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City mpg:
24
Highway mpg:
30

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2017 Kia Soul Hatchback Overview

The standard features of the Kia Soul Base include Gamma 1.6L I-4 130hp engine, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16" aluminum wheels, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability, power mirrors.

2017 Kia
Soul Hatchback

Starting at: $16,100

  • Manufacturer Offer

    Special Low 0% APR (66 months) plus $750 Bonus Cash For Qualified Buyers

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    Applies to select new 2017 Kia Soul.

    * Disclaimer(s)

    • Quantities limited. Available only at participating Kia dealers. Contact your local Kia dealer for availability. 0% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) up to 36 months. 0% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) up to 60 months. 0% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) up to 66 months. 1.9% Annual Percentage Rate (APR) up to 72 months. Plus $750 Bonus Cash APR financing available, subject to credit approval by Kia Motors Finance (KMF), through KMF, to very well qualified buyers and not available on balloon financing. Only a limited number of customers will qualify for advertised APR. Down payment will vary depending on APR. Bonus Cash from KMF must be applied as a down payment. Must take delivery from a participating dealer and from retail stock from 7/11/2017 to 9/5/2017. New vehicles only. This incentive is for a limited time offer on eligible Kia vehicles and may not be combined with other special offers except where specified. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual monthly payment. See your participating Kia dealer for more details on these special offers. Finance contract must be signed and dated no later than 9/5/2017.

      Truth in Lending Act Disclosure: Down payment will vary with APR and credit. For example, 0.0% APR with $2,500 down payment provides for 66 monthly payments of $15.15 per $1000 financed for qualified buyers. The rates described are for estimation purposes only; you may not be able to finance at this rate.

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  • Manufacturer Offer

    $1,500 Cash Back

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    Applies to select new 2017 Kia Soul.

    * Disclaimer(s)

    • Cash back from Kia Motors America, Inc (KMA).¬†Must take delivery from a participating dealer and from retail stock from 7/11/2017 to 9/5/2017.¬†Cash back offer when you purchase a new car only and may not be combined with finance or lease offers from Kia Motors Finance. This incentive is for a limited time offer on eligible Kia vehicles. Not all incentive programs are compatible. See dealer for details.



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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • MP3 decoder
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 6
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • Basic warranty - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 120 months/100,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/100,000miles
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 60 months/60,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Engine displacement - 1.6 L
  • Engine horsepower - 130hp @ 6,300RPM
  • Engine torque - 118 lb.-ft. @ 4,850RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 77.0mm x 85.4mm (3.03" x 3.36")
  • Compression ratio - 11.00 to 1
  • Exterior length - 4,140mm (163.0")
  • Exterior body width - 1,801mm (70.9")
  • Exterior height - 1,613mm (63.5")
  • Wheelbase - 2,570mm (101.2")
  • Turning radius - 5.3m (17.4')
  • Front legroom - 1,039mm (40.9")
  • Rear legroom - 993mm (39.1")
  • Front headroom - 1,006mm (39.6")
  • Rear headroom - 1,003mm (39.5")
  • Front hiproom - 1,351mm (53.2")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,252mm (49.3")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,410mm (55.5")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,389mm (54.7")
  • Passenger volume - 2,860L (101.0 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 532 L (19 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,402 L (50 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 1.6
  • Cylinder configuration - I-4
  • Horsepower - 130hp @ 6,300RPM
  • Torque - 118 lb.-ft. @ 4,850RPM
  • Number of valves - 16
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Regular Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed manual
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 27mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 14.2gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 24mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 30mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Adjustable head restraints - driver and passenger w/tilt
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 205/60HR16.0
  • Rear tires - 205/60HR16.0
  • Wheel size - 16"
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer

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  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2017 Kia Soul Hatchback Search New $16,100   130-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  6-spd man.  24 / 30  
2017 Kia Soul Hatchback Search New $17,700   130-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  25 / 30  
+ 2017 Kia Soul Hatchback + Search New $19,800   161-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  25 / 30  
! 2017 Kia Soul Hatchback ! Search New $22,800   201-hp 1.6L 4-cyl  7-spd auto with auto-shift  26 / 31  

Reviews

Driving Impression

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
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The base 1.6-liter engine is slow. One hundred thirty horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque is minimal. But if you don’t commute on the freeway, it keeps up. For an entry-level new car, considering the cargo capacity and cool factor, the base model with the six-speed manual is a good car for the money.

