Compare 2017 FIAT 500L vs 2017 Kia Soul

2017 FIAT 500L
2017 Kia Soul
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Lounge Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500L Lounge Hatch 22 30 $23,100 $23,695
500L Pop Hatch 22 30 $20,576 $20,995
500L Trekking Hatch 22 30 $22,446 $22,995
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,561 $22,800
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $18,764 $19,800
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,123 $17,700
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,757 $16,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,100
$21,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,695
$22,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$380 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.2
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Fiat 500L tall wagon has utility down pat, and offers good value, but its styling is quirky and gas mileage is only average at best The 2017 Kia Soul rights one of our longtime gripes with the fun wagon—it now has a more capable turbo-4 that makes it a little less boring to drive
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 101
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.4
Length, Overall (in)
167.3 163
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
68 49.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.4 18.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TQR NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TQR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3254 3232
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 120
Engine
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.32
Trans Order Code
DF4 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.93
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 4.64
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500L Kia Soul
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.3
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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