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2014 Kia Soul 2014 Ford Focus 2014 Fiat 500L
5dr Wgn Auto Base
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4dr Sdn S
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  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
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  • Easy
  • Trekking
  • Lounge

Prices

MSRP $16,900 $16,810 $19,195
Invoice $16,275 $15,843 $19,050
Avg. Paid $17,644 $17,113 $19,811

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.3 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.0 8.1
Performance 7.2 8.5 7.3
Interior 8.4 7.7 7.6
Safety 9.7 9.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 2.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Ample cargo and passenger room
  • Lots of standard features
  • Low price
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Superb handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Excellent visibility
  • Ample cargo space
  • Intuitive controls and tech features
Cons
  • Tepid acceleration
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Confusing tech features
  • Rivals offer sportier handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83
MPG 24 City / 30 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.2 104.3 102.8
Length, Overall (in) 163 178.5 166.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 71.8 69.8
Height, Overall (in) 63 57.7 65.7

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2879 2935 3203

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 101 90.7 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.3 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.9 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.6 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 53.9 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 38 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 33.2 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 53.7 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 49.3 52.7 53
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 61.3 68
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard 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
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.6 L/97 2.0 L/122 1.4 L/83
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 130 @ 6300 160 @ 6500 160 @ 5500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 118 @ 4850 146 @ 4450 184 @ 2500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 36 32.3

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 36 (Est) 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.2 12.4 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard