Kia Soul

Kia Soul

About Kia Soul

The 2017 Kia Soul finally receives the one thing it's lacked since the first hamster-driven 5-door hatchback appeared on our streets: horsepower. The top-level 2017 Soul Exclaim now boasts a 201-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers the verve the Kia Soul's funky styling and marketing long promised. Beyond the Turbo model's extra power, the entire lineup now offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, blind-spot detection, additional USB inputs and more. The all-electric Soul EV touts gas-free driving, but its range is only 93 miles, and availability is limited. The 2017 Soul is a compelling alternative not just to subcompact SUVs like the Fiat 500X or Mini Cooper Countryman, but also the Mazda3, Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic hatchbacks, especially when you consider its long warranty and low starting price.

LATEST MODEL
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.

  • Expert Rating: 8.7
  • Consumers Rating: 8.9
  • MPG 24|30
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.

Consumer Reviews

Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned

By on Sunday, November 5, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "very Roomy and Price as well as fun to drive"

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

Soul when we bought it

"I love this car i have not had one bit of problems with this car for the last two years of owning this car there was one recall with the passenger seat belt but other then that not one issue has come up with owning this car very reliable"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Soul when we bought it

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."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Wifes first drive of soul

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