How Much Fuel Would the 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo Need to Drive Around Each Planet in Our Solar System?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 7:19 pm
Diagram of our solar system (excluding Pluto)

2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo Fuel Economy & Driving Range

For the last 50 years, July 20 has been holding a special place in our hearts because it is the anniversary of man landing on the moon. Since then, space exploration has come a long way and our fascination and celebration of it has really grown in the last few years (haven’t you noticed that galaxy print is everywhere?). In addition to the moon and stars, we have a special fascination with the planets in our solar system – and we are amazed how each planet has its own personality and how big some of them are compared to our home planet Earth.

Today, we thought that we would have some fun and showcase the fuel economy and driving range of the 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo by finding out how much fuel it would need to drive around each planet!

Front/side profile of red 2020 Kia Soul

What Kind of Engine Does the 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo Have?

The 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo is the top-of-the-line trim level. It is the only trim that is outfitted with the 1.6L turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine (201 horsepower / 195 lb.-ft. torque). It can attain an estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Thanks to a 14.3-gallon fuel tank, it can cover approximately 386.1 city miles or 457.6 highway miles. For our calculations, we will use the highway-mile driving range.

Circumference of the Planets in Our Solar System and Fuel Needed to Circum-Navigate with the 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo

The planet Mercury


Circumference: 9,525.1 miles
Fuel Needed: 20.2 tanks

The planet Venus


Circumference: 23,628 miles
Fuel Needed: 51.6 tanks

The planet Earth


Circumference: 24,901 miles
Fuel Needed: 54.4 tanks

Earth's Moon

Earth’s Moon

Circumference: 6,786 miles
Fuel Needed: 14.8 tanks

The planet Mars


Circumference: 13,263 miles
Fuel Needed: 29.0 tanks

The planet Jupiter


Circumference: 272,946 miles
Fuel Needed: 596.5 tanks

The planet Saturn


Circumference: 235,298 miles (main planet only; rings unknown)
Fuel Needed: 514.2 tanks

The planet Uranus


Circumference: 99,786 miles
Fuel Needed: 218.1 tanks

The planet Neptune


Circumference: 96,685.4 miles
Fuel Needed: 211.3 tanks

The planet Pluto


Circumference: 4,494 miles
Fuel Needed: 9.8 tanks

Please note that our calculations were made based on full tanks of fuel, the equatorial circumference of each planet, and that surfaces were smooth, solid rock. When driving your 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo here on earth, we recommend refueling once you reach the quarter-tank mark to ensure optimal engine performance and to prevent damage.

To learn more about the 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo or any of the other trims for the 2020 Kia Soul, please contact us or visit us here at Performance Kia today!

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