Overview
Introduction
Interior
Exterior
Safety
  • overview

    Aimed squarely at and designed specifically for the young and young-at-heart, the new Kia Soul continues to make a statement for the brand with its distinctive styling, a plethora of safety options and tremendous value.

  • interior

    The new Soul was redesigned and upgraded with you in mind. Now with significantly better noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) reduction qualities, a more refined ride and many new standard features. For those who want a personal lounge on wheels or an efficient cargo carrier with 14 storage zones, Soul has it covered. While Soul offers a relatively small exterior, it offers a surprisingly spacious interior. All five adult passengers will find ingress and egress simple and effortless, credited to tall doors and a high seating position. Soul is stylishly appointed with black cloth seats on the 1.6 and leather trim on the 2.0 litre model, adding to its comfortable interior. A 60/40 split-folding rear seat with headrest height adjustment offers multiple seating and cargo arrangements depending on driver and passenger needs.

  • exterior

    The versatile five-door's low, wide stance is paired with an angled window line, rounded nose and large flared-back headlamps, giving it a playful and youthful appearance. With a friendly face and exuberant personality, Soul is perfect for coastline drives or cruising downtown city streets, embodying the mantra "a new way to roll". The beltline rises from the front wheel arch to create a gentle wedge shape and continues under and around the rear side window. The rear is dominated by the vertical combination tail lamps set into the body color panel with clear outer lenses. The body and wheel arch crease line extends around the bumper for a tough, not rough, style matching the look of the front.

  • safety

    At KIA, passive safety is of the highest priority. Enhanced passenger protection is provided through an energy absorbing body structure using high-strength tensile steel that absorbs collision forces in case of an accident. Dual front, side and curtain airbags are also offered as standard equipment on all models. The best safety features however are the ones that avoid collisions. The Soul has a fully independent front and twist-beam rear suspension system designed to deliver a highly responsive ride. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) incorporates Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) offer enhanced control, improved stability and stopping power. Electronic Stability Control (ESC)* gives you ultimate control by adjusting each front wheel’s traction to keep you on course while Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)* helps you steer the car back to a stable position. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)* stops the car rolling backwards when you pull away on a steep incline.

Specifications
  • Engine
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Bore and Stroke (mm) 81 x 9781 x 9777 x 85.4477 x 85.44
    Compression Ratio 10.310.310.510.5
    Displacement (cc) 1999199915911591
    Max Power (kW @ rpm) 122@6500122@650095@630095@6300
    Max Torque (Nm @ rpm) 200@4800200@4800157@4850157@4850
    Type In-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVTIn-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVTIn-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVTIn-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVT
  • Dimensions
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Cargo Area Capacity (l) 222-700222-700222-700222-700
    Overall Height (Mm) 1610 (1660 with Roof Rails)1610 (1660 with Roof Rails)1610 (1660 with Roof Rails)1610 (1660 with Roof Rails)
    Overall Length (Mm) 4120412041204120
    Overall Width (mm) 1785178517851785
    Towing Mass (Braked) (kg) 1100130011001300
    Towing Mass (Unbraked) (kg) 450450450450
  • Transmission
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    1st Gear 4.2123.3084.4003.615
    2nd Gear 2.6371.9622.7261.955
    3rd Gear 1.8001.2941.8341.286
    4th Gear 1.3860.9511.3920.971
    5th Gear 1.0000.7781.0000.839
    6th Gear 0.7720.6330.7740.727
    Final 3.5104.3333.796 4.563
    Reverse 3.3853.5833.4403.700
  • Steering
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Power Steering Electric Motor Driven
  • Brakes
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS)
    Electronic Brake-force Distribution EBD
    Electronic Stability Control ESC
    Hill-start Assist Control HAC
    Vehicle Stability Management VSM
    Front Ventilated discVentilated discVentilated discVentilated disc
    Rear DiscDiscDrumDrum
    Anti Lock Braking System ABS
  • Suspension
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Rear Torsion Beam AxleTorsion Beam AxleTorsion Beam AxleTorsion Beam Axle
    Front McPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut
  • Wheels & Tyres
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Alloy Rims 7.0J 18 inch7.0J 18 inch6.5J 16 inch6.5J 16 inch
    Tyres 225/45R18225/45R18205/55R16205/55R16
    Wheel Tread (Front / Rear) 1570/15871570/15871570/15871570/1587
  • Fuel
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Capacity (litres) 48484848
    Type Petrol UnleadedPetrol UnleadedPetrol UnleadedPetrol Unleaded
  • Features
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    12 Volt Power Outlets Front + Luggage AreaFront + Luggage AreaFront + Luggage AreaFront + Luggage Area
    60/40 Split Fold Down Rear Seat
    Air Conditioning AutoAuto
    Airbags - Dual Front
    Airbags - Side & Curtain
    Audio Auxiliary Port iPod and USB connectivityiPod and USB connectivityiPod and USB connectivityiPod and USB connectivity
    Auto Light Control
    Beverage Holders
    Bluetooth connectivity
    Body coloured door handles
    CD/Radio (MP3 Compatible)
    Central Locking With Keyless Entry
    Cruise Control
    Electric Windows - Front
    Electric Windows - Rear
    Electric/heated side mirrors
    Fog Lights - Front
    Fog Lights - Rear
    Front Headrests - Active
    Immobiliser
    Integrated High Mounted Stop Light
    Leather Seats
    Leather Steering Wheel & Gear Knob
    Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob
    LED Daytime Running Lights
    LED Rear Combination Lights
    Metallic Paint OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
    Power/Height/Tilt Adjustable Steering Column
    Projection-type Headlamp
    Privacy Glass
    Radio Control Switch (On Steering Wheel)
    Rear parking assist system
    Rear View Camera
    Roof Rails
    Start/Stop Button With Smart Key
    Subwoofer & External Amplifier
    Supervision Cluster
    Sunroof OptionalOptional
    Electric Chromic Mirror
    Active ECO button
  • Service & Warranty
      2.0 Auto 2.0 Man 1.6 Auto 1.6 Man
    Anti-Corrosion 3 Year / 100000km
    Roadside Assistance 3 Year Unlimited km
    Service Intervals 15 000 km / 1 year15 000 km / 1 year15 000 km / 1 year15 000 km / 1 year
    Service Plan 4 Year / 90 000 km4 Year / 90 000 km4 Year / 90 000 km4 Year / 90 000 km
    Warranty 5 Year / 100000km
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Reviews

SOUL reviews collected by Reevoo

Comfort
9.1
Build quality
8.9
Performance
8.7
Fun to drive
9.1
Practicality
8.9
Fuel economy
7.9
Features and Specification
8.8
Value for money
9.1
Overall rating
9.0
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 26 reviews
10 out of 10

Margarette

Cape Town
+
Easy to drive, economical, feels great.
Still working my way through handbook - but loving it
Confirmed purchase: 03 June 2014

SOUL 2.0 AUTO S/R

9 out of 10

Toit

Pretoria
+
Spacious interior and good quality materials and specifications.
No arm rest between front seats and limited boot space.
Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2014

SOUL 2.0 MAN S/R

10 out of 10

Elizabeth

George
+
Just the right size and boot space good for golf clubs.
None. Love my car
Confirmed purchase: 03 April 2014

SOUL 2.0 AUTO S/R