2021 Kia Soul

#4 in Small SUV
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2021 Kia Soul Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Small SUV of 2021

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Kia Soul after 90-days of ownership.
  • Economy / range are rated higher than average for the segment
  • High ratings for the sound of the vehicle's engine
  • The vehicle's ability to conveniently store personal items is rated high

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Kia Soul during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Customers give lower ratings than some competitors for feeling that the vehicle would protect them in an accident
  • The vehicle rates less well for steering/handling in slippery conditions than some competitors
  • Owners give lower than average ratings for the quality of the materials used inside the vehicle

Performance Specs

MPG City

25 - 29


31 - 35


147 - 201


1 speed, CVT w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD, 7 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Kia Soul Review

The Kia Soul redefines “fun to drive.” In fact the Soul redefines categories. Is it a hatchback? Is it a compact SUV? Yes and Yes. And that’s not all. Choose from six trims starting with the LX and moving through the heart-pumping Turbo. Does the Soul’s form follow function or is it the other way around? There’s over sixty-two cubic feet of cargo space inside that unique exterior. And with the 60/40-split rear seat it’ll fit all kinds of people and cargo. So load up four of your friends—they’ll love the available Harman Kardon audio system. With its pulsating multicolored front-door speaker lights you’ll see every sound. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility4 let you call up your favorite playlists on a seven-inch touchscreen. Need directions? Premium navigation is available too—and comes with a ten-and-a-quarter-inch touchscreen. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a Soul that’s all yours. The Kia Soul. Uniquely entertaining.
Everybody stays connected in your Kia Soul. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility bring your smartphone to a seven-inch touchscreen. Premium Navigation is available and comes with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and a ten-and-a-half-inch touchscreen. Available UVO Link turns your compatible smartphone into a remote control for your Soul. Use Remote Climate Control to warm or cool the cabin before you get in. And with Remote Lock/Unlock you’ll always know your Soul is secure. The Kia Soul. Connectivity comes standard.
No matter which Kia Soul model you choose you’ll experience the confidence of advanced safety technology. You’ll be more confident on the road with available Kia Drive Wise advanced driver-assistance technologies. Stay centered—in life and in your lane with available Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Collision Warning. Available Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist is like having eyes in the back of your head. And every Soul comes with Electronic Stability Control. It works with the Traction Control System4 to reduce wheelspin and keep you on track. With a Kia Soul you have the advantage.
Your Kia Soul delivers inspiring performance. Featuring a turbocharged 201-horsepower engine1 and a lightning-fast seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission the Soul Turbo adds punch to every trip. Other Souls get a two-liter engine that puts out 147 horses and comes with your choice of a six-speed manual or an Intelligent Variable Transmission. Change your Soul’s performance on the fly with available Drive Mode Select. It adjusts the engine and transmission for optimal balance in Normal mode or switch to Sport mode and put a smile on your face. The Kia Soul. It’s funky fun.

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