Compare 2019 Kia Niro vs 2019 Kia Soul

2019 Kia Niro
2019 Kia Soul
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EX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX FWD 51 46 $25,345 $26,400
Niro FE FWD 52 49 $22,668 $23,490
Niro LX FWD 51 46 $23,030 $23,900
Niro S Touring FWD 46 40 $27,612 $28,800
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $30,931 $32,250
Niro EV EX FWD N/A N/A $36,960 $38,500
Niro EV EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $42,240 $44,000
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX FWD N/A N/A $30,778 $32,100
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $33,760 $35,200
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX FWD N/A N/A $27,413 $28,500
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,783 $22,990
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,414 $20,490
Soul Base Automatic 26 31 $17,562 $18,190
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $16,078 $16,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,345
$21,783
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,400
$22,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car. The 2019 Kia Soul splits its priorities three ways: sporty at the top end, safety in the middle, bargain-priced at the bottom end.
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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
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
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 63.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3199 3232
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
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
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
49 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 26
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Niro Kia Soul
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
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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