Compare 2014 Volkswagen GTI vs 2014 Kia Soul

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4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg
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
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5-Door Wagon Manual Base
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
$14,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,095
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$248 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
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
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.6
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 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.8
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 410
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 118 @ 4850
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
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.62
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
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
7.2 7.0 (Est)
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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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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