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Compare 2015 Hyundai Veloster vs 2015 Kia Soul

2015 Hyundai Veloster
2015 Kia Soul
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3-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic 27 36 $18,547 $19,250
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic RE:FLEX w/Black Int 27 36 $21,090 $21,950
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic RE:FLEX w/Red Int 27 36 $21,090 $21,950
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic Turbo 24 31 $22,445 $23,600
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual 26 35 $17,360 $18,000
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual Turbo 24 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual Turbo R-Spec 24 33 $20,563 $21,600
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 23 31 $19,687 $20,790
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 23 31 $17,729 $18,690
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Base 24 30 $16,639 $17,190
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Base 24 30 $14,890 $15,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,547
$19,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,250
$20,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Hyundai Veloster is more sporty hatch than true sports car. Its design is sometimes a demerit, but that makes it no less unique. The 2015 Kia Soul is a recognizable five-door boxy wagon that fits into urban environments and carries occupants with comfort and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 101
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
166.1 163
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 63
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.7 61.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.5 24.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P235/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P235/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2657 2879
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
120 @ 4850 151 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6300 164 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.64
Trans Order Code
6AT NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Veloster Kia Soul
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.7
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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