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Compare 2011 Honda Element vs 2011 Kia Soul vs 2011 Mazda MAZDA5

2011 Honda Element
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2011 Kia Soul
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2011 Mazda MAZDA5
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Select style
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
Select style
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
2011 Mazda MAZDA5
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,344
$17,560
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,935
$18,495
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$308 / month
N/A
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg -
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon -
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 39.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 40.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.2 -
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 Volume (ft³)
103.6 102.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 53.3 -
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)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 53.4 -
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 19.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - 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
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.8 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/45R18 -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/45R18 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 2820 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 6.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 137 @ 4600 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA -
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 142 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 -
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection -
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)
2.78 2.91 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00 -
Trans Type
5 4 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 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 NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.37 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.71 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon -
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Kia Soul -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
-
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
--
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
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Rollover Rating
-

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