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As unique as you are.

What you wear reflects your personality. What you drive, likewise. The 2016 Kia Soul is made to make an entrance. Plus it’s packed with more cool stuff than you can imagine – so when you’re behind the wheel, you feel as good as you look. Explore Soul.

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Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality in the U.S.”by J.D. Power
Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality in the U.S.”by J.D. Power

As a recent recipient of J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study award, we are proud to announce this award was presented for the least amount of owner reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. We couldn’t be prouder to add it to our Kia award shelf - making it a truly special time to be a Kia Soul owner!

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Bold by design.

Slick. That’s the Kia Soul. Its unique shape makes you instantly recognizable everywhere you go. You’ll get all the looks with striking features like its signature grille and available high-gloss black bumpers. Plus with its available machined-finish 18-inch alloy wheels, you’ll always roll up in style.


Eyes. The window to the Soul.

See and be seen. With the Kia Soul’s LED lighting – and available High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights – nighttime visibility is guaranteed. The Soul’s unique available LED light bar taillights are as elegant as they are functional, demonstrating that safe can be beautiful.


It’s all in the details.

If you’re a fan of thoughtful features, you’ll see plenty on the Kia Soul. With the available side-view mirrors that fold automatically or with the touch of a button – giving you an extra few inches on each side when you’re pulling in and out of narrow spaces. What’s more, subtle available signal repeaters on the mirror housing, make you more visible to others when you’re turning.


Choose your Soul.

There’s no limit to the ways you can express your personality. That’s why we have so many ways to design your Kia Soul. Check out the special edition Soul models below and when you’re ready, see your Kia dealer for details*.


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Unique inside and out.

Step inside a Soul and you’ll instantly notice the cockpit’s funky, intuitive layout. A driver-centric array of cool features are at hand – like the standard sporty steering wheel with audio and available cruise controls, thoughtfully-positioned instruments and vents and speakers with a circular theme.


Luxuries abound.

Looking for luxury? In the Soul, it’s everywhere you look. From its beautifully upholstered available leather seats to the steering wheel – and even the shift knob – leather is all around in the Soul’s spacious interior.


Take on the elements.

Canadian weather is anything but predictable. That’s why the Soul puts your comfort first.

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Let the sunshine in.

There’s nothing like hitting the open road with the wind in your hair. At the push of a button, the Soul’s available panoramic sunroof opens up to let the outside in.


Drive connected.

The Soul keeps you connected to your world. The available voice-activated navigation1 system boasts an impressive 8-inch screen, and with its multimedia interface, keep your devices connected for hands-free use while driving2.


Rock out in the Soul.

Love listening while you drive? The Soul was made for you. Its available multimedia interface syncs your MP3 player, Bluetooth®-enabled3 smartphone, or the system’s own internal hard drive, letting you stream your music instantly. Plus with the available Premium Infinity audio system4, your favourite tunes have never sounded better.


Smart Key. Smart everything.

Metal keys are so last century. The Soul’s available Smart Key system with push-button start does away with the necessity of putting the key in the ignition – you can literally start your car with your key in your pocket. Plus you can find the push-button start intuitively placed on the centre console.


Light it up.

There’s something to be said for clarity. The Soul’s available enhanced LCD Supervision instrument cluster provides you with a variety of diagnostics, media information and vehicle settings that are sharp, clear and readable at a glance.


Uniquely safe.

You may be surprised to know that such a unique vehicle is also so safe. The Soul’s body is constructed with ultra-high-strength steel reinforcements that retain their shape like nothing else. Standard front and front side airbags plus dual-row side air curtain airbags give you added protection in the event of a collision – and on impact, the doors unlock automatically so the vehicle can be exited safely5.


See what you can’t.

Shift into reverse, and you’ll see a wide-angle view of what’s behind you appearing on the dash screen. That’s the available rearview camera6, one of the Soul’s handier features. It’s like an extra set of eyes to help you while backing up.


Keeping your Soul safe.

The Soul has an array of advanced safety systems to keep you secure. Standard Hill Assist Control keeps you from rolling backwards when starting on steep hills. In addition to anti-lock brakes, a Brake Assist System instantly applies full braking force if it detects rapid brake movements. And the Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management help keep your Soul composed on slippery surfaces7.


Meet the 2016 Soul


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  • Bluetooth® hands-free cell phone connectivity
  • Fog lights
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available 16” alloy wheels


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  • 2.0L GDI 4 cylinder engine
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Available UVO infotainment system
  • Available rearview camera


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  • Smart Key with push-button start
  • Leather seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Available multimedia interface with navigation




