2015 Kia Soul

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Updated on: June 14, 2021

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The Kia Soul Wagon carries polarizing design elements. But its extensive list of features, ample passenger and cargo space are its unique selling propositions. The Kia Soul is available in three different variants, which start at $15,190 and go up to $20,970 for the top-of-the-line variant. For a wagon, the Kia Soul has a lot of space, but it feels underpowered and delivers sub-standard fuel figures. The Soul wagon comes with two different engine options and two different transmission setups.

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Pros

Safe and reliable car

Extensive list of features

Capacious cabin

Cons

Subpar fuel economy

Ride quality does not feel up to the mark

What's New?

Available with new leather upholstery


2015 Kia Soul Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.7

based on 132 ratings


7.6/10 Features
7.5/10 Interiors
7.8/10 Design
7.8/10 Safety
7.8/10 Reliability
7.9/10 Deal Value

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2015 Kia Soul Overall Reviews


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Savannah Beckham

2015 Kia Soul

PLUS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 14, 2021

Compromised at the right places

Pros - Low pricing, fuel efficient, effortless drivability

Cons - No touch screen, plasticky cabin, tight rear seats

New city car. Budget friendly, fuel efficient, comfortable and nimble; just the perfect secondary car that I needed to ponder in our busy streets of Chicago. A bit mre features would have been nice, but for the price you can never ask for more! Jeff was my salesman and he was amazing. The level of professionalism as well as exceptional customer services was more then I could have hoped for.

5/10
Features
4/10
Interior
7/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Nanci

2015 Kia Soul

PLUS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 24, 2021

clash b/w kia soul and mazda 3

Pros - Fuel economy, comfort and price

Cons - None

mazda 3 vs soul wagon I had a clash between mazda 3 and kia soul. spends days in choosing one. And finally, came up with this soul as kia soul wins over mazda 3 in price comparision,fuel economy, and interms of styling and space. The whole cabin entertainment is very well employed. The seating and the cabin space brings all the comfort and my user experience in terms of service costs and reliability is good.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Mary Schaefer

2015 Kia Soul

4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 14, 2021

A performance car

Pros - "Quiet ride Agile handling Straightforward interior controls"

Cons - Long charge time with basic charger

Best subcompact urban car! Gives a great feeling of steering by its trimmed leather and offers great cargo space It was a good deal.

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$15190

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

top speed

124 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

97 cu.in.

horsepower

130 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

118 lb.-ft. @ 4850 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

101.2 in.

length

163 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

63 in.

curb weight

2714 lbs.

ground clearance

5.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101 cu ft.

cargo volume

61.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/30 mpg

highway range

426 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base $15,190 onwards

130 hp @ 6300 rpm | 1.6 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 16" Steel Wheels
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning
  • Navigation System

PLUS $18,690 onwards

164 hp @ 6200 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry

! $20,790 onwards

164 hp @ 6200 rpm | 2 L | Inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 18" Machined Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.5

Engine And Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.5

Safety

9.2

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.6

Overall Rating


The 2015 Kia Soul carries forward the same engine configuration from this year as well. The 2.0-liter engine is efficient and provides great overall performance. It is the most powerful among its competitors but lacks in terms of fuel economy.  The interior is spacious and it provides great comfort to all the passengers. Starting at a base price of $15,900, the top trim can reach up to $27,000. Thus the Kia Soul competes with the likes of Hyundai Veloster and Scion XB.

2015 Kia Soul Wagon Front Three Quarter View
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Rear Three Quarter View

9.5/10
Pricing and Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

9.2/10
Safety


2015 Kia Soul Pricing and Features

9.5/10

The Kia Soul Wagon is available in three different, with two engine and transmission options. These trims include the base,! and + models. The Soul wagon is available both with an automatic and manual transmission. It is available only with a front-wheel-drivetrain.

Trim

Base

!

+

MSRP (Manual)

$15.190

N/A

N/A

MSRP (Automatic)

$17,190

$18,690

$20,790

Key Features

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Auto-off headlights

 

Keyless entry

Heated Mirrors

Fog lamps

 

Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Optional Vehicle Anti-theft system

Cruise Control

 

Auto-off headlights

Keyless Entry (Optional)

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Trip computer

Interior Cargo shade

Heated Mirrors

 

Rear spoiler (optional)

Daytime Running lights

HID Headlights (Optional)

We Recommend

We recommend buying the mid-trim level, the! that adds the features of the base trim and adds other advanced and hi-tech features. At a minimal price difference, the mid-level trim offers practical and usable propositions, making it a pragmatic choice.

2015 Kia Soul Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The Kia Soul Wagon features two engine options, a 1.6L I-4 engine, and a 2.0L I-4 engine. The 2.0L engine produces 184hp of engine power and 161lb.-ft of torque. While there is a choice for an engine option, the Soul Wagon comes standard with a 6-speed transmission and as a front-wheel-drivetrain.

2015 Kia Soul Wagon Engine Bay

While the performance figures for the Soul wagon are not known, the engine feels adequate but manages subpar ride quality only.

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Hyundai Veloster

Scion xB

MSRP

$18,690

$19,250

$18,070

Engine

2.0L I-4

1.6 I-4

2.0 L I-4

Drivetrain

Front-wheel-drive

Front-wheel-drive

Front-wheel-drive

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

184hp

120hp

158hp

Torque

161lb.-ft

132lb.-ft

162lb.-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Quarter mile (mph)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top speed (mph)

N/A

N/A

N/A

In the segment, all cars are channeled as 6-speed-automatic transmission and as front-wheel-drivetrain only. The Scion xB uses a similar 2.0L engine that produces 158hp and 162lb.-ft of torque. The smaller engine Hyundai Veloster manages only 120 hp and 132lb.-ft with its 1.6L I-4 engine.

