2016 Kia Soul

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Updated on: June 11, 2021

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The 2016 Kia Soul Wagon is a great compact car, especially for family usage. The Kia Soul brings about an interesting combination of utility with practicality. The main attraction of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon is its attractive and spacious interior and the fact that it provides an overall smooth ride at an affordable price.

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Pros

Ample cargo space

Premium cabin

Easy-to-use features

Cons

Dull acceleration

Low fuel economy

What's New?

Addition of Forward Warning Collision

Addition of Lane Departure Warning


2016 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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2016 Kia Soul Overall Reviews


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Destiny king

2016 Kia Soul

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

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2021

Beautiful Wagon

Pros - User friendly infotainment, Spacious interior,

Cons - Sluggish acceleration, Lack of safety features

Wagon cum SUV It has good amount of passenger room as well as cargo space, which makes me say the interior is spacious. 7 inch color touchscreen featuring Android Auto and Apple Carplay integration is intuitive. High seating poistion is another feature that calls attention to. It has a distinct boxy design having 6.7 inches of ground clearance, sleek headlight design, black radiator grille, L shaped taillight design, privacy glass and 16 inch steel wheels with wheel cover. They offered me a good deal an I gotthis car on a 45 month lease which was finalized and verified by their in house department.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

SS

Sara

2016 Kia Soul

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

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 14, 2021

Makes the most use of its size!

Pros - Quirky design, nice leather wrapped steering, functional cabin layout

Cons - Basic media player, inconsistent gas mileage

The real Mini. A cute little car to shuffle around the city. There is really nothing much going inside this car. You get all basic features including an infotainment system. The small screen makes the rear view monitor system a bit finicky. The two 12v outlets and a USB socket felt really convenient. The rear seats are decent enough and if not in use, can be folded down to excavate a lot more cargo room. Rob was fantastic gut to work with. Very patient, not pushy at all. Also very easy to communicate to during the whole buying procedure.

6/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

RR

Rosa

2016 Kia Soul

4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 14, 2021

Powerful car

Pros - "Excellent reliability rating Good handling Spacious, modern interior"

Cons - "Struggles to pass on the highway Long charging time with base model"

Buy the modern EVs instead! The dash is dual colored with Orange and black which has good asthetic looks, with ergonomically designed interiors with great leg room The sales consultant got me exactly what I was hoping to drive off with!

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

vehicle bio

base price

$15900

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

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

9.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/26/30 mpg

highway range

400.2 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 $15,900 onwards

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

  • 16" silver Aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

PLUS $19,400 onwards

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

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry

! $21,300 onwards

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

  • 17" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Leather Seat trim
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.1

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.7

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.8

Competition

6.8

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.7

Overall Rating


The new Kia Soul comes at a price range of $17,400 and is offered in a 1.6L Inline-4 engine that is responsible for churning out a power output of 130hp and a combined mileage of 26MPG. The biggest rivals that the 2016 Kia Soul has to face in the market is the Honda Civic Hatchback and the Mazda 3 Hatchback. We will now look into the features of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon in detail.

2016 Kia Soul Wagon Front Three Quarter View
2016 Kia Soul Wagon Rear Three Quarter View

9.9/10
Pricing and Features

8.1/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.7/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.8/10
Safety


2016 Kia Soul Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2016 Kia Soul Wagon comes in three trims, namely the base model, Soul, Soul+, and Soul! The Soul! Being the top-most trim includes most of the advanced features. However, most of the features are standard across the trims. 

Trims

Soul

Soul+

Soul!

MSRP

$17,400

$19,400

$21,300

Features

Cloth Seats

More Powerful Engine 

The Signature 2.0 Special Edition Package

 

Satellite Radio

Audio Package

Two-Tone Exterior Paint

 

Cruise control

Automatic Climate Control

Leather Upholstery

 

Air Conditioning

Leather Seats

Panoramic Sunroof

 

Keyless Ignition

8-inch touchscreen system

Heated and Ventilated Seats

 

Smartphone Integration

HD Radio

LED Interior Lighting

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It is best to opt for the Kia Soul Plus trim as it is the most affordable trim which offers all the essential features at a reasonable price. Moreover, all the advanced features come as standard, and one can also customize it as one wishes.

