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Kia Soul:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Kia Soul side view
Kia Soul angular front perspective
Kia Soul angular rear perspective

Overview of the Kia Soul

Learn about the Kia Soul

Kia Soul Summary

A clever combination of compact agility and generous interior space, the Kia Soul is a solid choice for regular commuters or drivers who are after an affordable family vehicle. It’s more fuel-efficient and smaller than standard SUVs and comes in several model options, like the Kia Soul Electric and Kia Soul Turbo. Some drivers have noted the lack of a Kia Soul with all-wheel drive, but this sturdy crossover still stands out compared to most of its competition thanks to its great value and intelligent interior design. Expect to find technology add-ons in recent models for a more entertaining ride.

Pros and cons of the Kia Soul

  • Quirky, modern design
  • Spacious passenger seating
  • Turbo power trims available
  • Limited cargo space behind rear seats
  • No all-wheel drive available
  • Noticeable turbo lag
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Kia Soul

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Kia Soul

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption8.4 - 10.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.5 - 7.8 L/100km
  • Width1800 mm
  • Length4140 mm
  • Trunk space532 L
  • Cargo space1402 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Kia Soul

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Kia Soul 2014 - 2018 is available in 14 trims:

LX trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Kia Soul

Dimensions of the Kia Soul

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20181600 mm1800 mm4140 mm
20171600 mm1800 mm4140 mm
20161600 mm1800 mm4140 mm
20151600 mm1800 mm4140 mm
20141600 mm1800 mm4140 mm