Compare 2010 Kia Soul vs 2009 Nissan Cube vs 2009 Scion xB

2010 Kia Soul
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2009 Nissan Cube
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2009 Scion xB
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
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5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 Krom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 Krom 28 30 $18,557 $19,370
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S 28 30 $15,135 $15,690
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 30 $16,192 $16,790
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 Base 24 29 $13,500 $13,990
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 S 24 29 $14,173 $14,690
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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 28 $15,865 $16,700
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 28 $14,962 $15,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,300
$18,557
$15,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,195
$19,370
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$323 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits. The spacious, refined 2009 Nissan Cube makes a whole lot of sense for city dwellers, and it'll get you more attention than many sport coupes. The 2009 Scion xB has polarizing looks, a no-haggle dealer experience, and a long safety features list. It provides good value for those on a budget.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39 35.5 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 42.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 47.6 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.2 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 97.7 100.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4 40.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 48.8 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 66.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 58.1 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 157.5 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 65.0 64.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 58.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 99.6 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 39.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 45.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
19.3 58.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
53.4 11.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.95 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.73 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2 14.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 3.25 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 18.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 33.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-Pinion Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P195/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2820 2864 3086
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7 16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7 16 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.25 6.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
137 @ 4600 127 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/120 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 6000 122 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.56-0.43 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA 1.41
Trans Type
4 1 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 2.69 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 NA 2.20
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.37 5.47 2.74
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan cube Scion xB
Body Style
5dr Wgn 5-Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.97 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.78 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Bar Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.2 8 7

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