Compare 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2010 Kia Soul

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2010 Kia Soul
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4-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn 21 26 $16,950 $18,000
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Limited 18 24 $22,939 $24,510
PT Cruiser 4-Door Wgn Touring 19 24 $19,508 $20,780
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$17,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,000
$18,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's no more convertible, but if you want to be seen, the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser still lends some novelty to everyday driving. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 102
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 39
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
41.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 53.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 19.3
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 -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
TNC - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TNC - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3070 2820
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 18 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 18 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 137 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
EDZ - TBD -
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.0L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 142 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.55
Trans Order Code
DD5 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Kia Soul
Body Style
Small Station Wagon 5dr Wgn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7.2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.2

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