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Kia Soul Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Kia Soul 26
43.1677018634% 43.1677018634% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Souls, 8.3 months of data per Soul, average 6500 miles
2014 Kia Soul 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Souls, 9.7 months of data per Soul, average 16300 miles

Redesigned.
2013 Kia Soul 11
0.246305418719% 0.246305418719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Souls, 11.0 months of data per Soul, average 29700 miles
2012 Kia Soul 22
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Souls, 8.9 months of data per Soul, average 49400 miles
2011 Kia Soul 23
17.2268907563% 17.2268907563% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Souls, 8.4 months of data per Soul, average 50700 miles
2010 Kia Soul 30
23.6842105263% 23.6842105263% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Souls, 10.1 months of data per Soul, average 68300 miles

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Kia Soul Reliability

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Kia Soul Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
5Star crash, 4Star rollover and a 10year 100k warrenty. Hyundai did wonders for KIA when they merged. The fit and finish have really come around in the past few years and greatly in the 2010 linups for both companies. Very responsive to customer needs.
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
The reviews I have read and the actual driving experience.
2010 4dr Hatch 142-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
When we bought this car in 2010, we were aware of Kia's dim reputation in the 1990s and their better -- but still "cheap" -- reputation in the 2000s. But it seemed like Kia was advancing quickly. And so they have. In the five-plus years we've owned the car, it has been recalled four times. None of the recalls stranded us and one even was proactive (added rustproofing). The car has received routine maintenance. And that's been about it. It has been quite troublefree. And, so far, it doesn't look like we'll need to claim on the one remaining warranty -- the anti-corrosion warranty. It's only six years, but the car still looks good. All in all, we gambled on getting a bargain and we won. We definitely would consider another Kia for our next vehicle.