Compare 2018 FIAT 500L vs 2018 Kia Soul

2018 FIAT 500L
2018 Kia Soul
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Lounge Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500L Lounge Hatch 22 30 $23,287 $23,895
500L Pop Hatch 22 30 $20,576 $20,995
500L Trekking Hatch 22 30 $22,754 $23,325
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,796 $16,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,287
$21,698

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,895
$22,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$398 / month
$382 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

4.4
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Fiat 500L has received a handful of interior and infotainment upgrades, but it's subpar in several aspects and remains among our lowest-rated cars. The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small Station Wagons Small Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.8 101

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 54.7

Front Leg Room (in)

40 40.9

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

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

65.7 63.5

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

Liftover Height (in)

25.9 -

Length, Overall (in)

167.3 163

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

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 14.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

32.3 34.8

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/45HR17 P235/45VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

TQR NA

Front Tire Size

P225/45HR17 P235/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

TQR NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3254 3232

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7.5

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

500 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 120

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

184 @ 2500 195 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

EAM NA

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

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.04 3.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.68 3.42

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.72

Summary

Vehicle Name

FIAT 500L Kia Soul

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

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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