Compare 2012 Hyundai Veloster vs 2011 Kia Soul

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2011 Kia Soul
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3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
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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
$17,887
$17,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,550
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. 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
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
3 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 40.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 102.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
166.1 161.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 100.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 19.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 53.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 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)
10.3 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)
13.2 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2657 2820
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 137 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 142 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 (Est) 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 2.91
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.53 2.48
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.37
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.71
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Veloster Kia Soul
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
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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