See how a 2017 Kia Soul sizes up to its competition in Brakes And Stopping Near Duluth, GA.

July 2nd, 2017 by

Compared To Jeep Compass 2017

For better stopping power the Soul !’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Compass:

Soul! Compass
Front Rotors 12 inches 12.5 inches

The Kia Soul has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Rear drums are standard on the Compass. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes which work much harder than conventional brakes.

The Soul stops much shorter than the Compass:

Soul Compass Highlander Hybrid
70 tp 0 MPH 162 feet 195 feet Consumer Reports
60 to 0 MPH 127 feet 145 feet Consumer Reports
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 170 feet Consumer Reports

Compared To Fiat 500 2017

For better stopping power the Soul’s brake rotors are larger than those on the 500:

Soul Soul! 500 500 Abarth
Front Rotors 11 inches 12 inches 10.1 inches 11.1 inches
Rear Rotors 10.3 inches 10.3 inches 9.4 inches 9.4 inches

The Soul stops much shorter than the 500:

Soul 500
70 tp 0 MPH 162 feet 195 feet Car Driver
60 to 0 MPH 114 feet 131 feet Motor Trend
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 142 feet Consumer Reports

Compared To Mazda CX-5 2016

For better stopping power the Soul !’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the CX-5:

Soul CX-5
Front Rotors 12 inches 11.7 inches

The Soul stops much shorter than the CX-5:

Soul CX-5
70 tp 0 MPH 162 feet 181 feet Car Driver
60 to 0 MPH 114 feet 125 feet Motor Trend
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 142 feet Consumer Reports

Compared To MINI Cooper Countryman 2016

The Soul stops shorter than the Cooper Countryman:

Soul Cooper Countryman
70 tp 0 MPH 162 feet 164 feet Car Driver
60 to 0 MPH 127 feet 135 feet Consumer Reports
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 142 feet Consumer Reports

Compared To Hyundai Accent 2016

For better stopping power the Soul’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Accent:

Soul Soul! Accent
Front Rotors 11 inches 12 inches 10.1 inches

The Kia Soul has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Rear drums are standard on the Accent. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes which work much harder than conventional brakes.

The Soul stops much shorter than the Accent:

Soul Accent
70 tp 0 MPH 162 feet 174 feet Car Driver
60 to 0 MPH 114 feet 129 feet Motor Trend
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 147 feet Consumer Reports

Compared To Jeep Patriot 2017

For better stopping power the Soul !’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Patriot:

Soul! Patriot
Front Rotors 12 inches 11.5 inches

The Kia Soul has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Rear drums are standard on the Patriot. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes which work much harder than conventional brakes.

The Soul stops much shorter than the Patriot:

Soul Patriot
70 tp 0 MPH 162 feet 188 feet Car Driver
60 to 0 MPH 114 feet 137 feet Motor Trend
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 158 feet Consumer Reports

Compared To Smart ForTwo 2017
For better stopping power the Soul’s brake rotors are larger than those on the ForTwo:

Soul Soul! ForTwo
Front Rotors 11 inches 12 inches 10.2 inches
Rear Rotors 10.3 inches 10.3 inches 8″ drums

The Kia Soul has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Only rear drums come on the ForTwo. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes which work much harder than conventional brakes.

The Soul stops shorter than the ForTwo:

Soul ForTwo
60 to 0 MPH 127 feet 132 feet Consumer Reports
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 140 feet Consumer Reports

Compared To Subaru Crosstrek 2017

For better stopping power the Soul !’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Crosstrek:

Soul! Crosstrek
Front Rotors 12 inches 11.6 inches

The Soul stops much shorter than the Crosstrek:

Soul Crosstrek
70 tp 0 MPH 162 feet 186 feet Car Driver
60 to 0 MPH 114 feet 125 feet Motor Trend
60 to 0 MPH (Wet) 135 feet 148 feet Consumer Reports
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