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Kia Soul Kia Soul 2015 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
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
2015 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 40 25 25 70 23.700
2015 4dr Hatch 130-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 10 40 25 25 70 23.7  
  Averages flat light light 10 40 25 25 70 23.7
With the 130-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2015 Kia Soul fuel economy 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 in the suburbs (25 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2014 34.3 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent
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 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 70 34.274
2014 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 70 34.3  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 10 10 80 70 34.3
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Kia Soul has been averaging 34.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2014 29.7 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
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 29.667
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 gas mileage 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2013 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
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 27.000
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, 2013 Kia Soul fuel economy 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2013 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
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 manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 45 25 70 28.889
2013 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 10 20 45 25 70 28.9  
  Averages flat med light 10 20 45 25 70 28.9
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2013 Kia Soul has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 45 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 the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2013 30.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent
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 30.000
  flat v.lt none 17 33 21 29 40 30.000
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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 29.2 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent
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 none 20 10 0 70 65 29.900
  flat med none 16 11 0 74 70 28.808
  flat light light 16 11 0 74 65 30.808
  flat light light 15 10 0 75 70 32.108
  flat med light 15 10 0 75 70 30.800
  flat med none 20 10 0 70 65 28.081
  flat light hvy 5 0 11 84 70 26.000
  flat med none 10 10 0 80 70 30.869
  flat med light 15 10 0 75 70 31.190
  flat med none 4 15 15 66 74 28.800
  flat light light 9 18 0 73 70 30.900
  mtns light light 0 0 10 90 65 29.812
  mtns light light 0 0 10 90 65 25.856
  flat light hvy 5 52 19 24 65 30.097
  flat med none 0 19 19 62 62 26.600
  flat light none 0 23 23 54 50 26.600
  hills light light 0 8 8 84 60 31.500
  flat v.lt none 5 5 0 90 65 30.620
  flat med none 4 15 15 65 74 26.600
  flat med hvy 0 10 70 20 75 23.000
  flat light none 0 10 15 75 65 31.906
  flat light light 10 25 0 65 65 29.333
  flat light none 10 35 10 45 60 30.020
  flat v.lt none 0 25 0 75 60 31.064
  flat light none 10 25 10 55 65 28.900
  flat light none 0 25 0 75 75 29.604
  flat light none 10 25 10 55 60 31.727
  flat med light 5 20 10 65 75 27.800
  flat v.lt none 0 0 0 100 60 33.333
  flat light none 0 25 50 25 65 30.233
  flat med light 0 0 80 20 65 26.442
  flat light none 10 25 10 55 60 30.915
  mtns med none 0 5 0 95 80 22.692
  flat v.lt none 0 0 25 75 60 28.000
  flat v.lt none 0 50 25 25 65 30.081
  flat light none 5 35 0 60 65 30.399
  flat light none 5 30 60 5 65 28.791
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 56 31.400
  flat med none 0 0 75 25 60 22.277
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 70 29.000
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 31.000
  hills light none 0 0 50 50 60 27.000
  hills light light 5 15 0 80 70 32.231
  flat light light 15 10 0 75 70 30.214
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 6 14 15 66 66 29.2  
  Averages flat light none 6 14 15 66 66 29.2
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 29.2 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 66 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 28.9 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent
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 none 0 0 0 100 70 32.550
  flat light light 0 0 5 95 70 33.221
  flat light light 0 70 10 20 60 26.003
  flat light light 0 60 10 30 60 27.961
  flat light light 0 70 10 20 60 26.768
  flat light light 0 70 10 20 70 27.667
  flat light none 0 90 0 10 60 27.895
2012 4dr Hatch 164-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 51 6 42 64 28.9  
  Averages flat light light 0 51 6 42 64 28.9
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Kia Soul has been averaging 28.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 51 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (42 percent), in the suburbs (6 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 27.2 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
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 28.531
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 29.420
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 27.407
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 28.399
  flat light light 10 15 10 65 75 27.440
  flat light light 10 15 10 65 75 27.692
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 27.279
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 28.736
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 75 26.823
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 25.337
  flat med light 10 5 10 75 75 25.511
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 27.462
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 80 22.989
  flat light light 10 15 10 65 70 26.268
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 27.073
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 27.789
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 27.236
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 75 28.000
  flat light light 10 5 10 75 70 26.840
2012 4dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 6 9 75 72 27.2  
  Averages flat light light 9 6 9 75 72 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 72 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (9 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in the city (6 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2012 34.2 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent
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 light light 0 40 0 60 65 35.914
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 70 34.000
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 70 32.000
  flat v.lt none 0 0 10 90 65 36.500
  flat med none 10 10 30 50 75 32.424
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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2011 31.1 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
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 light light 0 20 10 70 65 32.466
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 31.456
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 30.645
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 33.031
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 32.434
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 32.716
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 31.253
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 32.670
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 29.924
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 28.940
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 32.353
