Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,606 - $19,600
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138-164
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,606 - $19,600
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138-164
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.6 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

Already one of our favorite high-style compact cars, the Kia Soul got even better for 2012 with upgrades inside, outside and underneath, including a new powertrain lineup that delivers m...

Kia Soul Models & Trims

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2012 Kia Soul Owner Reviews

4.44

242 Reviews

58% 31% 10% 1% 1%

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Nice small car with space inside and handy features.

Very good overall vehicle. Not too big, but still has space inside. For example, I can put 8 foot lumber in it with the hatch closed (it has to go on top of the passenger seat but it works for me). I am fairly tall, so I wish it had an inch or two more leg room for the driver, but it is a minor inconvenience. The back seats are good for kids, but putting four adults in it for a long trip might be a bit of a squeeze, especially if your driver and front passenger are tall. Since I drive alone it works well for me. The back has a good amount of cargo space and the seats fold down easily to give you plenty of space for almost anything. The car is efficient; I almost always get at least 30 miles per gallon. It also handles very well. I live in an area with lots of snow and as long as I have good tires I have never had trouble controlling the vehicle. It is also small enough with a tight turning radius to navigate tight quarters. I went with a manual transmission so I do not have cruise control. That is the main thing I miss. Also the stock entertainment center works directly with my iPod (with a Kia cable and an apple branded adaptor for lightning connection) so I can listen to what I want on the road.

- Zach B

Reliable first time car for high school/college student.

My car has been extremely reliable for me. It got me to and from school my junior and senior year as well as my many trips now between college and home on the weekends. I have had the car now for 6 years and have only had minor problems. One of the biggest problems I had with it was the reverse backup camera going out and having to be replaced with a new camera. Thankfully the warranty for the car covered it and I did not pay anything out of pocket. The next biggest issue I had was replacing all 4 tires about 5 years in from purchasing the car due to them dry rotting. I assume the weather where I live had a lot to do with this. Other than that I have had zero issues with the car. It gets me where I need to go, and on top of that it is a very safe vehicle. I love using the cruise control feature when I am on the interstate because it really helps to get the most out of my gas mileage. I would recommend this car to anyone.

- Sophia S

Love them hamsters. Dogs love hamsters?

The 2012 Kia Soul 4 door provides plenty of space for my family of 6, which includes my husband, myself, and our four large (over 60 pound) dogs with their own windows and plenty of leg and tail room. We have a manual transmission, which is a joy to drive, unless you cannot drive such a vehicle.. Ahem.. This car is great on gas mileage. Affordable to say the least. A family car with style and class. My one regret, I bought used and went with a color I did not love.. Silver.. Popular, yes. Next I will branch out and go more girly. No stopping me. I love this car. The Kia Soul is most reliable. Most comfortable. Splurge for Sirius radio. Do not forget undercoating.

- Scott J

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,606 - $8,079
$16,300 - $17,300

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
164 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC GDI dual
2.0L DOHC MPI dual
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.2 in.
40.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39 in.
39 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
100.4 in.
100.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.6 ft.
34.6 ft.

Length

Length
161.6 in.
161.6 in.

Width

Width
70.3 in.
70.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2800 - 2820 .lbs
2800 - 2820 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
164 hp

Torque

Torque
123 ft. lbs.
148 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.7 gal.
12.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 15 mpg
24 - 29 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
28 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety