2022 Kia Soul

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Kia Soul highlights

Customer rating


  • Energetic turbocharged engine
  • Unique and distinctive styling
  • Spacious and comfortable interior


  • Base engine lacks power
  • Turbo engine's transmission lacks smoothness
  • Sensitive brake pedal

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 32 highway, 29 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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All Kia Soul years

What is new for the 2022 Kia Soul?

  • Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The S trim now comes with Smart Key, Satellite Radio Ready, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The GT-Line trim now comes with Smart Key, Navigation System, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The X-Line trim now comes with Smart Key, Satellite Radio Ready, and Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.

2022 Kia Soul trims

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  • 147-hp, 132-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Rear View Camera


  • Includes all features available on the LX
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Navigation System
  • View our Kia Soul S inventory




  • Includes all features available on the X-Line
  • 201-hp, 195-lb-ft of torque 1.6L
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Head Up Display
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Harman Kardon Sound


Kia Soul photos

5 reasons to buy the 2022 Kia Soul

1. Fun to drive

The 2022 Kia Soul offers an enjoyable driving experience well-suited for urban environments and daily commuting. This subcompact SUV boasts responsive handling and agility, making navigating city streets and tackling tight corners a joy. The 2022 Soul's lineup includes a standard 147-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 132 lb-ft of torque, except for the Turbo model, which features a more powerful 201-hp 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder with 195 lb-ft of torque. For extra sportiness, look for the GT-line, which includes a sport-tuned suspension and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

2. Abundant cargo space

If you're looking for a subcompact SUV that doesn't compromise cargo space, the 2022 Kia Soul delivers impressive utility. With 24.2 cu-ft of space behind the rear row and 62.1 cu-ft with the standard 60/40 split-rear seat folded, this 2022 model can carry all the essentials for a road trip to the countryside, a camping adventure in the mountains, or a beach getaway. To enhance versatility, the 2022 Soul also offers an optional dual-level cargo board with two adjustable panels that create two storage levels and a hidden storage compartment, enabling the flexible organization and transportation of your belongings.

3. Comfortable quarters

The 2022 Kia Soul's boxy shape makes for a roomy interior, providing ample comfort for you and your passengers. With 39.4 inches of front-row headroom and 39.5 inches in the rear row, taller occupants will easily ride wherever they sit. Finding the ideal driving position is also easy with the standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel and six-way adjustable driver's seat at the base level. Additionally, the X-Line and higher trims of the five-passenger SUV feature dual automatic temperature control for customized comfort.

4. User-friendly tech

Experience a range of intuitive tech features that elevate your driving experience in the 2022 Kia Soul. With its easy-to-use infotainment system, featuring an 8-inch touchscreen on the LX trim and a 10.25-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation on X-Line and higher models, accessing your favorite apps and music has never been more straightforward. Seamlessly integrate your smartphone with the standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility to stay connected and enjoy hands-free control while on the road. X-Line and higher trims also have a wireless smartphone charger for extra convenience.

5. Driver assistance features

The 2022 Kia Soul has an array of driver aids for added peace of mind in heavy traffic. LX and higher trims include forward collision warning, which alerts you of potential front-end collisions, while forward automatic emergency braking applies the brakes in emergencies to help prevent or mitigate a collision. LX and higher models also include lane keep assist to maintain proper positioning and lane change assist for more confident lane changes. Finally, driver drowsiness monitoring detects signs of fatigue, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert enhances awareness of surrounding vehicles (LX and higher models).

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Kia Soul an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Soul 3rd out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

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Kia Soul features and specs

Turbo 2WD 4D Wagon

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • 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
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

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




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