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Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2017 Hyundai Veloster

2018 Kia Soul
2017 Hyundai Veloster
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
Select style
Dual Clutch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster Dual Clutch 28 35 $18,500 $19,200
Veloster Manual 27 34 $17,454 $18,100
Veloster Turbo Dual Clutch 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster Turbo Dual Clutch w/Orange Accents 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster Turbo Manual 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster Turbo Manual w/Orange Accents 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster Turbo R-Spec Manual 25 33 $20,563 $21,600
Veloster Value Edition Dual Clutch 28 35 $20,525 $21,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,698
$18,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$320 / 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
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 52.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.5
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)
61.9 62
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.5
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)
12 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 2756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 120 @ 4850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 132 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA D6GF1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 0.92
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 4.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.96
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Hyundai Veloster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.7
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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