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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 $14,452 $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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,452
$13,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,980
$13,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$232 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
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
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 39.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.30 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
156.7 161.6
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
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)
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 34.6
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P195/65R15
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 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2789 2800
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.25 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97
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
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 Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.83
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
Summary
Body Style
5-Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Nissan cube Kia Soul
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.78 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.7
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
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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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