Features & Specs

16" steel wheels with coversS--
16" alloy wheelsOECO-
17" alloy wheels-S-
18" machine-finished alloy wheels--S
P205/60R16 tiresSECO-
P215/55R17 tires-S-
P235/45R18 tires--S
Signature Kia grilleSSS
Panoramic sunroof--LUX
Projection headlights-OS
Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights--LUX
LED light bar taillights-OS
Fog lightsSSS
Front LED positioning lights (bar type)-OS
Front LED positioning lights (bulb type)--LUX
Body coloured power heated sideview mirrorsSSS
Sideview mirror signal repeatersOSS
Power folding sideview mirrors--S
Body coloured door handlesSSS
Roof rails-OS
Rear wiperSSS
Front and rear splash guardsSSS
Seating & TrimLXEXSX
Cloth seatsSS-
Leather seats--S
Heated front seatsOSS
Heated 2nd row seats--LUX
Air-cooled front seats--LUX
Power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support--LUX
2nd row 60:40-split folding seatingSSS
Rear centre armrestSSS
Driver’s seat height adjusterSSS
Leather-wrapped steering wheel-OS
Leather-wrapped gear shift knob-OS
Piano black interior accents-OS
Satin metal interior door handles-OS
Cargo screen--LUX
Comfort & ConvenienceLXEXSX
Air conditioningOSS
Automatic climate control with Clean Air Ionizer--S
AM/FM/MP3 stereo (voice-activated)SSS
SIRIUSXM® satellite radio (includes three trial months)6SSS
Premium Infinity audio (external amp, centre speaker & subwoofer)1--LUX
UVO infotainment powered by Microsoft®3-OS
8" multimedia interface with voice-activated navigation2--LUX
Bluetooth hands-free technology4SSS
Steering wheel audio controls with voice command functionSSS
Enhanced TFT/LCD Supervision instrument cluster--S
Power windowsSSS
Power door locksSSS
Keyless entryOSS
Smart Key with push button start--S
Auto-dimming rearview mirror--S
Windshield wiper de-icerSSS
Tilt and telescopic steering wheelSSS
Heated steering wheel--S
FlexSteer driver selectable steering assistSSS
Cruise controlOSS
Cooling glovebox--S
Escort lightsSSS
Trip computerSSS
Exterior temperature displaySSS
Illuminated vanity mirrorsSSS
Portable cargo flashlight--S
Luggage net--S
Idle Stop & Go system-ECO-
Dual advanced front airbagsSSS
Dual front seat-mounted side airbagsSSS
Dual side curtain airbagsSSS
Front adjustable headrestsSSS
4-wheel disc brakesSSS
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)SSS
Electronic brake distribution (EBD)SSS
Panic brake assist system (BAS)SSS
Electronic stability control (ESC)SSS
Vehicle stability management (VSM)5SSS
Hill assist control (HAC)SSS
Front seatbelt pretensionersSSS
Side-impact door beamsSSS
Impact-sensing door unlockSSS
2nd row lower anchors and top tethers for children (LATCH)SSS
Child-safety rear door locksSSS
Washer fluid warning lightSSS
Rearview camera5-OS
Lane departure warning system5--O
Front collision warning system5--O
S = Standard  O = Optional  ECO = ECO package  LUX = Luxury package  - = Not Available
1 Infinity® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated
2 When equipped with the navigation system, French voice commands may be limited.
3 Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in Canada and/or other countries. Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion could result in loss of vehicle control. Operate the UVO system, even with voice commands, only when it is safe to do so.
4 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. A compatible Bluetooth wireless technology-enabled cell phone is required to use Bluetooth hands-free wireless technology.
5 Lane departure warning system, front collision warning system, Vehicle Stability Management and rearview camera are not substitutes for proper and safe driving procedures.
6 Service available in the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada, and the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. Monthly subscription sold separately after three trial months.
Type1.6L, GDI, 4-cylinder2.0L, GDI, 4-cylinder
ConfigurationInline 4 cylinder, DOHCInline 4 cylinder, DOHC
MaterialAll aluminumAll aluminum
Valve Train4-valves per cylinder, Dual-cam variable valve timing (D-CVVT)4-valves per cylinder, Dual-cam variable valve timing (D-CVVT)
Horsepower130 hp @ 6,300 rpm164 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque118 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 rpm151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
IntakeVariable Intake System (VIS)Variable Intake System (VIS)
Fuel SystemGas Direct Injection (GDI)Gas Direct Injection (GDI)
Recommended FuelRegular unleadedRegular unleaded
Compression ratio11.0:111.5:1
Fuel managementActive ECO system (automatic)Active ECO system
Transmission6-speed manual;
Available 6-speed Sportmatic automatic
6-speed Sportmatic automatic
Dimensions, mm (in)
Wheelbase2,570 (101.2)
Length4,140 (163.0)
Width1,800 (70.9)
Height with/without roof rails1,625/1,600 (64.0/63.0)
Head room (front/rear)1,006/1,003 (39.6/39.5)
Head room with sunroof (front/rear)962/963 (37.9/37.9)
Shoulder room (front/rear)1,410/1,390 (55.5/54.7)
Leg room (front/rear)1,040/994 (40.9/39.1)
Hip room (front/rear)1,352/1,252 (53.2/49.3)
Curb Weight, kg (lb.)1.6L2.0L
Manual transmission1,231-1,278 (2,714-2,817)-
Automatic transmission1,263-1,307 (2,784-2,881)1,287-1,406 (2,837-3,100)
Body & Chassis
LayoutFront engine, front wheel drive
Body typeSteel unibody
Front suspensionIndependent, MacPherson strut, coil springs with stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionCoupled torsion beam axle with gas shock absorber
SteeringElectric power steering
Type4-wheel disc
ABS4-sensor, 4-channel
Front, mm (in.)280 (11.0) vented discs
Rear, mm (in.)262 (10.3) solid discs
Capacities, L (cu. ft.)
Passenger volume2,861 (101)
Cargo capacity, rear seats folded1,402 (49.5)
Cargo capacity, rear seats up532 (18.8)
Fuel tank capacity, L (Imp. gal.)54 (11.9)
Fuel Economy, Highway/City, L/100km1.6L2.0L
Manual transmission7.8/9.9-
Automatic transmission7.8/9.87.5/9.8
Automatic transmission (ECO)-7.7/9.7