Kia Soul vs. Volkswagen Jetta

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,902 - $16,905
$15,844 - $17,859

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.71 / 5
72 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
150 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L GDI DOHC Dual CVVT I4
1.4L TSI I

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
Not Available
15.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Not Available

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
104.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
163 in.
183.4 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2884 - 2942 .lbs
2930 - 3009 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
118 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 15 mpg
14 - 39 mpg

City

City
24 - 25 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
38 - 40 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Soul
Volkswagen Jetta

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
101 ft³.
94.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2884 - 2942 lbs.
2930 - 3009 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 mpg.
32 - 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 - 25 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 mpg.
38 - 40 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.6 L/97
1.4 L/85

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
5 - 6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 - 4.40
3.78 - 4.46

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 - 2.73
2.12 - 2.51

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 - 1.83
1.27 - 1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 - 1.39
0.87 - 1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 1.00
0.63 - 0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - 0.77
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 - 3.70
3.19 - 3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 - 4.56
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550
540

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 - 6.6
5.4 - 5.5

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110
140

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
36.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in.
10 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.2 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
38.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in.
55.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.2 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.1 in.
38.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.7 in.
53.6 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
49.3 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
104.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
163 in.
183.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in.
70 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
63.5 in.
57.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in.
60.3 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in.
5.2 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
18.8 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
49.5 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Soul
Jetta

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.6
1.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4