2019 Kia Soul

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2019 Kia Soul
2019 Kia Soul

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

163” x 63.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Choice of three engines or all-electric drivetrain
  • Panoramic moonroof available
  • Heated steering wheel available

The bad:

  • Peculiar body-colored liftgate panel
  • All-wheel drive not offered
  • Modest cargo volume
  • Electric version's limited range

3 trims

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Our 2019 Kia Soul trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2019 Kia Soul review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul is a boxy compact hatchback with room for five people. It comes with front-wheel drive and a choice of three four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged one. Three transmissions are available: a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. A battery-electric version with a 111-mile EPA-estimated driving range is offered in California and Oregon. Competitors include the Mini Countryman, Toyota C-HR and Nissan Kicks. A redesigned Soul debuts as a 2020 model.

What’s New on the 2019 Kia Soul?

Automatic headlights are now standard.

What Features in the 2019 Kia Soul Are Most Important?

Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, variable-intermittent windshield wipers, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, Bluetooth and a 60/40-split, folding backseat.

Available features include heated side mirrors, a panoramic moonroof, cruise control, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, navigation and a Harman Kardon premium stereo. Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

Should I Buy the 2019 Kia Soul?

The Soul and Soul EV have been redesigned for the 2020 model year and hit dealerships in spring 2019. The 2020 models have better gas mileage, and the all-electric version has a significantly longer 243-mile EPA range. But if you’re looking for deals, you should be able to find them on leftover 2019 Souls still on dealer lots.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Do not buy a Kia Soul

Kia sent me the club for the faulty immobilizer and real messed up. Fix the xxxx thing!!!!!! It is know for the Kia to be stolen. Why have the manufacturer developed something so these cars can't be stolen?


I will be ready for a new car next year.

I have a 2019 soul just turned 15.000K miles. Bought it used with 11K miles. I like it, it has plenty of room inside. I am 6`3 . One problem the mechanics can't find is the vibration. It can be felt in the seat and the steering wheel. This problem will keep me from buying another KIA. Also a noisy AC Fan. My 2010 SPORTAGE was trouble free for the 4 years i had it. SKY


my titanium grey gjost

my 2019 soul is my 2nd kia. thete had been no problem with my car. gas mileage for local driving is 30. highway is even better. a 400 mile trip uses less than a half tank of gas. fun to drive.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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