Kia Soul vs. Volkswagen Golf

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$16,490 - $18,190
$21,895 - $25,495

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.73 / 5
66 Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
147 - 168 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L GDI DOHC Dual CVVT I4
1.8L TSI DOHC 16V 4
1.4L TSI DOHC 16V 4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
38.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
38.6 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
163 in.
179.6 - 179.8 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2884 - 2942 lbs.
3053 - 3325 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
147 - 168 hp

Torque

Torque
118 ft. lbs.
184 - 199 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.2 gal.
13.2 - 14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 - 29 mpg
26 - 33 mpg

City

City
24 - 26 mpg
22 - 29 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
29 - 37 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Kia Soul
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
4MOTION - Wagon

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Small Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
101 ft³.
94.3 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2884 - 2942 lbs.
3053 - 3325 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 - 28 mpg.
24 - 32 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 - 26 mpg.
22 - 29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 - 31 mpg.
29 - 37 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 - 1.8 L/110

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 - 4.40
3.46, 3.77, 4.11, 5.07

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 - 2.73
2.05, 2.09, 2.12, 2.97

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 - 1.83
1.30, 1.32, 1.36, 1.95

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 - 1.39
0.90, 0.91, 0.97, 1.47

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 1.00
0.77, 0.90, 0.91, 1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - 0.77
0.63, 0.76, 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 - 3.70
3.99, 4.00, 4.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 - 4.56
3.39, 3.87, 3.94, 4.38

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550
480

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - 6.5
5.5, 5.6, 7.1, 7.4

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
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
15 X 6 - 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.
35.8 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.
10.7 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.2 gal.
13.2 - 14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
38.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in.
55.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
38.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.1 in.
35.6 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.7 in.
53.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
103.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
163 in.
179.6 - 179.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
63.5 in.
58.3 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62 in.
61 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in.
59.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in.
5.4 - 5.5 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Soul
Golf

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Wagon

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.6
1.4 - 1.8

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum - iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4