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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base 25 30 $14,452 $14,980
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 25 30 $15,991 $16,580
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 27 31 $16,952 $17,580
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 31 $18,010 $18,680
5-Door Wagon Manual Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Automatic Base 25 30 $15,100 $15,700
5-Door Wagon Manual Base 25 30 $13,600 $13,900
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,452
$13,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,980
$13,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$232 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line For those motivated by style and fashion—yet still needing a healthy dose of practicality—the Cube hits the right buttons; practical types might find it hard to get past some packaging issues, though. The name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 42.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 102.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 63.4
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.30 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 156.7 161.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 11.4 19.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 45.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 58.1 53.4
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.3 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.73 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 0.95 11.0 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.25 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 33.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 34.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/60HR15 P195/65R15
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) 2789 2800
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.25 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 5200 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4800 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 4.26-4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.61
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.28
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.83
Summary
Body Style 5-Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Nissan cube Kia Soul
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.97 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.78 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
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 -
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