Compare 2011 Ford Transit Connect Wagon vs 2011 Honda Element vs 2011 Kia Soul

2011 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
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2011 Honda Element
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2011 Kia Soul
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4-Door Wgn XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn XLT 21 26 $21,557 $23,140
Transit Connect Wagon 4-Door Wgn XLT Premium 21 26 $21,694 $23,290
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Element 2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
Element 2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
Element 4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
Element 4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 24 30 $17,560 $18,495
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 24 30 $15,810 $16,495
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,560 $18,495
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual + 24 30 $14,850 $15,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,557
$21,344
$17,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,140
$22,935
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$386 / month
$382 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice. The 2011 Kia Soul is fashion-forward and fun-to-drive—and unlike most of its urban-wagon rivals, it's just as practical as it looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 39.1 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
51.1 43.3 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
59.8 47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.1 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.1 103.6 102.3
Second Head Room (in)
50.5 38.0 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 52.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.0 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 55.0 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
52.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.6 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 62.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 6.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 169.9 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
79.3 70.4 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
23.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 101.4 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
59.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
72.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
118.7 74.6 53.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
78.1 25.1 19.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.1 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 15.9 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.3 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 34.9 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70R16 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70R16 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3540 2820
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 440 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 105 90
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4750 161 @ 4000 137 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99N NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
136 @ 6300 166 @ 5800 142 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.78 2.91
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08 1.00
Trans Type
4 5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.56 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.00 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.61 1.55
Trans Order Code
442 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 4.50 4.37
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Wagon Honda Element Kia Soul
Body Style
Passenger Van Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Spring Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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