2009 Spring Car Guide
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Comparing 3 'square' cars

If you're trying to size up which of the square cars is the best fit for you, here's the full skinny:

Comparing 3 'square' cars
Scion xBKia SoulNissan Cube
Engine(s)2.4-liter, four-cylinder1.6-liter, four-cylinder1.8-liter, four-cylinder
Horsepower158 at 6,000 rpm122at 6,300 rpm
142at 6,000 rpm
122 at 5,200 rpm
Torque162 pound-feet at 4,000 rpm115 pound-feet at 4,200 rpm127 pound-feet at 4,800 rpm
EPA Fuel Estimate22 city/28 highway26 city/31 highway26 city/30 highway
Wheelbase102.4 inches100.4 inches99.6 inches
Overall Length167.3 inches161.6 inches156.7 inches
Overall Width69.3 inches70.3 inches66.7 inches
Overall Height64.7 inches63.4 inches65 inches
Curb Weight3,020 pounds2,800 pounds2,829 pounds
Headroom (front/rear)40/41.2 inches40.2/39.6 inches42.6/40.2 inches
Legroom (front/rear)40.7/38 inches42.1/39 inches42.4/35.5
Hip Room (front/rear)52.7/46.7 inches53.3/52.7 inches48.8/47.6 inches
Cargo Room21.7 cubic feet19.3 cubic feet11.4 cubic feet
Maximum Cargo Room69.9 cubic feet53.4 cubic feet58 cubic feet
Base Price$16,560$13,995$14,685

 

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