Kia Soul Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Kia Soul Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 16 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Kia Soul SUV FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2019 2019 Kia Soul SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Kia Soul SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Kia Soul SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Kia Soul SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Kia Soul SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Kia Soul SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Kia Soul SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Kia Soul SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Kia Soul SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 4
2010 2010 Kia Soul 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 4

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Soul for 11 years. They average 26.9 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Soul above average at 29 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Soul to be $1,350 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $500 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Soul consumes about 11 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Soul emits 309 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,635,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 221 trees would offset these emissions. The Soul does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Kia Soul 29 32 27
2019 Kia Soul 27 30 24
2018 Kia Soul 28 31 26
2017 Kia Soul 28 31 26
2016 Kia Soul 26 30 24
2015 Kia Soul 26 30 23
2014 Kia Soul 26 30 23
2013 Kia Soul 26 29 24
2012 Kia Soul 26 29 24
2011 Kia Soul 26 30 24
2010 Kia Soul 26 30 24

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Soul has 40 different model options on record with the EPA since 2010. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 29 32 27
2020 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 30 33 27
2020 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 31 25
2019 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 24
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 31 26
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 30 25
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 31 26
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 31 26
2018 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 24
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 30 25
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM7), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 31 26
2017 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 24
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 30 25
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2016 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 31 24
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 23
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2014 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 26 30 24
2014 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 23
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 29 24
2013 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 28 23
2013 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2013 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 29 24
2012 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 28 23
2012 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2012 4-dr, Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 24
2011 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 29 24
2011 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 31 26
2011 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 27 30 25
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 31 26
2010 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 24
2010 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 26 30 24
2010 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.6 L 28 31 26