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Kia Soul Connect (2015) vs Ford Focus ST (2014): 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.
8.5l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km
10.2l/100 km

2. 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.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
84% have it

3. 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.
5.8l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km
7.4l/100 km

4. 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.
161Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm
366Nm

5. 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).
2.57m
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m
2.65m

6. greater cargo volume

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

7. 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.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
72% have it

8. 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

9. shorter length

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

10. 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.
994l
Toyota Sienna SE (2014): 4247l
1269l

11. 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.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
82% have it

12. larger fuel tank

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

13. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
75% have it

14. 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.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
17% have it

15. Has dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
4% have it

16. more horsepower

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

17. width

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

18. weight

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

19. 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.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
60% have it

20. height

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

21. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Kia Soul Connect (2015)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
81% have it

22. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.01m
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014): 1.09m
973mm

23. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
6
Tesla Model X 75D (2016): 12
7

24. 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.
3
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013): 16
4

25. more valves

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

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