2017 Kia Soul Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,283 - $22,198
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
130-201
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,283 - $22,198
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
130-201
Seats
5

Ranks #4 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 3.7 Styling 4.3 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

The 2017 Kia Soul gets something the funky little 5-door hatchback has always needed, but never had: abundant horsepower. The Kia Soul Exclaim -- the top-level model -- now comes with a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine. It headlines a host of changes that includes blind-spot monitoring and more. The Soul is also available, but less recommendable, in all-electric form.

Kia Soul Models & Trims

Base $13,283 - $15,402*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
+ $19,369 - $22,198*
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
! $19,369 - $22,198*
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.69

185 Reviews

74% 22% 4% 1% 1 star 0%

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

I find the Soul to be dependable.

Small car but plenty of people space. Back seat has good legroom. however not much cargo space. I find it handles well even on wet roads. It's comfortable during long drives. I drove from GA to nm no issues. I feel safe driving in heavy rain the tires grip the road pretty well. I do not like I have to remember every time I start to change drive mode to sport to get better gas mileage, in city 27-30 mpg where as eco only 24 mpg. I do not like that all the doors unlock when you put the car in park that is a safety issue for me. I drive a lot 30, 000 miles in 14 months. I find my Soul to be dependable.

- Zion W

Kia Soul: A nice hatchback with an automatic/convertible transmission

I like this car, but I am upset that it does not have an "overdrive" setting. I had a 2013 model previously, and the automatic prindle had an "O/D" button that prevented the car from going into the highest gear for safety in certain situations. On my new car, instead of an "O/D" button, the level will shift to the left and become a manual transmission shifter. It is dangerous to turn this mode on while driving, and then assume that the car in still in automatic, because you will then proceed to ride the car in the wrong gear.

- Andrew K

Don't be fooled by a potential unappealing box-like shape - a Kia soul is a reliable, fun, spacious ride!

I got my Kia Soul when my older Honda Civic died on me unexpectedly. It was really an upgrade for me. It's reliable and has three different speed settings (Eco, Regular, Sport) which I really appreciate and love. I also enjoy the medium size of the car, it's a lot more room than my Civic. I'm a little bummed that I didn't get the Kia Soul Plus because I wish my Kia had a touch screen and backup camera. But overall it's a perfect car for a 24 year old!

- Anna M

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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
$13,283 - $15,402
$19,369 - $22,198

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
161 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L GDI DOHC Dual CVVT I4
2.0L GDI DOHC Dual CVVT I4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
37.9 - 39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
37.9 - 39.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
235/45R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
163 in.
163 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2884 - 2942 .lbs
3163 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
161 hp

Torque

Torque
118 ft. lbs.
150 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.2 gal.
14.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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