2016 Kia Soul Engine and Performance

8.1/10

The 2016 Kia Soul Wagon is offered in a 1.6L Inline-4 engine which facilitates a power output of 130hp and a torque of 118lb-ft. The ride of the car is quite smooth despite having a relatively weak engine but the engine makes up with its comfortable ride.

The 2016 Kia Soul Wagon comes in a front-wheel-drive drivetrain which is mated on a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The engine along with the transmission makes the acceleration of this Kia wagon quite dull and raspy and it leads to tardy handling. It sprints from 0-60MPH in 9.2 seconds and takes 17.0 seconds to reach its quarter-mile. 

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Honda Civic Hatchback

Mazda 3 Hatchback

MSRP

$17,400

$19,440

$18,895

Engine

1.6L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6 Speed Shiftable Automatic

CVT

6 Speed Shiftable Automatic

Power

130hp@6300rpm

158hp@6500rpm

155hp@6000rpm

Torque

118lb-ft@4850rpm

138lb-ft@4200rpm

150lb-ft@4000rpm

0-60 (MPH) (seconds)

9.2

10.0

7.5

Quarter Mile (MPH) (second)

17.0

17.5

16.0

Top Speed

90 MPH

187 MPH

155 MPH

We should make it clear that all the engines under this segment are decent in terms of power and performance but it is the Honda Civic Hatchback that offers the maximum power and has an average torque. The Mazda 3 provides the maximum torque and it impresses everyone with its quick acceleration and speed. The Kia Soul comes last in this list in terms of all aspects. It offers the least power and its acceleration is also quite slow. 

2016 Kia Soul Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Fuel efficiency is one aspect where the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon fails to perform well. The mileage provided by the Kia Soul is quite disappointing but it was expected coming from a weak engine. The Kia Soul Wagon provides a mileage of 24MPG within city ranges, 30MPG on the highways, and a combined mileage of 26MPG. 

It has a fuel capacity of 14.2 gallons. Despite having a disappointing fuel economy which implies that the owners would have to pay frequent visits to the gas station, the Kia Soul Wagon offers an overall decent ride.

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Honda Civic Hatchback

Mazda 3 Hatchback

MPG (City)

24

31

30

MPG (Highway)

30

41

41

MPG (Combined)

26

35

34

Range 

340.8/426.0/N/A

384.4/508.4N/A

396.0/541.2N/A

Fuel Capacity

14.2

12.4

13.2

Coming to the aspect of fuel efficiency, it is evident that despite having the maximum fuel capacity, the Kia Soul fails to compete with its rivals and offers quite disappointing mileage. The Honda Civic and the Mazda 3 Hatchback are engaged in a neck-to-neck competition when it comes to providing adequate mileage. However, it is the Honda Civic that performs relatively better and tops this section. 

2016 Kia Soul Interior

8.7/10

The interior of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon strikes a delicate yet intriguing balance between form and functionality. The cabin of the Kia Soul Wagon is quite upscale which is surprising for the price that it comes in. The cabin has been carefully curated with all the refined materials which give it a very modern look. 

2016 Kia Soul Wagon Dashboard

Even though the base model includes cloth upholstery, it doesn’t look dull. The cabin is filled with a plethora of features which makes the ride easy and comfortable. Additionally, the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon can accommodate 5 occupants while offering ample space to them. Moreover, the Kia Soul also provides its customers with a quality cargo space of 24.2 cubic feet. 

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Honda Civic Hatchback

Mazda 3 Hatchback

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulders/Legs) (.in)

39.6/55.5/40.9

39.3/57.0/42.3

38.6/57.2/42.2

Second Row (Head/Shoulders/Legs) (.in)

39.5/54.7/39.1

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.6/35.8/54.4

Cargo Capacity (Cu. Ft)

24.2

12.4

13.2

The data implies that the Kia Soul wins a big time in comparison to its rivals when it comes to offering a decent interior space. The Kia Soul is not only the most spacious model, but it also offers the maximum cargo capacity. The Honda Civic comes second but it provides the least cargo space. The Mazda 3 comes last in this segment but it offers better utility than the Honda Civic. The main interior features of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon include:

  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

How intuitive are the infotainment features in the 2016 Kia Soul?

