2016 Kia Soul

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2016 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.
J.D. Power
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

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Kia Soul after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Rear visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Kia Soul during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • Comfort of the driver's seat

Performance Specs

MPG City



30 - 31


130 - 164


6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Regular Unleaded I-4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Kia Soul Review

Redefining the concept of fun-to-drive The Kia Soul is out to give you more. More technology more safety and more fun. The Soul has it all. Now more exciting to drive than ever the Soul’s sporty engine and optional panoramic sunroof has made it the “Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality” according to J.D. Power and Associates. Choose from 3 models starting at $15 800 for the Base model the top of the line Exclaim starts at $21 200. Your Soul puts the fun in funky with available pulsating multicolored front-door speaker lights. They’re just one of the many features of the Soul’s fully integrated entertainment system. An easy-open liftgate gives you quick access to the spacious cargo area. You’ll get plenty of room to carry all the cargo you need with an expansive 24.2 cubic feet of available space. Look underneath the liner there’s even a hidden storage compartment with built-in dividers. Choose from a virtual palette of exterior colors and interior finishes to make a personal statement with your Soul. Get more technology safety space and FUN in your Kia Soul.
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and SiriusXM Satellite Radio or streaming audio are available in the Kia Soul to make driving the highlight of your day. Control your smartphone or music with just your voice on the UVO eServices Infotainment System it’s your reliable 8-inch screen-sized co-pilot. With seating for 5 friends and thoughtfully designed features like available automatic temperature control with cluster ionizer that helps to purify air in the cabin you’ll travel in all-day comfort.
The Souls’s advanced active safety systems work automatically to give you more control even in less than optimal driving conditions. Intelligent systems like Traction Control let you focus on the drive. Using high-strength steel and an advanced airbag system every Soul comes with passive safety systems designed to help minimize injury should the unexpected happen. These safety systems are designed to function automatically leaving you free to enjoy the ride.
Your Soul turns every trip into a thrill-a-minute outing thanks to an available 164-horsepower 2-liter Gasoline Direct Injection engine and Sportmatic transmission with clutch-free manual shifting. This combination will provide you with an EPA estimated 31 miles per gallon on the highway. In the mood for some quick and agile handling? FlexSteer electronic steering gives you a choice between regular comfort and sport settings. An available Eco Package on the Soul-plus includes Idle Stop & Go which automatically turns off the engine when you come to a complete stop for added fuel efficiency.

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Performance Award Winner

Awarded to the models with the highest owner ratings for design and performance after the first 90 days of ownership

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2016 Kia Soul JD Power Award Winner
2016 Kia Soul

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