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What is Better Kia Soul or Nissan Maxima QX?

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14 reasons to buy Kia Soul

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.3 vs 9.5 45% or 7.8 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 77.2 mm vs 76 mm 2% or 1.2 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 84.5 mm vs 73.3 mm 13% or 11.2 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More torque 260 nM vs 179 nM 31% or 81 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 10.9 sec. vs 11.3 sec. 0.4 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 85 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 61% or 52 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More maximum trunk space 671 liters vs 520 liters 23% or 151 liters
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 10 years vs 6 years 40% or 4 years
More painted surfaces warranty 5 years vs 3 years 40% or 2 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 99441 miles vs 62150 miles 38% or 37291 miles
More standard warranty - Years 7 years vs 3 years 57% or 4 years
Other specs
Less weight 1345 kg vs 1415 kg 5% or 70 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.5 meters vs 10.8 meters 3% or 0.3 meters

12 reasons to buy Nissan Maxima QX

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

140 bhp vs 126 bhp

103 kw. vs 94 kw.

10% or 14 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
More top speed 126 mph vs 113 mph 13 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 30.69 mpg vs 54.25 mpg 77% or 23.56 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 38.69 mpg vs 61.46 mpg 59% or 22.77 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 23 mpg vs 45.56 mpg 98% or 22.56 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 48 liters 31% or 22 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2015 kg vs 1780 kg 12% or 235 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 600 kg vs 435 kg 28% or 165 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 700 kg vs 550 kg 21% or 150 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1500 kg vs 1300 kg 13% or 200 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 70 kg 30% or 30 kg

Neutral reasons Kia Soul vs. Nissan Maxima QX

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 6400 RPM 38% or 2400 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1582 cm3 vs 1995 cm3 21% or 413 cm3 less
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs V6
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply COMMON RAIL vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4105 mm vs 4920 mm 17% or 815 mm shorter
Width 1785 mm vs 1780 mm 0% or 5 mm wider
Height 1610 mm vs 1435 mm 11% or 175 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2550 mm vs 2750 mm 7% or 200 mm less
Front tires size 205/55 R16 vs 215/55 R16
Rear tires size 205/55 R16 vs 215/55 R16
Spare wheel ORARY spare wheel vs 215/55 R16
Type of wheels 16" alloy wheels vs 16 alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)