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 31.072
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 31.640
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 31.897
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 31.967
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 27.242
  flat v.lt light 0 5 20 75 60 31.792
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 31.651
  flat v.lt light 0 5 20 75 60 30.853
  flat med none 5 10 70 15 65 27.000
  flat v.lt light 0 0 80 20 65 29.756
  flat v.lt light 0 5 20 75 60 31.363
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 29.836
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 31.034
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 31.083
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 33.348
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 28.978
  flat v.lt light 0 5 20 75 60 30.978
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 31.908
  flat v.lt light 0 5 60 35 65 27.770
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 32.664
  flat light light 0 20 10 70 65 32.126
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 13 29 58 64 31.1  
  Averages flat light light 0 13 29 58 64 31.1
With the 164-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Soul has been averaging 31.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Soul in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2011 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent
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 1 5 90 4 70 32.000
  flat light none 10 35 35 20 60 30.769
  flat light light 10 40 20 30 60 28.000
  flat light none 16 1 43 40 65 36.500
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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2011 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
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 26.066
  flat light hvy 5 90 0 5 60 25.600
  flat light light 5 20 20 55 75 28.000
  flat lead none 1 81 10 9 75 25.900
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 60 30.400
  flat med none 20 20 50 10 60 23.000
  flat med light 15 5 10 70 70 29.000
  flat light hvy 10 20 20 50 70 26.700
2011 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 7 31 24 38 68 26.8  
  Averages flat med light 7 31 24 38 68 26.8
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Soul fuel economy has been averaging 26.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), in the suburbs (24 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
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 light 50 0 0 50 37 11.000
  flat light hvy 50 15 15 20 37 38.200
  flat light none 10 40 25 25 37 35.000
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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 28.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent
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
flat light none 0 10 0 90 70 25.900
  hills med hvy 0 8 8 84 70 31.400
  flat light none 41 57 2 0 N/A 22.600
  flat light none 20 20 20 40 60 28.100
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 31.400
  flat light light 4 7 0 89 65 33.930
  flat light light 0 9 0 91 65 28.600
  flat light none 4 7 0 89 65 29.036
  flat light light 5 10 15 70 60 30.100
  flat light none 4 10 0 86 65 27.383
  flat light none 10 20 20 50 60 28.700
  flat med none 0 10 30 60 60 27.000
  flat med none 0 27 18 55 70 25.000
  flat med none 1 19 10 70 60 26.500
  flat med none 0 8 8 85 70 28.448
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 65 30.463
  flat light light 10 10 10 70 60 29.700
  flat light none 4 7 0 89 65 26.455
  flat med light 10 10 20 60 60 27.800
  flat light light 10 20 20 50 65 28.200
  flat light light 10 10 20 60 60 29.000
  hills light light 0 10 10 80 55 32.700
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 70 28.900
  flat light light 0 11 0 89 65 27.400
  flat light none 20 10 10 60 60 29.000
  flat med hvy 2 15 3 80 65 29.580
  hills med light 0 8 8 84 70 31.400
  flat med none 0 15 0 85 70 25.400
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 13 10 72 64 28.6  
  Averages flat light light 6 13 10 72 64 28.6
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 28.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Kia Souls in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 74 percent
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
flat v.lt hvy 25 25 0 50 65 34.795
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 32.184
  flat lead none 1 5 5 89 70 28.230
  hills light none 0 0 3 97 62 36.900
  flat v.lt light 10 30 0 60 65 33.378
  flat v.lt none 20 30 0 50 65 34.969
2010 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 9 15 1 74 65 33.4  
  Averages flat light light 9 15 1 74 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 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (15 percent), in heavy traffic (9 percent), and in the suburbs (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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2010 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 light 10 30 10 50 70 30.000
  flat v.lt light 0 33 33 34 70 29.500
  flat med none 40 15 20 25 65 22.949
  flat v.lt light 11 6 24 59 60 31.044
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 74 25.900
  flat med none 40 15 20 25 65 25.511
  flat light hvy 2 3 15 80 55 25.100
  flat light none 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.298
  flat med hvy 5 5 10 80 75 30.000
  flat light none 0 5 95 0 N/A 27.700
  flat light none 10 25 25 40 70 26.850
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 62 25.100
  flat med hvy 11 0 4 85 60 24.461
  flat light light 0 10 40 50 60 27.500
  flat med hvy 50 20 20 10 70 24.000
  flat med none 0 85 5 10 60 24.700
  flat med none 10 80 0 10 70 26.000
  flat med hvy 10 20 10 60 70 24.600
  flat med light 0 10 85 5 70 27.102
  flat med light 0 10 85 5 70 27.106
  flat med light 25 10 50 15 70 30.694
  flat med hvy 0 40 0 60 74 25.000
  flat lead light 0 40 0 60 74 27.800
  flat med none 10 25 25 40 70 25.000
  flat med light 0 10 75 15 70 28.672
  flat v.lt light 10 10 70 10 60 29.000
  flat light light 10 60 0 30 62 24.500
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 65 31.200
  flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 21.600
  flat med light 0 10 85 5 70 24.955
  flat light none 5 0 10 85 70 30.286
  flat light hvy 5 5 60 30 45 28.267
  flat med none 25 50 25 0 N/A 23.700
  mtns light none 20 0 0 80 60 29.000
  flat light none 20 60 10 10 60 30.000
  flat med light 0 10 85 5 70 27.373
  flat med light 15 20 0 65 65 27.000
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 24 27 40 66 26.9  
  Averages flat light light 9 24 27 40 66 26.9
With the 138-horsepower 1.6L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2010 Kia Soul has been averaging 26.9 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 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in the city (24 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 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.
 
Kia Soul Kia Soul 2009.5 42.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 42.500
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 Gas Mileage of the 2009.5 Kia Soul

2009.5 Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
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
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.
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.
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
good enough
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.
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.
2010 4dr Hatch 122-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
30+ MPG
2009.5 Kia Soul Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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.
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.
 

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.