The 2016 Kia Soul Wagon is offered in a 4.0-inch Uvo touchscreen display which hosts the majority of its infotainment feature. The infotainment unit is quite accessible and easy to use The graphics involved in it is quite clear and advanced.

2016 Kia Soul Wagon Infotainment System

Even though the touchscreen is small, it doesn’t take much time to respond. Moreover, it also comes with a 6-speaker Infinity audio system which gives an enthusiastic vibe to the unit but occasionally the audio input might feel gimmicky. The main infotainment features of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon include:

  • AM/FM
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Navigation
  • USB Ports
  • Wireless Charging
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
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2016 Kia Soul Wagon Interior
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2016 Kia Soul Exterior

9.0/10

The exterior of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon has a boxy design that is designed to fit seamlessly into the modern, urban environment. Apart from being fashionable, the boxy design of the Kia Soul makes it quite space-efficient. The boxy design without any fail attracts the bystanders and makes it one of the most stylish models. 

2016 Kia Soul Wagon Front Angle View

The design has a blunt front end in addition to a roof that appears to float over a blacked-out greenhouse. Moreover, the rear end is dominated by tall taillights, while the front end uses bug-eye headlights making the Kia Soul stand out. The size of the 2016 Kia Soul is rather small and compact which makes it easier to maneuver in the hustle-bustle of the city. 

Model

Kia Soul Wagon

Honda Civic Hatchback

Mazda 3 Hatchback

Curb Weight (lbs)

2784

2751

2930

Length (.in)

163.0

182.3

180.3

Width (.in)

70.9

70.8

70.7

Height (.in)

63.0

55.7

57.3

Wheelbase (.in)

101.2

106.3

106.3

Ground Clearance (.in)

5.9

6.7

6.1

The data indicate that the Honda Civic is the lightest model in this segment but that doesn’t stop it from becoming the biggest one. The Mazda 3 is the heaviest model and it is only a few inches smaller than the Honda Civic. The Kia Soul is undoubtedly a small car which although being moderately weighed has a relatively smaller body which might sometimes affect the performance of the vehicle. The main exterior features of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon include:

  • Cross Bars
  • Puddle Lights
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Mud Guards
  • Hood Film
  • Wheel Locks
2016 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2016 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
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2016 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2016 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior
2016 Kia Soul Wagon Exterior

2016 Kia Soul Safety

9.8/10

The 2016 Kia Soul Wagon fares rather well in terms of its safety features. The NHTSA has given the Kia Soul an overall 5-star rating, which is the highest a model can get. Moreover, the IIHS has certified the Kia Soul as an overall “Good” car. These safety ratings prove the effectiveness of the safety features of the new Kia Soul.

The Kia Soul Wagon is equipped with a plethora of safety features such as airbags, LATCH system of use, pretensioners, and post-collision safety system along with others. The main safety features of the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon include:

  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Keep Assist

2016 Kia Soul Final Verdict

The 2016 Kia Soul is a decent family-oriented car that is most feasible for covering shorter distances and ideal for utilitarian use. It offers attractive interiors and is quite accommodative in the city. However, its low fuel economy and dull acceleration make one dubious about its performance. But irrespective of everything, one won’t be disappointed with the 2016 Kia Soul Wagon.

Top User Reviews

7

User Overall Rating

Beautiful Wagon

Wagon cum SUV

by Destiny king

7

User Overall Rating

Makes the most use of its size!

The real Mini.

by Sara

8

User Overall Rating

Powerful car

Buy the modern EVs instead!

by Rosa

9

User Overall Rating

Kia Soul

Perfect family car

by Hailey Norville

8

User Overall Rating

Cost-effective city car.

worthy at this price

by Lora

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