Compare 2015 Kia Soul vs 2014 Nissan Cube vs 2015 Scion xB

2015 Kia Soul
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2014 Nissan Cube
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2015 Scion xB
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5-Door Wgn Automatic !
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic ! 23 31 $19,687 $20,790
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic + 23 31 $17,729 $18,690
Soul 5-Door Wgn Automatic Base 24 30 $16,639 $17,190
Soul 5-Door Wgn Manual Base 24 30 $14,890 $15,190
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5-Door Wgn CVT S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
cube 5-Door Wgn CVT S 27 31 $17,446 $17,900
cube 5-Door Wgn CVT SL 27 31 $18,515 $19,000
cube 5-Door Wgn Manual S 25 30 $16,475 $16,900
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5-Door Wgn Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 22 27 $17,167 $18,070
xB 5-Door Wgn Automatic 686 Parklan Edition 22 27 $18,701 $19,685
xB 5-Door Wgn Manual 22 27 $16,264 $17,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,687
$17,446
$17,167
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,790
$17,900
$18,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$298 / month
$301 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Kia Soul is a recognizable five-door boxy wagon that fits into urban environments and carries occupants with comfort and style. The 2014 Nissan Cube is a boxy fashion statement that puts an emphasis on style, but at the expense of some practicality. The 2015 Scion xB still excels at the big car in a small package goal, but a lack of updates have kept it only as good as the slightly flawed follow-up to the original.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 48.8 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 35.5 38
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 42.6 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101 97.7 110.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 47.6 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 52.2 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 40.2 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.4 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 58.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 99.6 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 66.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 58.1 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
163 156.7 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
63 65 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.2 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
61.3 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 11.4 11.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 9.5 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 45.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 58.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 11.4 11.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 39.7 -
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 11.7 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 13.2 14
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR18 P195/60HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR18 P195/60HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2879 2823 3084
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4000 127 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/108 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6200 122 @ 5200 158 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 - 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.56 - 0.43 3.94
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 5.47 2.74
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 - 1.41
Trans Type
6 1 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.69 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 - 2.20
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Wagon Wagon
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan cube Scion xB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.6 (Est) 7.3
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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