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Kia Soul Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Kia Soul's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Kia Soul Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 60 29.7
2014 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 60 29.7  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 60 29.7
With the 130-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2014 Kia Soul fuel economy has been averaging 29.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 5 5 90 70 27.0
2013 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light none 0 5 5 90 70 27.0  
  Averages hills light none 0 5 5 90 70 27.0
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Kia Soul has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (5 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 17 33 21 29 40 30.0
  flat v.lt none 17 33 21 29 40 30.0
2013 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 17 33 21 29 40 30.0  
  Averages flat v.lt none 17 33 21 29 40 30.0
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2013 Kia Soul gas mileage has been averaging 30.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 40 miles per hour (29 percent), in the suburbs (21 percent), and in heavy traffic (17 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 10 0 75 70 31.2
  flat med none 16 11 0 74 70 28.8
  flat light light 15 10 0 75 70 32.1
  flat med light 15 10 0 75 70 30.8
  flat light light 16 11 0 74 65 30.8
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 15 10 0 75 69 30.7  
  Averages flat med light 15 10 0 75 69 30.7
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Soul fuel economy has been averaging 30.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 70 10 20 70 27.7
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 70 33.2
  flat light none 0 90 0 10 60 27.9
  flat light light 0 70 10 20 60 26.8
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 32.5
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 46 5 49 66 29.6  
  Averages flat light light 0 46 5 49 66 29.6
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Kia Soul has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (46 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 28.4
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 25.3
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 27.3
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 28.7
  flat light light 10 15 10 65 70 26.3
2012 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 7 10 73 70 27.2  
  Averages flat light light 10 7 10 73 70 27.2
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Soul gas mileage has been averaging 27.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 73 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in the city (7 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 10 10 30 50 75 32.4
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 65 36.5
  flat light light 0 40 0 60 65 35.9
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 70 34.0
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 70 32.0
2012 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 2 10 12 76 69 34.2  
  Averages flat light none 2 10 12 76 69 34.2
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Soul fuel economy has been averaging 34.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 76 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (12 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 5 20 75 60 30.9
  flat v.lt light 0 5 20 75 60 31.4
  flat v.lt light 0 5 20 75 60 31.0
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 29.0
  flat v.lt light 0 0 80 20 65 29.8
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 0 4 40 56 62 30.4  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 4 40 56 62 30.4
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Soul has been averaging 30.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in the city (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 10 35 35 20 60 30.8
  flat light light 10 40 20 30 60 28.0
  flat light none 16 1 43 40 65 36.5
  flat light none 1 5 90 4 70 32.0
2011 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 20 47 24 64 31.8  
  Averages flat light none 9 20 47 24 64 31.8
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Soul gas mileage has been averaging 31.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (24 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 1 10 80 9 75 26.1
  flat lead none 1 81 10 9 75 25.9
  flat med none 20 20 50 10 60 23.0
  flat light hvy 10 20 20 50 70 26.7
  flat light hvy 5 90 0 5 60 25.6
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 7 44 32 17 68 25.5  
  Averages flat med light 7 44 32 17 68 25.5
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Soul fuel economy has been averaging 25.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light hvy 50 15 15 20 37 38.2
  flat light light 50 0 0 50 37 11.0
  flat light none 10 40 25 25 37 35.0
2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 37 18 13 32 37 28.1  
  Averages flat light light 37 18 13 32 37 28.1
With the turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Kia Soul has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in the suburbs (13 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills med hvy 0 8 8 84 70 31.4
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 31.4
  flat light light 4 7 0 89 65 33.9
  flat light light 0 9 0 91 65 28.6
  flat light light 0 11 0 89 65 27.4
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 1 7 2 91 66 30.5  
  Averages flat light light 1 7 2 91 66 30.5
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Kia Soul gas mileage has been averaging 30.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 91 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (7 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills light none 0 0 3 97 62 36.9
  flat lead none 1 5 5 89 70 28.2
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 32.2
  flat v.lt none 20 30 0 50 65 35.0
  flat v.lt hvy 25 25 0 50 65 34.8
2010 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 9 12 2 77 65 33.4  
  Averages flat light none 9 12 2 77 65 33.4
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Kia Soul fuel economy has been averaging 33.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 77 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (12 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 5 0 10 85 70 30.3
  flat med hvy 50 20 20 10 70 24.0
  flat med none 40 15 20 25 65 22.8
  flat med none 40 15 20 25 65 25.4
  flat v.lt light 11 6 24 59 60 31.0
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 29 11 19 41 66 26.7  
  Averages flat light light 29 11 19 41 66 26.7
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Kia Soul has been averaging 26.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (29 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in the city (11 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 10 20 20 50 37 42.5
2009.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual FWD
hills v.lt light 10 20 20 50 37 42.5  
  Averages hills v.lt light 10 20 20 50 37 42.5
With the turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2009.5 Kia Soul gas mileage has been averaging 42.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009.5 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2009.5 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Kia Soul MPG

Kia Soul Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD We averaged 29 mpg US gallon driving in 100 degree weather in Phoenix for 3 weeks with the AC on continuously. Driving at a spirited pace, not just cruising along.
2010 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD The EPA estimates seem to be pretty accurate give or take for driving styles.
2010 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD equal to my current nissan sedan, good for trips when we need to take gear but doesnt require a full size SUV that gets 20 MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD good enough
2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30+ MPG
2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD I travel highway to work everyday (130 kms to work and back) so I was looking for a bigger car with power and great fuel economy.
2010 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD When new I was getting 30 MPG out of the gate. Now on longer trips at 65 MPH I get 31+ At 55 (roughly 2500 RPM I get 34 MPG.
2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD I get about 26 to 28mpg, I got 315 miles on 12 gallons of fuel. I could probably get better mileage, but I have a heavy foot.
2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD Good fuel economy, which I was looking for. I used the CARS Program so I needed a +10 mpg improvement.
Kia Soul Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Poor at 30MPG! Its stated highway mileage was 34MPG. Never have we got that....
2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD For a "B-class" car with a 1.6 liter engine and :-( an automatic transmission, mileage is no better than a much larger, smoother-riding Buick Lacrosse. Disappointing. However, Kia -- fast learners -- fixed this for the 2012 models.
2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD I am somewhat dissappointed in the gas mileage I have been getting with my Soul. I average about 28MPG, city or highway. Not much difference between long and short trips.