Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Kia Soul
2018 Nissan Kicks
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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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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 31 36 $17,534 $17,990
FWD SV 31 36 $19,186 $19,690
FWD SR 31 36 $19,769 $20,290

2018 Nissan Kicks vs. 2018 Kia Soul: Compare Cars

Just because that shiny subcompact crossover sitting in the showroom costs about half the average new car price doesn’t mean it has to be devoid of personality.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,796
$17,534
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,200
$17,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Soul puts style ahead of safety features and turbo power. The 2018 Nissan Kicks doesn’t thrill, but its pert styling and good value make it worth a look.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101 93.9
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 53
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 103.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 7
Length, Overall (in)
163 169.1
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 32.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 25.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 25.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 10.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2884 2639
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4850 115 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.6 L/98
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6300 125 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.01 - 0.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 3.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan Kicks
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
6.5 5.3
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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2018 Kia Soul
  • 2019s arriving; 2018s sold out
  • Incentives: Up to $2,000 cash
  • Finance: From 0% for 60 months
  • Lease: From $209 per month
2018 Nissan Kicks
  • 2018 Nissan Kicks is a great value; 2019s arriving soon
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 cash back
  • Financing: From 0% APR for 36 months
  • Leasing: From $235 per month for 36 months
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