Compare 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2010 Kia Soul

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2010 Kia Soul
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 26 $16,950 $18,000
4-Door Wagon Touring 19 24 $19,508 $20,780
4-Door Wagon Limited 18 24 $22,939 $24,510
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5-Door Wagon Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
5-Door Wagon Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,950
$13,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,000
$13,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$222 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 23.7
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.97 x 1.57 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.4
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TNC - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TNC - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3070 2560
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 115 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
EDZ - TBD -
Displacement
2.4L/148 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 122 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.96
Trans Order Code
DD5 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.61
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Small Station Wagon 5dr Wgn
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Kia Soul
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6.7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.7

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