Compare 2010 Ford Transit Connect vs 2010 Honda Element vs 2010 Kia Soul

2010 Ford Transit Connect
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2010 Honda Element
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2010 Kia Soul
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114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Transit Connect 114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass 22 25 $19,754 $21,185
Transit Connect 114.6" XL w/rear door privacy glass 22 25 $19,922 $21,370
Transit Connect 114.6" XL w/side & rear door privacy glass 22 25 $19,985 $21,440
Transit Connect 114.6" XLT w/o side or rear door glass 22 25 $20,718 $22,245
Transit Connect 114.6" XLT w/rear door privacy glass 22 25 $21,028 $22,585
Transit Connect 114.6" XLT w/side & rear door privacy glass 22 25 $21,091 $22,655
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2WD 5-Door Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
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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
$19,754
$21,066
$17,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,185
$22,635
$18,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$377 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Dual Swing-Out - -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.1 55.2
Passenger Capacity
2 4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.0 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 55.0 53.3
Front Head Room (in)
51.1 43.3 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.2 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39.1 39
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.6 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 103.6 102
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.0 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
46.9 - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 - -
Height, Overall (in)
79.3 70.4 63.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
52.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
29.5 - -
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 101.4 100.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.6 70.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Front (in)
36.5 - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
23.1 - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
180.7 - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.3 62.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 169.9 161.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
135.3 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
56.7 38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
59.1 46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
72.6 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 25.1 53.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 74.6 19.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x – TBD – 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA - -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.1 x – TBD – 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.4 15.9 12.7
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 34.9 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.26 2.81
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.2 15.1
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70SR16 P225/45R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70SR16 P225/45R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1561 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5005 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1909 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3540 2820
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 18 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD - 18 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI MPFI MPFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4750 161 @ 4000 137 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99N NA - TBD -
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144 2.0L/120
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)
25 25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.79 2.92
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08 1.00
Trans Type
4 5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.57 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
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 - TBD -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77 0.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.50 4.37
Summary
Body Style
Cargo Van 4 Door 5dr Wgn
Vehicle Name
Ford Transit Connect Honda Element Kia Soul
Body Code
114.6 - -
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Control-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - - -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Spring Compact Torsion Beam
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Dual Sliding - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - TBD - 7.2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5 7.2

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