Kia Soul

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $14,400
MPG 31.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

CNET.com

07/05/12
2012-07-05
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 Kia Soul Hatchback

Although its cabin and performance tech can best be described as basic and useful, the 2012 Kia Soul stands out from the economy-car herd with its design.

LeftLane News

10/13/13
2013-10-13
79
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz 5.5 out of 10 2014 Kia Soul Hatchback

Soul isn’t for everyone, but those who do appreciate its bulldog looks will be rewarded by a vastly improved interior and a serious ride quality upgrade.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

10/24/11
2011-10-24
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jack Baruth Jack Baruth 5.3 out of 10 2012 Kia Soul Hatchback

Dynamically, the Soul is a real pleasure. It’s swift and sure to operate. If you can live without cruise control, the manual-transmission Soul is an entertaining, useful vehicle.

AutoGuide.com

10/25/11
2011-10-25
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Nauman Farooq Nauman Farooq Score Pending 2012 Kia Soul Hatchback

The Kia Soul might not be the most comfortable, or have the most commodious trunk, or be the quietest commuter, but it is entertaining to drive, it looks even funkier and gets both improved power and fuel economy.

AutoBlog.com

02/23/12
2012-02-23
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
John Neff John Neff Score Pending 2012 Kia Soul Hatchback

The Soul is a fun and affordable five-door hatchback that feels anything but base. Kia has correctly targeted for improvement the precise areas of the Soul that were our primary causes for complaint, and in doing so, it may have turned one of its hot sellers into its new best seller.

SpeedSportLife.com

10/04/12
2012-10-04
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Byron Hurd Byron Hurd Score Pending 2012 Kia Soul Hatchback

The Soul is affordable, efficient and supremely practical. Its dynamic performance is fairly vanilla, but driving everywhere turned out to be far more fun than I had expected.

Winding Road

10/22/12
2012-10-22
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Martens Chris Martens Score Pending 2012 Kia Soul Hatchback

The Kia Soul ! looks the part and offers more power and/or better fuel economy that most of its direct competitors. And it offers a generous helping of fun to go with your order of utility.

Automobile Magazine

09/06/13
2013-09-06
81
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Ronald Ahrens Ronald Ahrens Score Pending 2014 Kia Soul Hatchback

Inside and underneath, the Soul is updated and uprated. It’s much quieter, refined and it provides beautiful performance on the highway.

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