2022 Kia Soul

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$19,290

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

31

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

165.2” x 63”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Competent handling
  • Turbo engine’s power
  • Spacious interior
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen available

The bad:

  • Ride can get choppy
  • Automatic emergency braking not standard
  • Head-up display option uses supplemental reflector, not windshield
  • Expensive Turbo model

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Kia Soul trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2024

Notable features

  • Five-seat hatchback
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines, including a turbo
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard
  • City-friendly size

2022 Kia Soul review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Kia Soul?

The front-wheel-drive Kia Soul is a five-seat compact hatchback with a boxy shape that pays off in the form of a roomy interior and spacious cargo area. Power comes from a standard 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission, or an optional 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.  Competitors include the Hyundai Venue, Nissan Kicks and Toyota C-HR.

What’s New on the 2022 Kia Soul?

The base LX trim level gets a larger 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, while S, X-Line and GT-Line trims add a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, push-button start, a wireless device charger and dual USB ports.

What Features in the 2022 Kia Soul Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Keyless entry
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity

Available features include:

  • Moonroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Head-up display
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control

Should I Buy the 2022 Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul remains a strong value, with lots of interior space for a vehicle its size. A few things are missing, however, including all-wheel drive and comparatively few standard active safety features.

To get the turbocharged engine you’ll have to upgrade to the top trim level, which negates some of the Soul’s money-saving appeal. Of all the Soul’s trims, the S is the best deal, with a larger multimedia screen and safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and blind spot warning.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 3.5

Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

BUYER BEWARE....

A good car for 50,000 miles..then it stated falling apart and waiting for parts to up to 4 months to get them....OUTRAGEST..... I sold it.....The Idea for a station wagon is good...But the quality wasn't there.

5.0

Easily broken into the KIA souls 2020-21. I am sen

My experience theft on tiktok and YouTube to break in them. Torn collar from swirling wheel collar. This car is nice and convenient why would that happen to this soul lx Kia.

5.0

Love My Kia Soul

I love this Kia Soul. It is my first vehicle to give me better vision from being higher up. I love that. The vehicle rides smoothly and is a joy. My Soul is a metallic gray. I love the brake lights! The bright red lights look awesome against my gray vehicle. All in all, since I leased this car, I will lease another one when I turn this one in.

See all 11 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2022 Kia Soul base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
14.7%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
3

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
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
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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