Compare 2012 Kia Soul vs 2012 Nissan Cube vs 2012 Scion xB

2012 Kia Soul
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2012 Nissan Cube
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2012 Scion xB
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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
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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 28 $16,387 $17,250
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic Release Series 9.0 22 28 $18,107 $19,060
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 28 $15,485 $16,300
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual Release Series 9.0 22 28 $17,205 $18,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,700
$16,952
$16,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,600
$17,580
$17,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$293 / month
$288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
7.8
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. Trendy or odd, the Scion xB jams plenty of space and versatility into its compact footprint.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 48.8 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.3 97.7 110.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 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 Capacity
5 5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 58.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.4 99.6 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - 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 6.30 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
161.6 156.7 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 65.0 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.3 11.4 69.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 45.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.4 58.1 11.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.73 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 1.0 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 0.4 NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2 14.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.25 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 33.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 18.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.6 33.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P195/60HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P195/60HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2820 2831 3084
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4800 127 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6500 122 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.69 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 NA 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36-3.51 5.47 2.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.56-0.43 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 NA 1.41
Trans Type
6 1 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan cube Scion xB
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 5-Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.97 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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 Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7 5 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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