The 2.0-liter only comes with the six-speed automatic transmission whose downshifts are responsive and quick, although at freeway speeds, it shifts between fifth and sixth gears too much. It can be locked in manual so it only upshifts at redline, but that probably won’t keep it from downshifting from sixth to fifth.

The new turbo engine, built by Hyundai, makes 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, enough so there’s torque steer if you stand on it. With this engine, the Soul is a quick car on a winding backroad.

However, when driven slowly, running errands around the neighborhood, it can feel lethargic and unwilling, and with non-linear acceleration. Throttle response is sluggish when transitioning from coasting to slow or moderate acceleration. Push on the accelerator harder and it then it surges with more gusto than wanted. In short, the car feels sluggish.

Underway, Soul is neither as tippy as the boxy profile suggests nor is the ride as busy as the short wheelbase suggests. Twin-path dampers deliver good control, confidence in corners, and isolation from small bumps. The Soul offers reasonably responsive handling, braking and acceleration when driven quickly on a winding road, where it can feel sporty and fun, and there’s a Sport mode that firms up the steering, but the Soul is no VW Golf or Mini Cooper.

The transmission can be so slow to transition from Drive to Reverse and back to Drive that it reminds us of an old movie where the sea captain moves the power lever from Half to Full, an engineer below deck sees the lever has moved and then shouts “Full steam ahead!” to another seaman who moves a lever to increase engine speed. This can seem tedious when in a hurry.

Walk Around

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
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The Kia Soul’s shape is still perky, but not so fresh any more. The proportions are right, as the sharp angles on the chunky sheetmetal work with the roofline. The windshield pillars are abrupt while leaning back a bit, keeping the profile from being overly square.

The Soul needs the body-colored trim in the Plus and Exclaim models, to smooth out and enhance the shape.

Interior Overview

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
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There is a sea of black plastic in the dash panel, with some chrome and glossy trim to add contrast. There are some unexpected upscale touches, such as the steering wheel, gauges, and some soft materials. The instrument panel is low so the driver looks downward at it. The centerstack with its controls is canted toward the driver. Speakers sit on top of vents at the edges of the dash.

The seats are firm and supportive, but a tall driver might find himself too high, and there might not be enough support for long thighs. The Plus and Exclaim have a folding center armrest in the rear. But the best part is, there’s an amazing 39 inches of rear seat legroom, more than many SUVs.

Soul offers a good level of standard equipment for a base compact, but there’s no cruise control or center front armrest. The rearview camera is available in a package costing $2000, a high price for a basic safety feature.

There’s good cargo room inside, with 24.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and with them folded there’s a vast 61.3 cubic feet; the Soul is like a tiny cargo van.

The Soul gets back to being an inexpensive compact car when it comes to interior noise. The Exclaim’s turbo motor drones into the cabin, and begins to howl when the engine tops 4000 rpm. The other two slower engines are louder.

Summary

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
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The Kia Soul does indeed have some soul, along with some compelling traits. The base model, even with its speed-challenged 1.6-liter engine and six-speed gearbox, offers a good value. The new 201-horsepower turbo with the seven-speed dual clutch transmission makes the Soul an enjoyable driving companion when the revs are kept up.

Sam Moses contributed to this report, with New Car Test Drive editor Mitch McCullough reporting from New Jersey.

Model Lineup

Editor:
Mitch McCullough
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Kia Soul ($16,100) comes with cloth seats, air conditioning, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Manual transmission is standard, automatic is available ($17,700).

Soul+ ($19,800) gets upgraded cloth upholstery, a 5.0-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, 17-inch wheels, and body-colored bumpers and trim.

Soul! ($22,800) comes with the new turbo engine, 18-inch wheels and sporty exterior bits. Inside, there are leather seats and piano black trim, a 4.3-inch LED instrument cluster, and keyless ignition.

All Souls get a great warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles, and the powertrain for 10 years or 100,000 miles. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

The advertised price does not include sales tax, vehicle registration fees, finance charges, and any other fees required by law. We attempt to update this inventory on a regular basis. However, there can be lag time between the sale of a vehicle and the update of the inventory.

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