Compare 2009 Nissan Cube vs 2010 Kia Soul

2009 Nissan Cube
2010 Kia Soul
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5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 Base 24 29 $13,500 $13,990
5-Door Wagon I4 Manual 1.8 S 24 29 $14,173 $14,690
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S 28 30 $15,135 $15,690
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 SL 28 30 $16,192 $16,790
5-Door Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 Krom 28 30 $18,557 $19,370
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5-Door Wagon Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
5-Door Wagon Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,500
$13,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,990
$13,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / month
$222 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The spacious, refined 2009 Nissan Cube makes a whole lot of sense for city dwellers, and it'll get you more attention than many sport coupes. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
48.8 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 102
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 39
Front Head Room (in)
42.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 55.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.2 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
156.7 161.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
11.4 53.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
45.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.1 23.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.73 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 0.95 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.25 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 34.4
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2762 2560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.25 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4800 115 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5200 122 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.29
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.61
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan cube Kia Soul
Body Style
5-Door Wagon 5dr Wgn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.97 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.78 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Bar Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6.7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.7

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