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Kia Soul MPG

Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2015 2015 4dr Hatch 130-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 23.7 See details
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With the 130-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2015 Kia Soul has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2015 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2015 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2014 2014 4dr Hatch 130-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.67 See details
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2014 2014 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 33.32 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.89 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27 See details
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2013 2013 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 28.87 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.17 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD 34.17 See details
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 27.17 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 31.06 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.83 See details
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2011 2011 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 31.82 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 28.07 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch 164-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 28.57 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp manual FWD 26.9 See details
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2010 2010 4dr Hatch 138-hp 1.6L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 33.41 See details
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2009.5 2009.5 4dr Hatch turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 5-sp manual FWD 42.5 See details
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Soul

Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 The top reason to buy any EV is fuel economy. Both the Soul EV and the e-Golf used about 20 kWh of electricity per 100 miles of suburban driving, with the Kia perhaps ten percent less efficient than the Volkswagen. Their EPA MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) ratings are 120/92 and 126/105, respectively. With the average cost of a kWh about 12 cents, this works out to 2.4 cents per mile. Some people will pay one-third this amount by recharging at night in an area with low rates. Assuming 30 MPG and $2.50 per gallon (low by recent historical standards), a fairly efficient gasoline-powered car burns 8.3 cents of fuel per mile. Drive a little over 10,000 miles a year, and the annual savings works out to $600 even assuming 12 cents per kWh. But what about range? This will vary based on driving mix and style. Go easy on the pedals--especially the brakes--in the suburbs without heat or A/C and it's easy to beat the EPA range estimates of 93 miles for the Soul and 83 for the Golf. The former was the best during 2015 for any compact EV, while the latter was about the class average. (For 2016 the Nissan LEAF will have an EPA range esimate of 105 miles.) Of course, that's quite a few qualifications. In cold or hot weather running the heat or A/C will significantly reduce range. To help avoid this, the seats in the top trim Soul EV can be heated or cooled. Those in the e-Golf can only be heated. Highway miles drain the battery packs even more quickly than the EPA figures suggest, because the EPA assumes a relatively low cruising speed. On a 70-MPH Interstate the e-Golf's range fell by about a third. The Soul EV, with a taller, chunkier body, should suffer at least as much. Still, most people rarely need to drive farther than these cars can go between charges unless they're traveling (in which case a non-Tesla EV isn't practical). Recharging via a standard wall outlet can take over 15 hours in either car. Anyone who will often drive more than 50 miles per day should seriously consider having a 240-volt wall charger installed in their home. Chargers cost about $600, but this is without installation, which can easily add another $600 (depending on the specifics of your house). see full Kia Soul review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Kia Soul

Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed 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. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic 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. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual 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 see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy, which I was looking for. I used the CARS Program so I needed a +10 mpg improvement. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual 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. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
good enough see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The EPA estimates seem to be pretty accurate give or take for driving styles. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic 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. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
30+ MPG see full Kia Soul review
Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Poor at 30MPG! Its stated highway mileage was 34MPG. Never have we got that.... see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic 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. see full Kia Soul review
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
For a car its size, 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. see full Kia Soul review
 

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.