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Why (Not) the Kia Soul?

Kia Soul reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Soul.

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Kia Soul Reviews

07/20/13

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  2013 Kia Soul review (3 week rental)
A member in Alberta, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Powertrain performance
The biggest surprise in driving this car for 3 weeks was the powertrain. The 6 spd automatic with 2L motor is brilliant when driven in the select shift manual mode. Instant upshifts and downshifts, no lag in response, immediate compression braking on downshifts. I drive a 5 spd manual usually, and nobody can shift as fast as this car with a clutch and manual. The engine provides good acceleration and gets buzzy enough at higher revs to let you know what is going on in the engine. A lot of fun for a reasonable price.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Kia Soul: Ride smoothness
The RIDE is tuned for smooth pavement, and the car bounces around too much over pavement joints. The ride on gravel roads is very harsh, and was our only complaint in all the driving we did. I would look into better tires and shocks to improve this situation. The car came with 16 inch wheels . I assume the 18 inch wheels would be worse.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Driving position & visibility, Fuel economy, Interior storage compartments, Controls and instruments



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10/09/13

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  Wheel locks
A member in Michigan, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Quietness
We have had this Soul+ for almost 2 years. I not sure why the biggest thing I hear is its noise level? We have 40k on ours...Its noise level is not a issue! We used it on a road (8.5k) trip no problems... Now Gas mileage could and should be better. Our was almost 31 MPG most of the time! It's 2.0L size is just right no problems out west...

Best Reason Not to Buy the Kia Soul: Controls and instruments
The dash red display is hard to see! The UVO's display will not dim.

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Kia Soul: Fuel economy

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06/14/12

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A member in Minnesota, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Price or payments
Comfort for four American-sized humans; room for a little luggage; pretty much any common option you could want (minus maybe heated seats and mirrors malice distinctive styling; and excellent fit and finish for around $16,000? Yes, please.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Kia Soul: Fuel economy
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.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Rear seat room & comfort, Materials & workmanship, Driving position & visibility

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Kia Soul: Brand reputation & image, Exterior styling, Cargo capacity

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06/26/11

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A member in Iowa, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Exterior styling
I find the car visually appealing.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Safety & braking, Price or payments, Warranty, maintenance cost



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06/02/11

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A member in Ohio, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Safety & braking
Included safety features as standard. Smooth and sure brakes. Outside mirrors leave no blind spots. Crash tests results are great. My insurance went down.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Exterior styling, Color choices, Ride smoothness



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04/20/11

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A member in Illinois, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Warranty, maintenance cost
I enjoy that that the standard warranty is Basic 5 yr. / 60,000 Drivetrain 10 yr. / 100,000 miles Roadside 5 yr. / 60,000 miles Rust 5 yr. / 100,000 miles

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Insurance & depreciation, Safety & braking



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10/07/10

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A member in Louisiana, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Exterior styling
it is a neat looking vehicle

Best Reason Not to Buy the Kia Soul: Cargo capacity
while the overall cargo capacity of this vehicle was comparable to the scion and the cube, the rear opening was so small, i couldnt get a bicycle in it. for me, that was not only inconvienient, it was the main reason i chose a nissan Cube instead.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Handling

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Kia Soul: Driving position & visibility

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09/25/10

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A member in Pennsylvania, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Interior styling, Cargo capacity, Front seat room, Materials & workmanship



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08/01/10

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A member in Florida, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Rear seat room & comfort, Price or payments



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07/29/10

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A member in Pennsylvania, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Front seat room
Comfort of an intermediate-size car, with everything in easy reach. Able to maintain comfortable safety belt adjustment.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Interior styling, Driving position & visibility, Fuel economy, Feature availability



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07/16/10

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A member in Ohio, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Feature availability, Fuel economy



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06/02/10

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A member in North Dakota, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Powertrain performance, Audio & nav systems



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05/26/10

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A member in Massachusetts, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Reliability & durability
The reviews I have read and the actual driving experience.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Safety & braking, Materials & workmanship, Feature availability, Handling



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02/28/10

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A member in Pennsylvania, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Kia Soul: Exterior styling
It is Unique.

Other Reasons to Buy the Kia Soul: Safety & braking, Feature availability, Price or payments



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