The 2010 Kia Soul takes on a trio of popular, hip-styled wagons and one just arriving in showrooms.
The Chrysler PT Cruiser and Chevrolet HHR are kissing American cousins, both offering four-cylinder engines and formerly nifty retro styling that has simply not aged well.
The PT Cruiser has been cancelled, so deals are exceptional.
The Scion xB is the newer version of the compact wagon that launched Toyota's youth brand; the current version has sold more slowly, as it's grown larger and heavier and lost its Japanese flair.
The Nissan Cube is the other newbie in the group; with a smaller overall size, a less functional interior, and an unusual tailgate shape, its appeal lies mostly in its softer, feminine style.
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|2010 Kia SoulBrowse Used Listings||2010 Chevrolet HHRBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan CubeBrowse Used Listings||2010 Scion xBBrowse Used Listings|
|24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Small Station Wagon||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Station Wagon||Small Station Wagon|
|5-Door Wagon Manual||FWD 4-Door LS||5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base||5-Door Wagon Manual (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|5dr Wgn||4 Door||5-Door Wagon||4 Door Wagon|
|Manual||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|