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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon CVT S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon CVT FWD S 27 32 $19,060 $19,990
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD SV 25 31 $20,487 $21,610
5-Door Wagon CVT AWD S 25 30 $20,639 $21,650
5-Door Wagon CVT FWD SV 27 32 $20,960 $22,110
5-Door Wagon CVT AWD SV 25 30 $22,521 $23,760
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD SL 25 31 $22,682 $23,930
5-Door Wagon CVT FWD SL 27 32 $23,154 $24,430
5-Door Wagon CVT AWD SL 25 30 $24,714 $26,080
5-Door Wagon Manual Base
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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
$19,060
$13,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,990
$13,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$232 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Scant room and lousy gas mileage probably don't even matter--if you're into the 2012 Nissan Juke's crazy styling, you'll probably love its zingy powertrain and its dino-skin cockpit. 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 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 48.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.7 102.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.0 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 162.4 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 61.8 63.4
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 26.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 35.9 53.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 26.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 10.5 19.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 11.0 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.4 10.3 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 34.6
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2959 2800
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4T NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 2000 - 5200 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/- TBD - 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 188 @ 5600 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 3.61
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.28
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.79 4.26-4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. CVT Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan JUKE Kia Soul
Body Style 4 Door Crossover 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.85 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
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
Rollover Rating
 
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