2015 Kia Soul Fuel Economy

7.0/10

For a car that divides buyers because of its idiosyncratic looks, its fuel efficiency will sway fence-sitters in its favor. The Kia Soul manages an average mileage of 23 MPG in the city and that of 31 MPG on the highway. Combined, the Kia Soul Wagon manages 26 miles per gallon of fuel. 

Though it is less than that of the Hyundai Veloster, it is decent for a car of its segment. The Soul wagon features a fuel tank that has a total capacity of 14.2 gallons which is the highest in the segment. It can cover a range of 326.6 and 440.2 miles in the city and on the highway.

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Hyundai Veloster

Scion xB

MPG (city)

23

27

22

MPG (Highway)

31

36

28

MPG (Combined)

26

30

24

Fuel Capacity

14.2 gallons

13.2 gallons

14 gallons

Range (City/highway)

326.6/440.2 mi

356.4/475.2 mi

308/392 mi

In comparison, the Hyundai Veloster has the highest fuel efficiency with a combined mileage of 30 MPG. Despite its smallest fuel tank at 13.2 gallons, the Veloster manages a total range of 356.4 and 475.2 miles in the city and on the highway respectively. The Scion xB has a fuel capacity of 14 gallons and manages an average range of 308 and 392 miles in the city and highway respectively.

2015 Kia Soul Interior

8.2/10

The interior quality on the feels impeccable for a car of its size and segment. The cabin features infotainment that sits centrally and seamlessly merges with the dashboard. There is ample storage space on offer, and the instrument cluster feels upmarket. Inside the cabin, the cloth seats feel comfortable and opulent.

2015 Kia Soul Wagon Front Seats

Statistically, the Soul wagon has a total head-, shoulder- and legroom of 40/55.8/40.7 inches in the front and 41.2/54.7/38 inches at the back.

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Hyundai Veloster

Scion xB

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40/55.8/40.7

39/55.6/43.9

40/55.8/40.7

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.2/54.7/38

35.3/54/31.7

41.2/54.7/38

Cargo Capacity (cu.-ft)

69.9

34.7

69.9

As standard, all cars in the segmented seat 5 passengers. In overall dimensions, the Kia and Scion are similar in dimensions. The Veloster is relatively smaller in size. The similarity between the Kia and Scion extends to their cargo capacity as well, at 69.9 cubic feet. The Hyundai Veloster lags considerably behind at 34.7 cubic feet. Some other interior features include:

  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System (Optional)
  • Fog Lamps
  • Auto-Off Headlights
  • HID headlights (Optional)
  • Interior Cargo Shade
  • Keyless Start (Optional)
  • Luggage Rack (Optional)
  • Remote Engine Start (Optional)

How intuitive is the Kia Soul Wagon’s infotainment system?

The infotainment system on the Kia Soul Wagon feels easy to use. The base trim of the Kia features Bluetooth-connectivity and hands-free mode, a 6-speaker sound system, and SiriusXM.

2015 Kia Soul Wagon Infotainment System

As one moves up the trim, an 8-inch display touchscreen acts as a value addition that also packs navigation and a rear-view camera. Some other infotainment features include:

  • AM/FM Stereo (Optional)
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • HD Radio (Optional)
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio (Optional)
  • Premium Sound System (Optional)
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Smart Device Integration
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Interior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Interior
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2015 Kia Soul Wagon Interior
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2015 Kia Soul Wagon Interior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Interior

2015 Kia Soul Exterior

8.5/10

There is no single opinion about how the Kia Soul Wagon. For some, the design may feel modern, with little or no blemishes. But for others, the sheer idiosyncrasy in the vertically placed taillights and large rear windscreen may feel out of place for a car in its segment. The Kia Soul Wagon stands at a total length of 163 inches and a total height of 63 inches.

2015 Kia Soul Wagon Side View

It is 70.9 inches in width, making it the widest car in the segment. In terms of ground clearance and wheelbase, the Kia Soul Wagon measures 5.9 and 101.2 inches respectively.

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Hyundai Veloster

Scion xB

Curb Weight (lbs)

2837

2749

3084

Length (in.)

163

166.1

168.1

Width (in.)

70.9

70.5

69.3

Height (in.)

63

55.1

63.4

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.9

5.6

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

101.2

104.3

102.4

In comparison, the Scion xB is the heaviest car in the segment at 3084 lbs as compared to Kia’s 2837 lbs. The Scion offering is also the longest and tallest car in the segment at 168.1 and 63.4 inches respectively. The Veloster though shorter than the Scion xB has a longer wheelbase at 104.3 inches. While ground clearance for the Scion is not known, the Kia has the highest ground clearance followed by the Hyundai Veloster at 5.6 inches.

2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2015 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior

2015 Kia Soul Safety

9.2/10

The new Kia Soul is safe and reliable. Its 4-star rating in rollover crash tests and a 5-star rating in the front and side crash tests are evidence of the fact. As standard the Kia gets driver and passenger airbags, and also gets airbags for the rear seat passengers.

2015 Kia Soul Wagon Crash Test

The 4-wheel disc brakes accord the car with good braking distances. Other safety specifications include brake assist, child safety locks, and traction control. Other safety features include:

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights (Optional)
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights (Optional)

2015 Kia Soul Final Verdict

The Kia Soul is a practical and pragmatic purchase. It offers hi-tech safety features, adequate acceleration, a spacious and opulent cabin, and hands-on features that make the car reliable and top-notch. However, its fuel efficiency and inferior ride quality may not sit well with the traditional buyers in the segment. However, we would recommend buying the Kia Soul Wagon because of its extensive list of features at a price tag just under the shade of $20000.

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