Compare 2023 Kia Soul vs 2022 Nissan Kicks

2023 Kia Soul
2022 Nissan Kicks
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EX IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul EX IVT 28 33 $23,005 $24,090
Soul GT-Line IVT 28 33 $22,338 $23,390
Soul LX IVT 29 35 $19,098 $19,790
Soul S IVT 29 35 $21,509 $22,290
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S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kicks S FWD 31 36 $19,269 $19,990
Kicks SR FWD 31 36 $21,729 $22,550
Kicks SV FWD 31 36 $21,057 $21,850

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,005
$19,269

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,090
$19,990

Monthly Payment Estimate

$402 / month
$333 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.0
5.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2022 Kia Soul loses more of its urge, but little of its character. The 2022 Nissan Kicks hatchback packs features and value into its small footprint, but it’s not very quick.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 31 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small Station Wagons Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 40.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.5 53

Second Leg Room (in)

38.8 33.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

41.1 43.7

Second Head Room (in)

39.5 38.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.7 53.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 92.7

Front Hip Room (in)

- 50.9

Second Hip Room (in)

- 49.1

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.7 7

Length, Overall (in)

165.2 169.1

Height, Overall (in)

63 63.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 60.4

Wheelbase (in)

102.4 103.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.9 69.3

Track Width, Front (in)

62 59.8

Liftover Height (in)

- 27.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

24.2 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

- 25.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 38.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 57

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

- 25.3

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 53.2

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 31.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

- 32.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 35.4

Brakes

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 -

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 8

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA 8

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.3 10.8

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.8 34.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P215/55HR17 P205/60HR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/55HR17 P205/60VR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2844 2682

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 6.5 16 X 6

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 6.5 16 X 6

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 120

Engine

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

132 @ 4500 114 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 1.6 L/98

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

147 @ 6200 122 @ 6300

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 31

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 36

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.82 3.77

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD CVT w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.68 - 0.39 4.01 - 0.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.71 3.93

Trans Type

1 1

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Kia Soul Nissan Kicks

Body Style

Hatchback Sport Utility

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

5.9 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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