2011 Kia Soul User Reviews

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    2011 Kia Soul Review
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    Great style and uniqueness. Awesome price. But hardly any cargo room and the doors/body felt too light/thin. Did not feel very safe.
    Power Ranked 2015 Kia Sportage better.
    "Larger engine. Quicker acceleration."
    Value Ranked 2015 Kia Sportage worse.
    "Price is much lower for a newer Soul than a newer Kia"
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    2011 Kia Soul + Review
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    25

    Good — cheap. i dislike the car but simply because its not me. Its been a great car and served it's purpose-a quick pay off to give to my daughters and to save money in the meantime on fuel and payment. as much as I hate driving it, it was the best decision I made. Also at 6'2" and 250 lbs. I still had plenty of room in it, well until my english mastiff gets in with me.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: cheap gas saver

    Cons: not family friendly

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    Cool, Fast Little Car With Decent M.p.g. Better When Purchased Used, Save Thousands. — Overall, this vehicle met my expectations. Brand new cost for the intermediate model was a little steep. I would like to see it in an awd drive model. They'd sell out if available in awd.Very fast vehicle that will keep up with the fastest.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Leg room for front passengers

    Cons: not available in awd

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    105

    Great Bang For The Buck — The Soul was an enjoyable sporty little ride, and had no problems with maintenance. Was zippy to accelerate in and still rode well enough in the snow. Heat/AC were both very fine, and its gas mileage was excellent! We liked this car so much, we got a 2nd one - from 2012, and it performed equally as good!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Low cost for super MPG, nice bells and whistles typically only found in higher priced cars; fully-multimedia ready, plenty of person space for its size.

    Cons: Wish the fold down seats went all the way down, but this is minor.

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    75

    Great Car, Lots Of Good And Few Negatives With It So Far — Pros: Rides smooth, blue tooth works pretty good when streaming music. Sound system is awesome, brakes are very sensitive and at times when people cut you off or if you have to stop abruptly it slows down quick. I like the fact that it is a hamster car, fits me perfectly. Cons: Gas tank is only 12.7 gallons, I found myself having to fill up more often depending on how much I drive in a period of time. Cruise control at times is rough when engaging it, but other than that it works well for what it is. I only had this vehicle not even a week when I bought it used, so I might have more to say later on when I keep driving it and notice other things with it.. Overall, seems to a great car!

    Pros: Stereo system is nice, bluetooth is awesome, Nice cargo space, manual transmission feels pretty good when shifting. It has a 2.0 engine, and it gets up hills pretty good

    Cons: Gas tank capacity is only 12.7 gallons and more frequent stops at the gas station. My cobalt has 14 gallons

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    2011 Kia Soul White Tiger Special Edition Review
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    45

    Great Car! — This car is a great city or first time car! While the car performs great on the highway, the Soul shows its best features when fitting into tight parking spaces or easily maneuvering through traffic. The car is eye catching on the outside while the inside is quite roomy due to the car's unique slanted roof. This particular special edition has many great features such as Alloy fuel door, Illuminated sill plates, Custom details, light up speakers, and bluetooth capabilities that make this car modern and unique! This car (while I have not had to repair anything yet) is know for its inexpensive repair costs. The gas mileage is fair at around 24-26 average city and highway. I have gotten 30 MPG going strictly 60 MPH on the highway before, though. This car accelerates quite well for an engine of its size. The car will easily zip in and out of traffic. However, at high speeds there is a good bit of cabin noise (which I generally drown out with the upgraded sound system that has an excellent sup-woofer). Braking and handling is decent. This car is not luxury car, but is certainly of the same standards as Honda and the like. This car is one of the top safety picks in its class, so the car is very safe! Since the car is higher up than a sedan, you do NOT feel like a pea-sized car on the road. This car is so much fun to drive and people constantly compliment me on this car!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Modern style, great features, Inexpensive maintenance and repair costs, Quite a bit of room inside while being a great city car for tight parking space, great maneuverability

    Cons: The fuel economy is not as good as it was advertised- it is more around 22 city and 28 highway with an average of 23-24 MPG, the paint seems to chip easier than other cars

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    2011 Kia Soul Sport Review
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    25

    A Great Little Car In A Great Color — Oh and if you want an easy car buying experience may I suggest Willette Honda South in Morrow, GA. Joel and Mark were just great!!! They were both great when it came to telling what I needed to know about the car. Got the price I wanted as well as the car fax.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I have only had the car a few weeks but I love it.  It has a sporty look and I hate cars with boring colors.  This color is called Ignition and it suits me to a T.  No black, white, grey or silver cars for me.  For a small car it has plenty of room in the front and my two car seats fit in the back seat with plenty of leg room for the grand kids. The engine is zippy enough for me despite what the experts say, it handles well and the manual transmission, once I figured out about the reverse button, works well for me.

