Compare 2012 Hyundai Veloster vs 2012 Kia Soul

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 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 ! 23 28 $18,700 $19,600
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 23 28 $16,600 $17,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Base 25 30 $15,100 $15,700
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual + 24 29 $15,650 $16,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Base 25 30 $13,600 $13,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,887
$18,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,550
$19,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$327 / 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 name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
3 -
EPA Classification
- TBD - Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 100.4
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 -
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P235/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2657 2820
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 164 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 148 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 (Est) 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.36-3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 4.21
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Veloster Kia Soul
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
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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