2023 Kia Soul

Starting MSRP 

$22,005

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Key Spec of 2023 Kia Soul
fuel economy

28/30/28

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Feature-loaded

Single engine option available

Fresh exterior design

Airy and more spacious than rivals

Poor noise insulation

Turbocharger engine has been dropped

Nimble handling

X-Line model is no longer available

2023 Kia Soul Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 26, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2023 Kia Soul receives a minor exterior facelift this year and the changes include redesigned bumpers and headlights, a new grille, and a new set of 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels. Kia has also dropped the 1.6-liter 201 hp turbocharged engine along with the rugged X-Line model from the lineup this year. The 2023 Kia Soul price starts at an MSRP of $21,085 including the $1,295 destination fee, which translates to a price hike of $500 over the current 2022 model.

Featuring a 4-trim lineup of LX, S, GT-Line, and EX, the 2023 Kia Soul MSRP can be an expense of $21,085-$25,385 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader 2023 Kia Soul EX will cost you $4,300 more than the base LX for enhanced specs and assets. 

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

LX

$20,393 $21,085

S

$22,804

$23,585

GT-Line $23,633 $24,685
EX $24,300 $25,385

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2023 Kia Soul for Sale

While the Kia Soul finance options start at $349/month for a 60-month duration, the lease deals begin at $277/month for a 36-month tenure with a $2,000 down payment for both offers. Kia offers 3.75% APR for up to 60 months and 3.99% for a maximum loan tenure of 84 months. The leasing option requires an additional fee of $650 and has an annual mileage limit starting at 10,000 miles. 


For budget-oriented buyers, the used Kia Soul can be availed of with a base price of $1,999. Going for older model years like the 2020 Kia Soul could be a matter of $10,997 and Kia Soul 2020 can cost as much as $30,998 along with a listing of up to 1,776 in total.  

Model Year

Staring Inventory Price

No. Of Listing

2022 Kia Soul

$15,995

329

2021 Kia Soul

$14,900

909

2020 Kia Soul $10,997 1,776
2019 Kia Soul $10,250 1,011
2018 Kia Soul $8,900 971
2017 Kia Soul $5,499 706
2016 Kia Soul $5,900 1,503
2015 Kia Soul $3,900 1,176
2014 Kia Soul $5,788 842
2013 Kia Soul $2,971 655
2012 Kia Soul $2,799 380
2011 Kia Soul $2,497 287

We Recommend

With plenty of technology and creature comforts trickling down to the base trim and the prices rising as you go up the trim ladder, we would suggest sticking to the 2023 Kia Soul S model only. 


Available for sale against the likes of the Jeep Renegade, Nissan Kicks, and Toyota C-HR, even without the 1.6 turbo-4 engine, the Soul offers pretty strong performance. That said with its base 1.6L 147 hp engine, the 2023 Kia Soul MPG ratings are one of the best in the segment. The 2023 Kia Soul interior also offers spacious seating and a 24.2 cu-ft of trunk space with plenty of technology and driver safety aids. 


Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#0 in Wagon


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LX$22,005 Est. onwards



Colors and Styles

2023 Kia Soul in Arctic Gray Metallic color
Arctic Gray Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

There are four trims to offer for the 2023 Kia Soul. The car has only one engine option: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The turbo engine option is no longer available with the line-up in the 2023 edition. The price for the base LX trim is an MSRP of $21,085. The FWD comes standard with all the trims in the line-up. The car offers swift handling on the corners and a composed ride over long stretches. The car is also loaded with modern safety features. The top competitors of the 2023 Kia Soul are the Nissan Kicks, the Jeep Renegade, and the Toyota C-HR.


Buying Advice

The best trim from the 2023 Kia Soul lineup remains to be the S trim. Priced at an MSRP of $23,585, Kia Soul S comes with a premium interior with top-end cloth upholstery over the seats with an integrated heating system. The trim also provides an upgrade package that elevates the feature list by including Blind-spot Collision Warning and Rear cross-traffic alert at a reasonable price.

Features

The 2023 Kia Soul comes with four regular trims to offer: LX, S, EX, and GT-Line. Kia motors also provide GT-Line Tech Package. The base price starts at an MSRP of $21,085 for its LX variant and goes up to the MSRP of $25,285 for the EX Trim. The S trim option adds more convenient features over the base LX like the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Dual-zone automatic climate control.

