2014 Kia Soul  -  $15,695


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,695
Base Invoice: $15,390
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Wgn Man Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 24 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 5dr Wgn Man Base
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 1.6L Gamma GDI I4

Pros

Trend-setting style; boxy design opens up lot of passenger space; versatility for cargo; improved ride and handling; a feature set like few other compact cars


Model Highlights

The 2014 Kia Soul is offered in base Soul, Soul Plus (+), and Soul Exclaim (!) models, with the base $15,495 Soul including a very generous list of standard features. Power windows and locks, heated mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6-speaker sound system with satellite radio compatibility, and USB and auxiliary inputs are all part of the base feature set.

Soul+ models add larger 17-inch alloy wheels, additional fender trim, outside-mirror turn signals, a driver armrest and upgraded center console, a rear camera system and a center armrest in the back seat. The Soul! level comes with 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, projector headlamps, front LED marker lamps and rear 'halo' lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power driver's seat, cooled glove box and glossy piano-black trim for the dash.

Plus and Exclaim models comes with the UVO eServices capability, which includes an 8-inch capacitive screen, plus apps for Pandora and many more. The system runs on Linux and is easily upgradable.

Options include a full navigation system, 350-watt Infinity audio, a panoramic sunroof, fog lamps, ventilated front seats and heated seats for all four outboard seating positions.

While the Soul's exterior appears essentially the same shape as last year's model, it's actually entirely new--with new sheetmetal and a new structure underneath. However the changes are perhaps most pronounced inside, where the Soul gets more driver-centric interior that borrows styling cues from the rest of the current Kia lineup. There are soft-touch materials throughout, and Kia carries over both the lighted speaker rings and customizable LED mood lighting. Better-bolstered front seats should help on longer trips, and the back seat is large enough for a couple of adults, or three across if it's kids headed back from practice.

Powertrains are what the Soul most has in common with other small sedans and hatchbacks. The base Soul includes a 130-horsepower, 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, while Plus and Exclaim models step up to the 2.0L four, making 164 hp. The 1.6L includes a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic, while all models with the larger engine include the automatic.

With dual-path shocks plus new sound insulation, as well as a revised suspension and new electric power steering--with a so-called Flex-Steer system allowing three different firmness settings--the Soul now not only rides better and more quietly than last year's model but also handles better.


Model News

The Kia Soul looks virtually the same as the model that preceded it, but it's all-new for 2014--built on an new platform, with more attention paid to ride, handling and overall refinement. It's also much improved inside--with a cabin that goes beyond the cute and stylish themes of the first-gen model, plus more noise insulation and next-generation infotainment technology that has a great optional navigation system but leaves options open for smartphone apps.

Just like its predecessor, the Soul is packed with more standard features than most other vehicles with its sticker price. The 2014 Soul features heated seats, front ventilated seats and premium Infinity audio.


Value Writeup

The Soul remains one of the more affordable vehicles on the market, priced in line with compact sedans, very well-equipped and quite fuel-efficient. With the Soul's tiny parking footprint, it's very easy to maneuver and park, still packing impressive interior space thanks to the boxy profile. Adults can fit comfortably in the back seat, which isn't the case with most other vehicles this size.

Safety features also get a boost in the new Soul-- the stronger structure has already been proven with Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick status plus a federal 5-star overall rating.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 (Est)

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
340.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
426.00 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement
1.6 L/97

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4850

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
101 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.2 in

Second Head Room
39.5 in

Second Leg Room
39.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Hip Room
49.3 in

Wheelbase
101.2 in

Length, Overall
163 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in

Height, Overall
63 in

Track Width, Front
62 in

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
24.2 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
61.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2714 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.2 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V332000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 16, 2014

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
51641

Summary
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, through January 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen due to an improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the assembly process.

Consequence
As a result, the pinion gear can separate from the steering gear assembly, causing a loss of steering, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pinion plug with a new pinion plug which has properly applied thread-locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall began on July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC108.

Dates of Manufacture
JUL 20, 2013 to JAN 16, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
SC108

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V736000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 05, 2015

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
256459

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles manufactured January 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the adhesive used to secure the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may have insufficient strength, and as a result, the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly.

Consequence
If the pinion gear separates, there would be a loss of steering which could increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the pinion plug that secures the pinion gear. Dealers will also install a set bolt for additional reinforcement. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on December 8, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC125.

Dates of Manufacture
JAN 17, 2014 to SEP 29, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
SC125

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V123000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 01, 2015

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
208858

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, to January 8, 2015. A section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture.

Consequence
If the vehicle has a bent or broken accelerator pedal, the driver may have difficulty accelerating the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will add a supporting rubber underneath the pedal stopper, free of charge. The recall began on March 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC116.

Dates of Manufacture
JUL 20, 2013 to JAN 07, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
SC116

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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 Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
14.7%

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

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 1.6L Gamma GDI I4

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

4.56 Axle Ratio

36-Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

90 Amp Alternator

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

14.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Wheels: 16" x 6.5J Steel w/Full Wheel Covers

Tires: P205/60R16

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille w/Chrome Surround

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps

Radio: AM/FM/MP3 Audio System -inc: SiriusXM satellite radio w/3-month complimentary subscription, Bluetooth wireless technology w/steering wheel-mounted controls, USB/auxiliary input jacks, and 6 speakers

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control

Digital Signal Processor

Integrated Roof Antenna

Front Bucket Seats

6-Way Adjustable Driver's Seat

4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Front Cigar Lighter(s)

Ashtray

Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Illuminated Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
BRIGHT SILVER
$0

 
KALE GREEN
$0

 
TITANIUM GRAY
$0

 
LATTE BROWN
$0

 
ALIEN II
$0

 
CLEAR WHITE
$0

 
SHADOW BLACK
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY 2-TONE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
HOOD FILM
$100

 
MUD GUARDS
$95

 
REAR SPOILER (SP)
$395

 
SPORT PEDALS (PED)
$0

 
EC MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$350

 
INTERIOR LIGHT KIT
$450

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$115

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO TRAY
$80

 
ILLUMINATED SCUFF PLATE
$0


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