2010 Kia Soul Review


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4.55 stars

Based on 46 reviews

Great For A Small Family Who Wants To Save Money And Have Fun On Road Trips. by Josh
 — The car is amazing first off it does not accelerate after 60mph as quick but its 31 miles to the gallon and as much room as an suv. The car has an exceptionally low msrp... I picked mine up with 10k ... Read More
If You're Practical And Want To Save Money, Buy The Kia Soul by Valerie429
 — The performance of the Kia Soul has been great. What I love about this car is that it has a high safety rating, good on gas, good IIHS rating, several standard features that other cars in it's class d... Read More
Excellant All Around Vehicle by D6
 — We took car from Denver Co. to Taos NM. It was a mix of highspeed interstate and two lane backroads. It had no problem keeping up with the 75 mph I 25 speed limit and still had plenty of power left to... Read More

2010 Kia Soul Overview

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Based on 45 reviews

2010 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul, a five-seat crossover SUV based on a stretched and stiffened Kia Rio platform, debuted at the LA Auto Show in 2008 and will be offered as a 2010 model. With its five-door hatchback design, front-wheel-drive drivetrain and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engines, it seems slated to tackle the urban youth market in a move that will endlessly be compared to Scion. Four trim levels - Base, Soul+, Soul!, and Soul Sport - stretch across two engines, a 1.6- and a 2.0-liter inline four.

Neither engine offers blistering performance - 122 hp for the 1.6 and 142 for the 2.0 - but the 2.0 at least seems to offer sufficient power and pep for around-town driving, if not highway passing or hill climbing. As the engine is pushed, it becomes ragged and harsh tones penetrate the cabin, and while no test drives could be found for the 1.6, one can only assume this will be exacerbated with its loss of displacement and power.

As with Scions, the major points of attraction for the Soul come in the form of extreme affordability and unique customizability. Even the top-tier Soul Sport is estimated to fall below twenty thousand dollars, and a long list of options coupled with many standard high-tech features are slated to attracted younger audiences. If high performance isn’t much of a concern, the Soul seems a likely candidate to make a lot of noise in its debut year.


A CarGurus contributor since 2008, Michael started his career writing about cars with the SCCA - winning awards during his time as editor of Top End magazine. Since then, his journalistic travels have taken him from NY to Boston to CA, completing a cross-country tour on a restored vintage Suzuki. While his preference is for fine German automobiles - and the extra leg room they so often afford - his first automobile memories center around impromptu Mustang vs. Corvette races down the local highway, in the backseat of his father's latest acquisition.

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My daughters kia soul will stall out after every fill up.

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