Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Kia Soul
2018 Nissan Leaf
Add Vehicle
Select style
! 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
Soul EV EV Automatic N/A N/A $31,936 $33,950
Soul EV EV-e Automatic N/A N/A $30,445 $32,250
Select style
S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $28,412 $29,990
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,285 $36,200
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $30,776 $32,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,698
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Soul EV is the kind of electric vehicle we like to see. It’s fun, capable, and inconspicuous. We just wish it were easier to find at dealers. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is improved in every way over its aged predecessor: it’s better-looking, nicer inside, and has more power and battery range, at a relatively affordable price.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101 92.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 51.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
163 176.4
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 61.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 23.6
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 11.5
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 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 236
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 147 @ 3282
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 151
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 125
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 100
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 8.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Nissan LEAF
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 -
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
-

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue