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2017 Kia Soul

At a Glance

Pricing $16,100 - $22,800
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4, 1.6l I4 T, 2.0l I4
Transmissions A6, M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 24-26 (city), 30-31 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 58
Style 4 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 4 stars out of 5
Value 5 stars out of 5
Fun 2 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The Soul is Kia's take on the boxy mini-wagon popularized by Scion. Like its Japanese competitors, the Scion xB, and Nissan Cube, the Soul offers ample interior room and fuel efficiency at an attractive price. Kia sells the Soul in three trim levels ranging in price from around $14,000. The base model is powered by a 1.6L inline-4. All other models receive a larger 2.0L engine. Intending the Soul to be a style leader, each version of the Soul features distinctive trim and color schemes including brightly colored and patterned interiors. The Soul offers an ECO package with the start/stop feature for improved fuel economy.

Official Word:

It's hard to make something great even better, but Kia did when it added a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine to one of its best-selling, most-iconic and most beloved vehicles. Fans of the Soul had long lobbied for a little more zip in their favorite ride and the 2017 Soul Exclaim didn't disappoint when it was revealed to media today. "We wanted to provide loyal Soul lovers and new buyers a sportier option," said Orth Hedrick, vice president,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Soul Base 1 1.6l I4 (130-bhp) M6 FWD 24/30/27 48 $16,100
Soul Base 1 1.6l I4 (130-bhp) A6 FWD 25/30/27 45 $17,700
Soul Plus 2 2.0l I4 (161-bhp) A6 FWD 25/30/27 47 $19,800
Soul Exclaim 3 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) SM7 FWD 26/31/28 58 $22,800