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2012 Kia Soul 2012 Scion xB 2012 Nissan Cube
     
5dr Wgn Man Base
  • 5dr Wgn Man Base
  • 5dr Wgn Auto Base
  • 5dr Wgn Man +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto +
  • 5dr Wgn Auto !
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
5dr Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 Base
  • 5dr Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 Base
  • 5dr Wgn I4 Manual 1.8 S
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 S
  • 5dr Wgn I4 CVT 1.8 SL

Prices

MSRP $13,900 $16,300 $14,980
Invoice $13,600 $15,485 $14,452
Avg. Paid $11,715 $13,691 $11,376

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.1 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.5 8.2
Performance 7.3 7.4 7.3
Interior 8.1 7.6 7.9
Operating Cost 8.3 8.0 8.3
Safety 9.3 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious back seat
  • Fun to drive
  • Ample cargo space
  • Roomy back seat
  • Ample cargo space
Cons
  • Less cargo space than some rivals
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming handling
  • Poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 25 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 25 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon 5-Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.4 102.4 99.6
Length, Overall (in) 161.6 167.3 156.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 69.3 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 63.4 63.4 65.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 3027 2789

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.3 110.9 97.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.0 42.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 40.7 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.8 52.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.7 48.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 41.2 40.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 38.0 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7 52.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 46.7 47.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 53.4 11.6 58.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 19.3 69.9 11.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.4L/144 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 158 @ 6000 122 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 4850 162 @ 4000 127 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 34.6 34.8 33.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 14.0 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard