Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2017 Hyundai Veloster

2018 Kia Soul
2017 Hyundai Veloster
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Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Base 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
Automatic Base 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Automatic + 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Automatic ! 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
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Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual 27 34 $17,454 $18,100
Dual Clutch 28 35 $18,500 $19,200
Dual Clutch Value Edition 28 35 $20,525 $21,350
Manual Turbo R-Spec 25 33 $20,563 $21,600
Manual Turbo 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Manual w/Orange Accents Turbo 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Dual Clutch Turbo 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Dual Clutch w/Orange Accent Turbo 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,796
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,200
$18,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power. The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a economy-car cake pop: it sounds like too much, but its hatchback sensibility really does taste better dipped in a layer of quirk.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101 89.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
163 166.1
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 34.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 15.5
Brakes
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)
10.3 10.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P215/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2884 2679
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4850 120 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6300 132 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.04
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.37
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Hyundai Veloster
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.9
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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