2012 Kia Soul  -  $16,450


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,450
Base Invoice: $15,850
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Wgn Auto Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 25 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 5dr Wgn Auto Base
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 1.6L DOHC GDI dual-CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Spacious interior; improved power in both engines; good fuel economy; affordability; great warranty


Model News

The Kia Soul has been refreshed for 2012. Updates include new side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a sculpted hood, a revised front end with new headlights and updated grille, as well as new taillights and rear bumper. The new Soul is slightly longer than its predecessor. Inside, changes include a standard tilt/telescopic steering wheel and revised stereo system.

The Soul Sport has been dropped from the model range, leaving the base Soul, Soul +, and Soul !, the last of which now includes LED projector headlights with LED taillights.

Powertrains have been updated as well. The 1.6L four is now direct-injected for increased efficiency, and power has been boosted as well, from 122 hp to 138 hp. The 2.0L found in the Soul + and Soul ! jumps from 142 hp to 164 hp. Both engines are now mated to a new 6-speed automatic, with a 6-speed manual available as well.

Pricing starts at $13,900 for a manual-equipped Soul.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Kia Soul is aimed squarely at the Scion crowd, with its funky styling, wild colors, personalized interior and exterior treatments, and kooky hip hop hamster advertising campaign. Improvements in performance and efficiency add tremendous value to the Soul, especially with a base price of $3,500 less than a comparable Scion.


Model Highlights

The Soul has only been on the market for two years, but Kia has seen fit to improve it in nearly all respects for 2012.

The Soul is now available in three trim levels: the base Soul, Soul + and Soul !. The Soul comes powered by a 138-horsepower 1.6L 4-cylinder, which is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The other Soul models are powered by a 164-horsepower 2.0L inline-4, which is paired to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Kia estimates fuel economy at 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway from the 1.6L, with a slight reduction for the 2.0L.

Standard features include an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB/MP3 input jacks, SIRIUS satellite radio capability, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, power windows and locks, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and air conditioning. Soul + models add 16-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and keyless entry. The Soul ! includes 18-inch wheels, a power sunroof, fog lights, a premium stereo, and unique interior upholstery with leather appointments.

The Soul still 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.

The premium stereo found in the Soul ! is available on the Soul +, as is the 2.0L ECO Package, which adds low rolling resistance tires and a special stop-and-go idling system to improve efficiency. The Premium Package, available only in the Soul !, adds navigation with Sirius/XM Traffic, push-button start, leather seat trim, heated fornt seats, and automatic climate control.

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


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
317.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
381.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.6L/97

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.79

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
62.5 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
2820 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

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.6 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 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x 0.4 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
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

Not Applicable

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 GDI dual-CVVT 16-valve I4 engine -inc: variable intake system (VIS), aluminum block & head

6-speed automatic transmission -inc: active eco system

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

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

Torsion beam axle rear suspension -inc: monotube shock absorbers

Electric motor-driven pwr steering

Front vented/rear solid pwr disc brakes

Hood insulation

Tire mobility kit

15" x 6" steel wheels w/full covers

195/65R15 tires

Body-colored bumpers w/black tusks

Waistline molding w/fender garnish -inc: rear body-colored garnish

Chrome-accented front grille

Clear-lens multi-reflector headlamps

LED rear high center stop lamp

Fender-mounted side turn signals

Body-colored mirrors

Rear privacy glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washers

Rear windshield wiper w/washer

Body-colored door handles

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

Audio remote control system

SiriusXM satellite radio

Roof antenna

Bluetooth hands-free link -inc: steering wheel controls

Front bucket seats -inc: active adjustable headrests, 4-way driver seat adjustment, driver height adjustment, embossed knit fabric pattern

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

Cloth seat trim

Instrument panel storage bin

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/cruise & audio controls -inc: illuminated ignition ring

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, outside temp display

Trip computer

Pwr windows -inc: driver 1-touch auto-down

Pwr door locks -inc: driver 2-turn unlock, central locking, impact-sensing auto-unlock

Remote keyless entry -inc: folding key w/panic button

Cruise control

Locking fuel door w/remote cable release

Manual air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Illuminated glove box

Dual front cup holders

Dual rear door map pockets

12V front pwr outlet

Cloth door panel trim

Dual sunvisors

Lighting -inc: cargo lamp, front & center dome lamps, delay-out

Front seatback pockets

Luggage net hook

4-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

Electronic stability control (ESC) w/vehicle stability management (VSM)

Hill-start assist control (HAC)

Side-impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Dual front advanced airbags

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point seat belts -inc: emergency locking retractors, front height-adjustable anchors, front electric pretensioners, front belt reminder, front buckle sensor airbag switch, front anchor pretensioners

Rear child safety door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
CLEAR WHITE
$0

 
DUNE
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SHADOW PEARL METALLIC
$0

 
ALIEN PEARL METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BASE ECO PKG
$1,000

 
16" ALLOY WHEELS
$400

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

 
REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE
$50

 
REAR SPOILER
$295

 
ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS
$275

 
ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$350

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
ILLUMINATED SCUFF PLATES
$250

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$95

 
INTERIOR LIGHTING KIT
$350

 
CARGO TRAY
$75

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO COVER
$50

 
CARGO LINER
$85


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