2017 Kia Soul consumer reviews

$16,100–$17,700 MSRP range
side view of 2017 Soul Kia
98% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9
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Have had too many issues with this car

Purchase this car had to return to the dealer twice for recall After Cadillac converters went out 2 months later the motor Has a bad knock



My engine light has come on twice first time it came on the take off was very slow they had to order a part now it has come on again don't know how much this is going to cost me. And I always keep my car check ups


Kia Soul, Go out and get you one if you are able

This is by far. The best vehicle I have owned! I highly recommend getting one if you get the chance! You will love it, for sure


Best car I've owned.

This car meets all my needs and it drives and rides very well. Excellent purchase price and looks nice. Would definitely buy again. Love my Kia Soul!


So far very reliable.

This car is easy to enter and exit with out the height of an SUV nor is it low down to the ground like many other models.


Great car

Very good car for the money exceeds all expectations and needs for money spent, comes with great warranty. Comfortable handles well and gets good MPG


First Day of Ownership

Lots of leg room front and back. Easy fold down rear seats. Nice pickup when merging. Great gas mileage. Easy access controls. Small glove box, rear seats do not lay completely flat. Windows are high up so I will have trouble drive up banking.


Serious engine problems yet to be fixed apparently

I absolutely loved this car till October 2020. I bought it new in 2017. Within 1 hour everything changed. Driving along I hear a ticking sound. No lights, no pressure issues, nothing. I pull over and check things out and no oil. I religiously have oil changes. So I put oil in it. Half an hour later the motor blew! The best part is, it had only 69,000 miles. And the warranty was for 60,000 miles! Only 3 years old. So with a hefty lean still a problem and a car now worth $500 it has been nothing but a nightmare. I did research and, apparently debris from the factory gets in the oil line and slowly clogs it and starves the engine so by the time you hear anything the damage is done. Having recalls in previous years seems like Kia could figure this out by now. Which is what I’d heard before and that they were incredibly reliable. People should be warned this is still a very real issue and NOT as reliable as their made out to be.


Comfort in wonderful

Problems with battery. When I bought it 110 miles on a full charge. Now 86 miles. Benefits of owning an electric car originally were great. Now lower mileage/no tax breaks/have to pay parking at airports and in town. Not enough fast charging locations. No longer worth it


Highly rated in Consumer Reports. Good price.

Kia Soul fits my husband’s style. Unique, dependable and sensible (like him). The ride is smooth and comfortable. The ‘trunk’ area has a hideaway section underneath the floor which my husband likes because he always has tools and safety and survival gear with him.