2022 Kia Soul

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2022 Kia Soul
2022 Kia Soul

Key specs

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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

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Kia Soul trim comparison will help you decide.

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.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 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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