    Cons: It's blind spots are larger than I am used too.  I just have to make sure to take full advantage of the all the mirrors and look behind me before I change lanes.  Other than that the car is too new for me to have discovered all its  short comings yet.
    The gas mileage was not as good as my Passat but I know that going in.

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    2011 Kia Soul Base Review
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    Cheap And Easy: Good First Car But Not Built To Last — First off I will say I did get great gas mileage around 30mpg around town and 24mpg hwy. I did enjoy the good gas milage however it was so under powered it would make you neverous to pull out in traffic and if the roads where wet the tires would just spin even with traction control. There are is a really large blind spot ( the rear B pillar ). I noticed after I purchased the soul that if the door panels got wet with anything it wound leave permanent stains and the same with the seat material. It does feel roomy inside but there is no lighting for the storage or cupholder areas which makes them hard to find when its dark. The Soul is a good starter car I dont see them holding up to the test of time. The looks are ok theres a ton of them running around and it looks like the other box crossovers ( Scion, Fiat, Ect. ). I feel I got lucky I traded mine after 6 months of ownership, I notice the dealers started advertising the new model for $2000 less than what I owed so I had to get out of it. I short its another box crossover well priced with good MPG's but suffers in power, quality , and some safety aspects. On a final note on my insurance they rated the Soul as an SUV which it is not however it resulted in a higher insurance payment.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheap and easy on gas.

    Cons: No power, Cheap materials, Large blindspots

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    2011 Kia Soul ! Review
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    Perfect First Car And Easy To Maintain — peppy little machine with amazing reliability and beautiful looks. its not the smoothest ride but it has a nice growl to it and it has got some upgrades...its perfect for a first driver and with its quality it can take quite a beating!

    Pros: styling  peppiness growl adequate gas mileage and overall comfort

    Cons: rough-ish ride sometime stiff seats

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    Great Car For Those Looking For A Reasonable Ride. — Great size, great fuel economy, and customizations to fit anyone, this car can please most anyone with the make it your own styling. Decent system with a whole bunch of unnecessarily fun accessories. Love the fact that you can get wheels anywhere between 15 and 18 inch wheel packages.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fuel economy, and bang for your buck.

    Cons: Front wheel drive only, could benefit from four wheel drive.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Kia Soul Reviews

    Soul By Andrea

    Good Car, Great warranty. Speedy and great handling. Lots of space for hauling with the seat folded down. Great sound system and good features. MPG could be better, but them the price would go up. The... Read More

    Kia Soul, Great Fun Car To Dirve By basehack

    This care has been a very good car to own/lease. It's low cost and simple operation make it a very nice car. It gets great gas millage and has good visibility for driving. It drives bigger than it is.... Read More

    2012 Kia Soul Reviews

    I Really Like The Soul, Its A Really Fun Car To Drive. By snuggabear69

    I love the look of the Soul its sporty and compact, not to mention the seats are very comfortable and supportive. Maintenance cost has been very low because the only time its been to the dealer was fo... Read More

    Fun To Drive, Reliable Transportation, Roomy Inside, Lots Of Features. By jili

    Overall, this is a great car and I hope I can afford another one someday. It is easy to park, very roomy inside. Feels like a mini-SUV. Plenty of head room, seats are upright, rather than slouched ... Read More

    2010 Kia Soul Reviews

    It Has Been Providing A Great Deal Of Value For The Low Cost By C1500MIKE

    This car has been very reliable and I have always felt safe in it at all times. I have gotten more than my moneys worth compared to other cars in the market. The South Korean manufacturers have come ... Read More

    I Love This Car But It Has Its Downfalls By libertyroot80

    Fuel Economy is excellent. I drive this car from Branson to Springfield for work daily four to five days a week. I fill up on Monday and the gas lasts until the following Monday. For as small as it lo... Read More

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