Kia Soul

Kia Soul

About Kia Soul

Since its debut, we’ve loved everything about the Kia Soul except its lack of power. Well, that all changed last year with the introduction of a new turbocharged engine. With more power onboard, the 2018 Kia Soul wagon delivers in every area that matters. Its styling remains fresh and funky, and the interior provides room for five, or two people and a ton of cargo. Kia knows its intending audience is a young one, so Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are along for the ride, too. While the 2018 Kia Soul doesn’t offer the all-wheel-drive capability of the Fiat 500X, Mazda CX-3 or Mini Cooper Countryman, it competes well against the Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic hatchbacks, and its 10-year/100,000-mile warranty smokes them all.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Kia Soul
What's new for 2018?
2018 Kia Soul

For 2018, the Kia Soul sees the UVO3 infotainment system expanded to the Base Convenience package and made standard on the Soul Plus. The Plus Primo package becomes the Primo Lit package and gains HID headlights, LED positioning lights and a new Wild Orange paint option.

  • Expert Rating: 8.6
  • Consumers Rating: 8.9
  • MPG 24|30
2017 Kia Soul
What's new for 2017?
2017 Kia Soul

The 2017 Kia Soul wagon gets a host of upgrades in addition to the Soul Exclaim's new turbo engine. Other updates include available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-way-power passenger seat, blind-spot monitoring, additional USB ports, HID headlights, and a new full-color information display between the gauges for the Exclaim.

2016 Kia Soul
What's new for 2016?
2016 Kia Soul

Kia’s Soul wagon for 2016 gets new options, including 2-tone paint and lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems. The base model receives standard alloy wheels, the Plus trim gains fog lights and a rearview camera, and the Exclaim gains leather seats. A lower-cost Soul EV-e trim is offered, but only in California.

2015 Kia Soul
What's new for 2015?
2015 Kia Soul

The big news is the new 2015 Kia Soul EV electric car, initially for sale in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. Other than that, the Soul receives only minor updates such as UVO telematics packaging for base models and available Nappa leather seating in top trims.

2014 Kia Soul
What's new for 2014?
2014 Kia Soul

For 2014, the Kia Soul has been heavily redesigned. That means a new, more rigid chassis, a reworked suspension, updated styling inside and out, and a host of new features. The only major carryover is the engine lineup, which sees slight modifications for 2014.

2013 Kia Soul
What's new for 2013?
2013 Kia Soul

Changes are minimal for the 2013 Kia Soul a year after it received new drivetrains. Among the differences this year are a revised hood badge, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity and steering wheel-mounted audio controls now standard on base models with manual transmission.

2012 Kia Soul
What's new for 2012?
2012 Kia Soul

For 2012, the Kia Soul receives a minor facelift, new drivetrains and a host of new interior features. The Soul Sport trim level has been discontinued.

2011 Kia Soul
What's new for 2011?
2011 Kia Soul

For 2011, Kia will offer two Special Edition Soul models featuring automatic climate control and unique paint and trim.

2010 Kia Soul
What's new for 2010?
2010 Kia Soul

The arrival of the Kia Soul puts an end to Scion's near monopoly on economical, versatile, boldly styled cars aimed directly at the younger set.

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Consumer Reviews

Had soul for only 6 months 6000 miles

By on Thursday, November 30, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "handles good on roads"

Cons: "Has blind spots on both rear sides."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Wifes first drive of soul

"1-My son is 6ft7in, He fits fine in the soul, 2-Door upholstery cleans with free whips from Publics, 3-Seat comfort & adjustments are good, 4-Clearance off the ground - ie. some cars hit the curb when parking, 5-Has sporty tight suspension, handles well on roads, 6-Could have better gas milage=wife only drives automatic. 7-Last but not least: price under 20k. Wished I could add built-in rearview monitor on the base model. It is easy to get in and out of, is peppy enough to pass if needed, drives 85mph, has plenty of room, tight enough handling and VERY comfortable. Easy to park. Has blind spots on both rear sides. The bright color is easy for others to see. We all love this car every time we get in it!"

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Wifes first drive of soul

VERY PLEASED

By on Sunday, September 17, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "low Cost, easy to drive."

Cons: "I had three Factory recalls"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Soul was just what I was looking for, Better than average mileage, comfortable and extra room at an affordable price. Even without any upgrades the vehicles standard equipment was surprising. Its just under three years old and I still enjoy driving it."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Excellent value!!

By on Thursday, November 9, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Entrance room, Inside room, features, smooth ride,"

Cons: "1.6 engine lacks power but is OK"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This vehicle has great features and room for the price! It rides better than some more expensive similar cars ( Even better than a 2016 Kia Sportage which I also own). Fun to drive with three drive modes. Excellent front door entrance without making an effort to avoid hitting your head. I would recommend it to anyone who wants an inexpensive dependable vehicle with lots of features and an excellent drive."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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