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Compare 2010 Honda Element vs 2010 Kia Soul

2010 Honda Element
2010 Kia Soul
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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
$21,066
$17,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,635
$18,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 102
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 39
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 53.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x – TBD – 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x – TBD – 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.81
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P225/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 2820
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 137 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 142 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Kia Soul
Body Style
4 Door 5dr Wgn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7.2

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