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Kia Soul Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

4 star
skins813 writes:
Fun, sporty, solid ride.

Have had a few mechanical problems I wasn't expecting. Brakes, for one. I'm the second owner and bought service contract since the warranty had already expired, and brakes weren't covered. So I had to pay out of pocket- not happy. Car is not that old and doesn't have that many miles to be breaking down already.

4 star
KiaDriver903 writes:
great start - hope they've improved a little since then

DISLIKE: aforementioned poor visibility at rear LIKE: aforementioned positives (why are you asking again??)

Pricing Trends

The average LemonFree listing price for a Kia Soul in California:
  • 2014 $18,560
  • 2013 $16,355
  • 2012 $15,053
  • 2011 $14,340
  • 2010 $12,902

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2013 Kia Soul

Overall
Overall Front Crash
Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Overall Side Crash
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
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Side Pole Crash

2012 Kia Soul

Overall
Overall Front Crash
Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Overall Side Crash
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
Rollover
Side Pole Crash

2011 Kia Soul

Overall
Overall Front Crash
Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Overall Side Crash
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
Rollover
Side Pole Crash

2010 Kia Soul

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

2016 Kia Soul (11/6/2015)

Campaign Number: 15V736000
Component Name: STEERING
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Description: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles manufactured January 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may have insufficient strength, and as a result, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly.
Defect: If the pinion gear separates, there would be a loss of steering which could increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the pinion plug that secures the pinion gear. Dealers will also install a set bolt for additional reinforcement. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on December 8, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC125.

2015 Kia Soul (11/6/2015)

Campaign Number: 15V736000
Component Name: STEERING
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Description: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles manufactured January 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may have insufficient strength, and as a result, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly.
Defect: If the pinion gear separates, there would be a loss of steering which could increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the pinion plug that secures the pinion gear. Dealers will also install a set bolt for additional reinforcement. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on December 8, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC125.

2014 Kia Soul (11/6/2015)

Campaign Number: 15V736000
Component Name: STEERING
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Description: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles manufactured January 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may have insufficient strength, and as a result, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly.
Defect: If the pinion gear separates, there would be a loss of steering which could increase the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the pinion plug that secures the pinion gear. Dealers will also install a set bolt for additional reinforcement. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on December 8, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC125.

2015 Kia Soul (3/2/2015)

Campaign Number: 15V123000
Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Description: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, to January 8, 2015. A section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture.
Defect: If the vehicle has a bent or broken accelerator pedal, the driver may have difficulty accelerating the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will add a supporting rubber underneath the pedal stopper, free of charge. The recall began on March 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC116.

2014 Kia Soul (3/2/2015)

Campaign Number: 15V123000
Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Description: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, to January 8, 2015. A section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture.
Defect: If the vehicle has a bent or broken accelerator pedal, the driver may have difficulty accelerating the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will add a supporting rubber underneath the pedal stopper, free of charge. The recall began on March 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC116.