Compare 2018 Kia Niro vs 2018 Kia Soul

2018 Kia Niro
2018 Kia Soul
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EX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX FWD 51 46 $24,843 $26,150
Niro FE FWD 52 49 $22,523 $23,340
Niro LX FWD 51 46 $22,788 $23,650
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $30,370 $32,000
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $29,887 $31,500
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $32,744 $34,500
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX FWD N/A N/A $26,836 $27,900
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,843
$21,698
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,150
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$436 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid breathe new life into the hybrid segment, with a practical wagon shape and excellent interior you’d never know was a hybrid. The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 101
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 63.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
171.5 163
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.8
Brakes
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 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3199 3232
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 2400 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/96 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
139 @ 5700 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
49 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.93
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.35 5.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Kia Soul
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.6 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120
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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