Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,400 - $19,900
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®
$14,400 - $19,900
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
138-164
Seats
5

Kia Soul Ranked #10 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.5 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

With its boxy looks and irreverent hamster pitchmen, the 2013 Kia Soul is proud of its status as a funky alternative to low-cost economy cars. Those who embrace the Soul’s youthful desig...

Kia Soul Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.44

361 Reviews

58% 31% 9% 1% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

I'd say the most important thing would be it efficiency. It has great mileage, is compact, and a lot of cabin space despite its smaller size.

Fantastic to drive and very reliable overall. The space in the cabin is really nice as well considering the overall smaller size of the car. The visibility is great as well. For mileage, I get about 25 mpg in the city, and usually 30 mpg on the highway. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone who wants a well-balanced and affordable car - especially as a first car! My biggest complaint would be the AC in the car. Its had issues after just 1 year of owning the car. I had to go back and forth to the dealer to get it fixed, usually to no avail. It took 3 years for me to find a mechanic that actually knew what was wrong (the dial on the control panel had shorted out). So I'd say if you want this car, make sure your dealer has a competent and reliable service center. Other than that, this car has been perfect for my school and work needs.

- Sam V

It doesn't come with a spare tire. Only a can of fix-a-flat.

Don't like the fact that it doesn't come with a spare tire but only a can of "fix-a-flat". Upon using the car, I surmise that I can do without a sunroof in my next vehicle. I figured out that I do need more leg room in the back for my young adults and a slightly larger trunk space. The NAV System could be better or it might be me but I swear it sends me the long way around all the time! Just wished it was a manual. It has been a good car for the most part but now that the extended warranty has expired it is rusting in areas and paint is blistering. It averages 30 mpgs slightly less than what was advertised at time of purchased but the company has been making amends for it. I do enjoy me small car but if I could purchase a new one that provided me with what I wish for and could afford one - I just might buy it.

- Maria B

Love it! Zippy, dependable, economical and fun!

I was not a fan of the body style initially, but it is surprisingly spacious and comfortable. With the one of the back seats folded down, we have loaded 2 full sets of hockey gear, bags, sticks, the works and had plenty space for it all. It is economical ($25 fills my tank, as of today in colorado). The original battery was just replaced last week - after almost exactly 6 years and 65k miles!! The cons are that the interior fixtures (door handles etc) seem a bit cheaply made, and the coating on the door handles chipped after less than one year of ownership. I am not a fan of the fabric on the door panels. It looks great, but does not clean well and stains/fades easily. Mechanically this car is awesome. Its zippy and reliable. I wish they would produce a 4x4/awd version, as handling in the snow isn't great!

- Pauline E

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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

MSRP

MSRP
$14,400 - $16,200
$16,700 - $17,700

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
164 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

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

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

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

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

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

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Air Bags

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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings