Kia Soul relatively trouble free but has a few design flaws.
The vehicle is comfortable to ride in for up to 4 people. Storage area is average for a small vehicle. It does not get great gas mileage. For a car this small, it should get much way better gas mileage. Stats say 31 hwy 24 city but I think it gets less than that. I'm forever filling up my gas tank. Next car I get will be more fuel efficient. Another problem I have is the seat-belt design. It's easy to get it twisted and very hard to untwist if the belt in the holder mechanism gets twisted. They need to work on the seat-belt design. I also rented a Kia Forte which had the same bad design and I could not get the seat belt untwisted to put it on. This creates a dangerous situation. Another issue with the Kia Soul is the electronic tire warning is always lighting up whenever there is a change in the temperature. I have to double check to make sure I don't actually have a flat tire. The mechanism is too sensitive and turns on way too frequently when it isn't necessary. I would like more cup storage between the driver and passenger side. I like the lighted glove box. I also like the mood lighting options in the door as well as the full-size back up camera. The car came with a lot of extras which I did appreciate. I really wish they would bring back the inclusion of a cd player. I get tired of listening to the radio and don't feel I should have to pay extra to buy a separate system for my car when I've already spent a lot of money for a new vehicle. The floor mats are another problem as they can be difficult to remove and put back in. Overall, the car has been low-maintenance and trouble free.