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Selected Style 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
5-Door Wagon Manual Base
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
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TCC Rating
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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 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.9 101
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 39.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) - 49.3
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 165.9 163
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 63
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46 61.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.2 24.2
Brakes
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) 10.7 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/40HR18 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/40HR18 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3113 2714
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 480 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 130 @ 6300
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 118 @ 4850
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.56
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.29
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI Kia Soul
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4 (Est) 7.0 (Est)
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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