Compare 2016 Kia Soul EV vs 2016 BMW i3

2016 Kia Soul EV
2016 BMW i3
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5-Door Wagon EVe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon EVe N/A N/A $29,982 $31,950
5-Door Wagon N/A N/A $31,727 $33,950
5-Door Wagon + N/A N/A $33,285 $35,950
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB N/A N/A $39,510 $42,400
4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $43,050 $46,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,982
$39,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,950
$42,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$707 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Kia Soul EV compares well to other small battery-electric cars, and its interior volume and slightly higher range give it an edge—but you can only buy one in limited areas. The 2016 BMW i3 is a futuristic and different kind of car, not just a new take on what a BMW represents.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 49.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63 62
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 101
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70
Track Width, Front (in)
62 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
163 157
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 36.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 15.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11
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)
11 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35 32.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P155/70R19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 2799
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 8000 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 2730 184
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
92 111
Battery Range (mi)
93 81
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
120 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
105 124
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.21 9.70
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul EV BMW i3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
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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