2011 Kia Soul  -  $13,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $13,995
Base Invoice: $13,735
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Wgn Man
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 26 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 5dr Wgn Man
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 1.6L DOHC MPI CVVT I4 engine

Pros

Practical, funky "tall car" styling; good fuel economy; lots of customization; great warranty


Model Highlights

The 2011 Kia Soul is a big step in a big direction for the Korean carmaker as it attempts to shed its bargain-car image in favor of something more mainstream. With base prices that start under $14k, the Soul is still a bargain, but it features edgy styling and a strong standard equipment list.

The Kia Soul is available in four trim levels: the base Soul, Soul+, Soul! and Soul Sport. The base Soul comes powered by a 122-horsepower 1.6L 4-cylinder engine, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. All other Soul models are powered by a 142-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder which is paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. Kia estimates fuel economy as 31 mpg on the highway with the 1.6L, 30 mpg highway mileage with the 2.0L.

Standard features include an AM/FM/CD stereo with an USB input jack, Sirius satellite radio, power windows and locks, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and air conditioning. Soul+ models add 16-inch alloy wheels, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth and remote keyless entry. The Soul! includes 18-inch wheels, a power sunroof, fog lights, a 315-watt premium stereo and unique interior upholstery with leather appointments, while the top-line Soul Sport adds side sills, a rear spoiler and alloy pedals.

The Soul shines in the way owners can customize it. Nearly 60 accessories are available including headlight accents, remote start, sport springs, a billet oil cap, sport exhaust, special interior lighting, special cargo and equipment racks and much more.

Standard safety equipment across the Soul lineup includes six airbags, active front headrests, electronic stability control, a tire pressure monitor and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes.


Model News

Having been introduced in 2010, the changes to the 2011 model are minor. They include more limited availability of the manual transmission, no more "Denim," "Ignition," "Shadow Dragon" or "Ghost" special edition packages. Leather heated seats are now an optional on the Soul! and Sport trims.


Value Writeup

The 2011 Kia Soul is a departure for the Korean company best known for its inexpensive, well-warranteed cars. The Soul is aimed squarely at those who would buy a Scion. The Soul features funky styling, wild colors and a highly customizable interior and exterior. Even the trim names are fun. Base prices start at about $2,000 less than a comparable Scion.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
393.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.6L/97

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
115 @ 4200

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.26

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.2 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.3 ft³

Front Head Room
40.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.2 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
39.6 in

Second Leg Room
39.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Hip Room
52.7 in

Wheelbase
100.4 in

Length, Overall
161.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.3 in

Height, Overall
63.4 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
62.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.5 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
53.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
19.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2560 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.7 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24-hour roadside assistance

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V114000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
623,658

Summary
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V822000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 29, 2014

Component
STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected
95,314

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured January 8, 2009, to October 2, 2013, equipped with a sun roof. A headliner plate may detach during deployment of the curtain air bag.

Consequence
A detached headliner plate may increase the risk of injury to the occupant during a vehicle crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install industrial adhesive strips to secure the headliner plates, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 2, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC112.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
15.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

1.6L DOHC MPI CVVT I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, gas shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Torsion beam rear suspension -inc: coil springs, gas monotube shock absorbers

Engine-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Front vented/rear solid pwr disc brakes

15" steel wheels w/full covers

P195/65R15 all-season tires

Body-colored bumpers

Body-colored front/rear fascias w/black inserts

Black bodyside moldings & front fender garnish

Chrome-accented front grille

Clear-lens halogen headlamps w/auto-off

Black manual mirrors

Tinted solar glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear windshield wiper w/washer

Black door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: USB port, auxiliary input jack, (4) speakers

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 3-month trial subscription

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: active headrests

60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: adjustable head restraints

Instrument panel storage bin

Tilt steering wheel

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, outside temp display, digital clock

Trip computer

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Dual level glove box

Dual front cup holders

Dual rear bottle holders

Dual front door map pockets -inc: bottle holders

12V pwr outlet

Lighting -inc: cargo lamp, dome lamp w/delay

Electronic stability control (ESC) w/traction control (TCS)

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA)

5-MPH bumpers

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Dual front advanced airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front height-adjustable anchors, front pretensioners, front force limiters

Rear child safety door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Impact absorbing steering column

 
CLEAR WHITE
$0

 
SHADOW
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK SEAT TRIM
$0

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
SIDE REPEATER LAMP
$150

 
ILLUMINATED SCUFF PLATES
$250

 
CARPETED FLOORMATS
$95

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOORMATS
$95


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