900
$18,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$232 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape. The 2011 Chevrolet HHR stands out with its retro exterior, but it's lackluster in most other respects.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 50.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.3 97.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 176.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 63.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.3 25.2
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)
53.4 57.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.8 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 1.0 11.7 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.6 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 18.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QDB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QDB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2800 3155
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 155 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 150 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA LE8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.76
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.26-4.56 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.38
Clutch Size (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.18
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Chevrolet HHR
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Semi-independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs torsion beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs strut-type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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