Compare 2016 BMW i3 vs 2016 Kia Soul EV

2016 BMW i3
2016 Kia Soul EV
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i3 4-Door HB N/A N/A $39,510 $42,400
i3 4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $43,050 $46,250
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5-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul EV 5-Door Wgn N/A N/A $31,727 $33,950
Soul EV 5-Door Wgn + N/A N/A $33,285 $35,950
Soul EV 5-Door Wgn EVe N/A N/A $29,982 $31,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,510
$31,727
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$33,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$566 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW i3 is a futuristic and different kind of car, not just a new take on what a BMW represents. The 2016 Kia Soul EV compares well to other small battery-electric cars, and its interior volume and slightly higher range give it an edge—but you can only buy one in limited areas.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 40.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
101 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62
Length, Overall (in)
157 163
Height, Overall (in)
62 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 49.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 18.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.8
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 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 35
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2860 3289
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6.5
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 210 @ 2730
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 109 @ 8000
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 92
Battery Range (mi)
81 93
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 120
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 105
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 8.21
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Kia Soul EV
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
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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