2014 Kia Soul vs Nissan Cube Vehicle Comparison

The 2014 Kia Soul comes in the Base model as well as the Plus and Exclaim. The 2014 Nissan Cube comes in two models – the 2014 Nissan Cube S and Cube SL.

kia soul vs nissan cube

2014 Kia Soul vs. Nissan Cube

Engine Comparison 

The Kia Soul Base has a 1.6 liter engine that cranks out 130 horsepower whereas the Nissan Cube S’s 1.8 liter engine only gets 122 horsepower. The Kia Soul features a six-speed automatic engine with overdrive. The Soul’s engine is gasoline direct injected.

The Nissan Cube’s engine, on the other hand, features a Nissan direct injection system with a six-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable valve timing control system. The Kia Soul has a similar, dual continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) system under its hood.

Both the Kia Soul and Nissan Cube feature 16 valve, 4 cylinder engines. The Kia Soul Base gets great fuel economy at 30 miles per gallon (MPG) on the highway and 22 MPG in the city. The Nissan Cube’s fuel economy amounts to 30 MPG on the highway and 25 MPG in the city.

Tech Features 

The Kia Soul features XM radio across all three models as well as a six speaker audio system with mounted tweeters standard. Speaker lights, voice command navigation and a Bose audio system upgrade are all optional features on the Kia Soul Plus and Exclaim.

That said, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a USB port, auxiliary jack and steering wheel mounted controls are all standard features across all three models of the 2014 Kia Soul. A trip computer, remote keyless entry and FlexSteer are also standard features.

The updated key fob on the 2014 Kia Soul allows you to open and secure the Soul with the push of a single button; additionally, you can now tuck the key into the key fob for easy transportation and convenience.

The Nissan Cube offers similar, illuminated steering wheel mounted controls and a six speaker audio system with 1.5-inch tweeters. A speed sensitive volume control and auxiliary input for your audio devices is standard on the 2014 Nissan Cube.

2014 Kia Soul Interior Dash Philadelphia

Safety Features 

The 2014 Nissan Cube offers a dual-stage front airbag system as well as side supplemental airbags for the driver and front passenger. Three-point seat belts for all seating positions are standard on the 2014 Nissan Cube S and Cube SL.

Buckling creases in the hood ensure that the Nissan Cube takes the brunt of the impact upfront without endangering any passengers. An innovative traction control system on the 2014 Nissan Cube in addition to child safety locks in the rear and a tire pressure monitoring system ensure that your drive is a safe one.

The 2014 Kia Soul, alternatively, provides dual-stage advanced airbags in the front and full-length side curtain airbags. Three-point seat belts for all seating positions is also a safety asset on the 2014 Kia Soul.

Kia’s four-wheel antilock breaking, a stability control system, side-impact door beams and hill start assist control all translate to more safety. The hill start assist control system, in particular, ensures that the car doesn’t backslide while negotiating a steep incline.

Interior Dimensions 

In terms of front and rear headroom, the Kia Soul matches up well to the Nissan Cube. The 2014 Kia Soul features 39 inches of front and rear headroom whereas the Nissan Cube features around 42 inches of front headroom and 40 inches of rear headroom.

The larger issue when deciding between these two vehicles is how much importance you place on features like remote keyless entry and Bluetooth.


Come visit Burlington Kia today to test drive the new 2014 Kia Soul.

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