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2017 Kia Soul Hatchback in Redding, California

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

    Financing Offer : $1,500 cash back and 1.9% APR for 66 months on select Kia Soul models

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    Applies to select new 2017 Kia Soul.

    * Disclaimer(s)

    • Truth in Lending Act Disclosure: Down payment will vary with APR and credit. For example, 1.9% APR with $2,500 down payment provides for 66 monthly payments of $15.97 per $1000 financed for qualified buyers. 1.9% for a term of 24 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $42.5 per $1000 financed. 1.9% for a term of 36 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $28.6 per $1000 financed. 1.9% for a term of 39 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $26.46 per $1000 financed. 1.9% for a term of 42 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $24.63 per $1000 financed. 1.9% for a term of 48 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $21.65 per $1000 financed. 1.9% for a term of 60 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $17.48 per $1000 financed. 3.9% for a term of 72 months corresponds to a monthly cost of $15.6 per $1000 financed. The rates described are for estimation purposes only; you may not be able to finance at this rate.

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  • Manufacturer Offer

    $1,000 cash back on select 2017 Kia Soul

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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 5/2/2017 - 7/10/2017. Cash back offer when you purchase a new car only and may not be combined with Special Low APR and Special Lease offers. 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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  • Manufacturer Offer

    Lease: $179 per month for 36 months. $1,999 due at signing for select 2017 Kia Soul Base

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    Applies to select new 2017 Kia Soul.

    * Disclaimer(s)

    • Closed-end lease based on new 2017 Soul (Model B1512 Base Auto. Trans.) subject to credit approval, dealer participation, and vehicle availability. Offer shown based on $1,999 due at lease signing including $179 first monthly payment, $1,225 capitalized cost reduction, $595 acquisition fee, plus tax, title, license and registration fees, dealer conveyance fee, processing fee or optional service fee and any emission testing charge. No security deposit required. Offer shown total lease payments are $8,264. Actual payments may vary. Purchase option at lease-end for offer shown of residual value of $10,413.20. Lessee is responsible for insurance, maintenance, repairs, $.20 per mile over 12,000 miles/year, excess wear, and a $400 termination fee*. Lease offer applies to 2017 Soul Base A/T (MSRP $18,595, includes freight, and excludes taxes, title, license, additional options and retailer charges). Actual prices set by dealer. Must take delivery from retail stock by 7/10/2017. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. See dealer for warranty and lease details or go to kia.com.

      *Termination fee for all states except CO, IN, IA, KS, ME, OK, SC, WI, WV & WY. WI termination fee: The amount of the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less. CO, IA, KS, ME, OK, WV & WY termination fee: The amount of two times the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less. IN & SC termination fee: The amount of three times the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less. Not all incentive programs are compatible. Additional terms and conditions apply. All matters of program eligibility and qualification will be resolved by Kia Motors America, Inc. ("KMA") in its sole discretion, and KMA reserves the right to change product and program specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Cannot exceed 12000 miles per year.

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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
“”

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.)

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