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Here's how the 2021 Kia Soul and the 2021 Volkswagen Golf measure up.
LX Manual
$17,590
Starting MSRP
1.4T TSI Manual
$23,195
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

147.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

147.0-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
27 33 -
Size
165.2" length, 63" height 167.6" length, 58.2" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Sabre Black

Dark Brown

Medium pebble

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact Cars -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in Compact in -
Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 16 X 6.5 in -
Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 16 X 6.5 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 480 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 147 @ 5000 -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 184 @ 1400 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
357.50 mi 382.80 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG 33 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG 39 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
443.30 mi 514.80 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG 29 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in 10.7 in -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in 11.3 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.3 gal 13.2 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft 35.8 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2802 lbs 2945 lbs -

Dimensions

Height, Overall
63 in 58.2 in -
Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in 55.9 in -
Front Head Room
39.4 in 38.4 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A 53.7 ft³ -
Length, Overall
165.2 in 167.6 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in 70.8 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Front Leg Room
41.1 in 41.2 in -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
24.2 ft³ 17.4 ft³ -
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Min Ground Clearance
6.7 in 5.4 in -
Second Head Room
39.5 in 38.1 in -
Wheelbase
102.4 in 103.8 in -
Second Shoulder Room
54.7 in 53.9 in -
Passenger Volume
N/A 93.5 ft³ -
Track Width, Front
62 in 61 in -
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Track Width, Rear
62.4 in 59.8 in -
Second Leg Room
38.8 in 35.6 in -
Rear Door Opening Width
N/A - -
Rear Door Opening Height
N/A - -

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