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Selected Style 5-Door Sportback ES FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,809 $18,595
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $21,018 $21,945
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual Base 24 30 $14,595 $14,900
5-Door Wagon Automatic Base 24 30 $16,275 $16,900
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 23 31 $17,523 $18,400
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 23 31 $19,521 $20,500
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Kia Soul doesn’t stray from its iconic profile, but it dons more sophistication inside and underneath—with fewer compromises and all in the name of city-friendly, tall-wagon goodness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 101
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 62
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 163
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 63
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46.6 61.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.8 24.2
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 14.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 34.8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3043 2714
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 410
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 130 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 118 @ 4850
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.6 L/97
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 26
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.70
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.59 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.41 4.56
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.97
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.29
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Kia Soul
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 7.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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