Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Tesla Model 3

2018 Kia Soul
2018 Tesla Model 3
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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
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
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Long Range Battery AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range Battery AWD N/A N/A N/A $53,000
Model 3 Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $49,000
Model 3 Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $46,000
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $64,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,698
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$53,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$883 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.6
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 Tesla Model 3 promises Tesla chic at mass-market prices, at least when less expensive versions arrive, but build quality should be any buyer’s biggest worry.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 53.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101 97
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
163 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 56.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 14
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 13.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 4072
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 112
Battery Range (mi)
- 310
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 120
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 116
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All 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 -
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 9.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 1
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Tesla Model 3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
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
-

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