Kia Soul

Price $21,195 – $51,595
Fuel consumption < 8.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
Now entering its third generation, the Soul retains the boxy shape that made it so famous. However, it rides on an all-new platform, boasts fresh styling and comes standard with a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower via a CVT. The manual gearbox and turbo engine are no longer offered, however. The Soul EV, meanwhile, arrives with a selection of larger, 39.2-kWh and 64-kWh batteries that provide a range of 248 and 383 kilometres, respectively.

Detailed ratings

Global rating
The Car Guide rating 79%
Fuel economy 8/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 7/10
Electric vehicles (Soul EV)
The Car Guide rating 85%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 8/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2020



  • Affordable price


  • Limited inventory of electric variants