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Kia Soul

Kia Soul side view

Pros and cons

  • 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

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption8.6 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.1 L/100km
  • Width1800 mm
  • Length4195 mm
  • Trunk space530 L
  • Cargo space1758 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims

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 version of the Kia Soul 2020 - present is available in 8 trims:

LX trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX trim:
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LX trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

EX trim features and specs

Available with the EX trim:
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windshield
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

EX+ trim features and specs

Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windshield
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX+ trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

EX 20th Anniversary Edition trim features and specs

Available with the EX 20th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windshield
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX 20th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX 20th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX 20th Anniversary Edition trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX 20th Anniversary Edition trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

EX Premium trim features and specs

Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windshield
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX Premium trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

GT-LINE Premium trim features and specs

Available with the GT-LINE Premium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated windshield
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GT-LINE Premium trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GT-LINE Premium trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT-LINE Premium trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GT-LINE Premium trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

EX Limited trim features and specs

Available with the EX Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX Limited trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX Limited trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX Limited trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

GT-LINE Limited trim features and specs

Available with the GT-LINE Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GT-LINE Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GT-LINE Limited trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT-LINE Limited trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GT-LINE Limited trim:
2 L - Gas - 147 hp
City consumption:8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:684 km

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Learn about the 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.

Safety

All Kia Souls, including first-generation vehicles—which launched in North America in 2010—have the following standard safety features:

  • Front, rear and side airbags
  • Anti-lock brakes, which prevent wheels from locking up during braking 
  • Stability control to help you maintain direction during sharp braking
  • Security system that disables the vehicle if the original manufacturer’s key isn’t inserted to start the car

The latest versions of the Soul from 2018 also offer more advanced safety systems. Lane departure warnings help prevent lane drift, and a blind spot detection system keeps drivers aware of vehicles approaching along the side. Smart cruise control intelligently regulates the vehicle’s speed, which can make long journeys and highway driving safer and more comfortable.

Interior

While not all drivers love the plastic interior, many find the quality better than what you’d expect for a modestly priced crossover SUV. A sunroof keeps the interior bright and airy, and controls are clearly labelled and easy to reach for the driver. You can look forward to good overall visibility from the comfortably elevated driver’s seat. 

Technology

The 2019 Kia Soul comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system to control your music, navigation and other functions with just a tap. 2019 models also include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, so you can use apps and make calls without fumbling with your phone. Satellite radio and a USB jack come standard on vehicles as early as those produced in 2010—Bluetooth was optional.

Space

One of the best things about the Soul Kia is the amount is space it has, both in the trunk and in the cabin, and this applies to all model years. There’s more than enough room for four adults to sit stretched out, but if you’re prepared to squeeze up a little, the car will fit five. In terms of cargo space, you’ll have 24.2 cubic feet with the seats up, which is more than enough for a grocery trip or to transport gym gear. Folding down the rear seats gives you a generous 63.3 cubic feet of space should you need more.

Comfort

The cloth seats may not be as high in quality as what you’ll find in other crossover SUVs, but they’re comfortable during long trips. Automatic climate control keeps the interior temperature moderate. The drive can feel a little rigid, and while you’ll notice some wind and road noise during travel, it’s not intrusive.

Frequently asked questions

The Kia Soul averages 8.7 L/100 km. If you're driving in a city, you can expect around 9.4 L/100 km, whereas on highways, it's nearer to 7.8 L/100 km.

The Kia Soul is best described as a cross between a hatchback and an SUV. However, it still falls within the category of a smaller SUV.

The Kia Soul is a compact SUV. However, the passenger and cargo space is above average compared to other subcompact SUVs.

All models years of the Kia Soul only offer front-wheel drive, which keeps the weight light and makes for a more spacoius interior.

The base price of the 2019 Kia Soul is $21,995.Older models like the 2013 can be purchased from around $9,000 to 14,000, depending on the trim.