2023 Kia Soul

Research, photos, specs, and expertise

Kia Soul highlights

Customer rating


  • Looks like nothing else on the road
  • Boxy styling maximizes cargo space
  • Surprisingly nimble


  • A bit more road and wind noise than expected
  • Styling isn't for everyone

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 33 highway, 30 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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All Kia Soul years

New for 2023

  • The Turbo and X-Line trims have been discontinued for 2023.
  • The S trim now comes with Power Seat(s) and Remote Start as standard equipment.
  • The GT-Line trim now comes with Power Seat(s), Leatherette & Cloth, and Remote Start as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning and Alloy Wheels as standard equipment.

Explore Kia Soul details

EX 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leatherette & Cloth

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.1"/R 38.8"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 39.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




5 reasons to buy the 2023 Kia Soul

1. Nifty new design refresh

Bold functionality is the calling card of the Kia Soul, and this model year is no exception. Shaking it up for 2023, the exterior has redesigned front- and rear-end fascia, repositioned head and tail lights, and a prominent new exhaust outlet on the GT-Line trim. If you love standing out from the crowd, the 2023 Soul continues to deliver head-turning exterior colorways too, including two-tone options, and nature-inspired green and blue hues.

2. More standard driver aids than ever before

Generously equipped with no less than six standard driver aids, the 2023 Soul supports your own focused awareness. Newly standard for 2023, forward collision avoidance assist­ can help you navigate busy crosswalks and parking lots with ease. Late-night drivers and early birds will appreciate standard high beam assist; it takes the lead during darkness and dusk, switching automatically to prevent glare for oncoming vehicles or to brighten up the empty road ahead.

3. It sure is roomy

Want to make big trips together in comfort? The five-seat 2023 Soul's 120.9 cu-ft interior is bright and spacious, with a high roofline and broad window panes, plus a sunroof on the EX and GX-Line models. For helping out with a house move or taking four-legged friends to the park, the 24.2 cu-ft cargo area means more journeys with those that matter most. And when every seat is full, the legroom is noticeably generous too, with 41.1 inches up front and 38.8 inches for the rear row.

4. The GT-Line features

How about enjoying a sporting edge to your Soul with the GT-Line trim? Style elements exclusive to the GT-Line include gloss accent mirrors, front and rear bumpers, a rear skid plate, and unique trim badging, all subtle touches that elevate this fun runaround's silhouette. For your enjoyment as a driver, there's a leather-wrapped D-shape steering wheel and imitation leather and cloth seating. Two available packages upgrade the GT-Line further. For symphony-like sound, the technology package includes a Harman Kardon® premium audio system and practical features like intelligent speed limit assist.

5. Fuel-sipping engine

When you need a crossover to take on main-vehicle duties or are looking to car-share with siblings or housemates, then more miles between fill-ups is one of those welcome features that will please everyone. All gas-powered 2023 Soul models deliver an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined via the sole engine option: a 147-hp 2L four-cylinder.

The digital driver information cluster can be set to display not only your current trip's fuel economy status but also the accumulated averages, so you can gently monitor its use over time.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Kia Soul an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Soul 4th out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Soul is $403, compared to an average of $444 for Subcompact SUVs and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Kia Soul owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 0.5 times for Subcompact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the Kia Soul, compared to an average of 8% for Subcompact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

2023 Kia Soul trims

Curious how Kia Soul trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 147-hp, 132-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Android Auto


  • Includes all features available on the LX
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key
  • Power Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • View our Kia Soul S inventory



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