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Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Top 82%258 points
Top 82%
Top 80%289 points
Top 80%
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Ford Focus ST (2014) vs Kia Soul Connect (2015): 36 facts in comparison

1. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
10.2l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km
8.5l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
7.4l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km
5.8l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
366Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm
161Nm

4. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
84% have it

5. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
1269l
Toyota Sienna SE (2014): 4247l
994l

6. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.65m
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m
2.57m

7. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
76% have it

8. shorter length

203mm shorter length.
4.34m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m
4.14m

9. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
73% have it

10. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
674l
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014): 3448l
354l

11. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
18% have it

12. higher Euro NCAP rating

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.
5
Ford Fiesta ST (2014): 6
5

13. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
47l
Ford Super Duty F-250 XL (2015): 132l
54l

14. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
61% have it

15. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
5yrs
Kia Rondo Platinum (2014): 12yrs
10yrs

16. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
82% have it

17. weight

175kg lighter.
1.46t
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.5kg
1.29t

18. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
19% have it

19. height

127mm shorter.
1.47m
Volvo XC70 (2015): 917mm
1.59m

20. Has air suspension

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
33% have it

21. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
26% have it

22. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
252hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
130hp

23. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
4
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013): 16
3

24. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013): 64
12

25. width

245mm narrower.
2.04m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m
1.8m

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