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Compare 2012 Kia Soul vs 2012 Nissan Cube

2012 Kia Soul
2012 Nissan Cube
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 23 28 $18,700 $19,600
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 23 28 $16,600 $17,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Base 25 30 $15,100 $15,700
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual + 24 29 $15,650 $16,300
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Base 25 30 $13,600 $13,900
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5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S 27 31 $16,952 $17,580
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 31 $18,010 $18,680
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 Base 25 30 $14,452 $14,980
cube 5-Door Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 S 25 30 $15,991 $16,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,700
$16,952
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,600
$17,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The name rings true: this Kia has a Soul, with fun road manners and tall-wagon practicality baked into its kicky shape. For those motivated by style and fashion—yet still needing a healthy dose of practicality—the Cube hits the right buttons; practical types might find it hard to get past some packaging issues, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 48.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.3 97.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 42.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 6.30
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 156.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 99.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.4 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)
19.3 11.4
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.73 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 1.0 11.02 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.6 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P195/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2820 2831
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.25
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6500 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4800 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36-3.51 5.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously variable ratio
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.56-0.43
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 5-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan cube
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.78
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.97
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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