is it true a 2013 Kia soul does not have a spare tire?
Yes, that's correct. It has an inflator kit, but no spare tire. This seems to be the trend for several automakers as a means to reduce weight and improve MPG. I had a newer Mazda MX-5 Miata that had no spare tire, so I installed run flat tires. which you could also do if you bought the Kia Soul. Here's a list of cars without a spare from Consumer Reports: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/08/your-next-car-may-not-have-a-spare-tire/index.htm
My 2015 Soul ! did not come with a spare tire either. It's got the inflator kit as Racer-X mentioned. Around town I'm not worried, but it was a minor concern on my summer road trip.
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