2021 Kia Soul consumer reviews

$17,590–$19,090 MSRP range
side view of 2021 Soul Kia
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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Best all around car I've owned!~

This car was impressive from the first test drive. Nice look (love the mini Range Rover vibe), roomy front and back seats and cargo area with it's nifty bi level cargo floor. Spare tire has a soft plastic cover with all the tools imbedded for changing a tire. Dash is easy to use and configure. 10.25" nav screen is a pleasure. A/C is cold and powerful. Seats feel supportive and ride and drive is better than average for a vehicle of this size. Ventilated seats are an option on Soul's sold in Canada but not in the USA???? Fuel economy is pretty good considering the performance, 0-60 in 8.0 seconds. Handling is secure and sure footed and the safety suite (lane departure, pedestrian (rear) and vehicle detection (front & rear), active braking in the front and rear ABS etc) is very welcome. I only wish the upper doors had more than a small padded area for my elbow. Everything else is hard plastic, though oddly the entire dashboard is soft touch...go figure. Leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter was a pleasant surprise. Carpeting is super cheap so make sure you get floor mats for it. Overall, super vehicle for the price.


Love our Kia.

As with all the Kia Souls style since it debuted, the 2021 Soul is stylish, comfortable with lots of leg room and great on gas.


Loving the smooth riding

I think I can grow to like it. I'm just trying to familiarize myself with its features. It's a suitable size and spacious. I'm glad I can use Car play to use as a navigation . My kids love it so I guess I can too.


Just got it and love it

This car has plenty of room , great gas miles and looks great. I love the way it handles on the road too. The cargo area is good for shopping too.


This is the fourth Soul I’ve owned

Love this car! It has lots of room, handles beautifully and is just fun to drive! I’ve been able to put more things in this car than a lot of other SUVS.


Most comfortable and easy handling I have had

Sits well on my back and has great control handling on the road. Great headroom getting in and out which helps with my back also.


Nice looking vehicle with plenty of room

I like my new car a lot. It is just the right size. Love that the back seats lay down nicely as we will use it when we travel.


I love this little car!

Very roomy for a small car! Super comfortable and fun to drive. It is loaded with all kinds of “gadgets “ that I am having fun learning how to use!


So far I’m not impressed

I like the room on the inside but from the lack of power to the below average fuel mileage I’m getting to wish I never bought it. I traded in a 2015 Santa Fe 2.0 T and I was getting 27/28 on the highway and so far the Soul is barely getting 29 on the highway. And going from 264hp to 147 hp makes it difficult to even like the it. I never understood why a manual adjustable passenger seat is not standard in these suv and I bought the GT line and still no manual passenger seat. It might get traded in on a Kona this week after owning it a month, that is how much I hate this car. It’s a shame, I like the way it drives and handles but that is enough for me to keep it for 4 or 5 years.


very roomy for a small car

smooth ride for a small car, very roomy, great gas mileage, comfortable seats, good pick up, reasonable price,stylish ,nice backup camera, sunroof,bluetoooth handsfree phone calling