The EX trim provides additional comfort features like heated seats and a sunroof. Furthermore, the GT-Line adds to the more convenience features and sportier appearance of the car. The car comes with a single engine option after the brand discontinued its turbo engine option. The car has extensive features all across the lineup. The exterior styling is also revamped with this new edition.

Trim

2023 Kia Soul LX

2023 Kia Soul S

2023 Kia Soul EX

2023 Kia Soul GT-Line

MSRP (FWD)

$21,085

$23,585

$25,385

 

$24,685

Key Features

8-inch Touchscreen Display

 

10.25-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Navigation, Kia Connect, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Premium Tricot Cloth Seat Trim w/ Heated Front Seats

 

Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel

 

Rear-View Monitor

Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel & Gearshift Knob

Cloth and SynTex Seat Trim

 

Remote Keyless Entry w/ Vehicle Immobilizer

Power Driver's Seat w/ Power Lumbar Support

Cargo Cover

Leather trimmed front seats

 

16-inch alloy wheels

 

16-inch alloy wheels

17-inch black wheels



 

18-inch dark gray alloy wheels

 

Android Auto and Apple Carplay

Wireless Phone Charger

Dual-Zone Auto Climate Control

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Avoidance

 

Rear seats with 60/40 split

Driver Attention Warning

Power Sunroof

 

Lane Change Assist

The 2023 Kia Soul comes in 4 major configurations to choose from the trim line-up. The car comes only with front-wheel drive (FWD) without an option for an upgrade to all-wheel drive (AWD). There are two new packages added with this edition of 2023 namely the LX Technology Package for the LX trim which costs additional $500 dollars and the GT-Line Technology Package for the GT-Line trim which costs $2,400 for the GT-Line trim.

LX Technology Package includes-

  • Blind spot Collision warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

GT-Line Technology Package-

  • Harman Kardon premium audio
  • Forward automatic emergency braking system
  • Adaptive cruise-control
  • Heated front seats
  • High-gloss cabin trim
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Cargo management system

Release Date

The 2023 Kia Soul is expected to launch by the late summer of 2022.

Engine and Performance

The car comes with a single engine type that is a 2.0-liter Inline four cylinder engine. It generates 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft of torque. Kia will discontinue its 201 horsepower 1.6-liter turbo engine with this release which might be a disappointment for some. The 2.0-liter engine offers a little less acceleration than most competitors, but the Soul is remarkably nimble around town. The brand provides continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a single drivetrain option. The front-wheel drive (FWD) comes as a standard, while the all-wheel drive (AWD) option is not available in the 2023 Kia Soul. 

The engine ensures a composed performance. It is smooth and responsive at city speeds. The 0-60 MPH mark is covered in a decent 8 seconds. The continuously variable transmission (CVT) is not the best in the class. It selects lower gear ratios at times while overtaking.

Model

2023 Kia Soul

2023 Nissan kicks

2023 Jeep Renegade

2023 Toyota C-HR

MSRP

$21,085

$21,285

$31,735

$23,790

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

1.6L Inline-4

1.3L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT w/OD

CVT w/OD

9-speed Automatic w/OD

8-speed Automatic w/OD

Power (hp)

147 hp @ 6,200 rpm

122hp @ 6,300 rpm

177 hp @ 5,750 rpm

144 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

132 lb.-ft @ 4500 rpm

114 lb.-ft @ 4000rpm

210 lb.-ft @ 1750 rpm

139 lb.-ft @ 3,900 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.2 seconds

9.7 seconds

8.7 seconds

10.6 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

16.5 seconds

17.5 seconds

17.2 seconds

18 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

128 MPH

114 MPH

82 MPH

112MPH

The 2023 Kia Soul offers a similar power delivery at 147 horsepower as compared to its competitors. The 2023 Jeep Renegade tops the line in the power and torque aspects. However, The Renegade is much more expensive than the rest which justifies its superiority. The Soul remains dominant in terms of acceleration and surpasses the Nissan Kicks, the Jeep Renegade, and the Toyota C-HR by achieving 8 seconds in 0-60 MPH and 16.5 seconds in quarter-mile timing. The top speed of the car is 128 MPH which is in accordance with its segment.

2023 Kia Soul Ride and Handling

The 2023 Kia Soul provides a composed and responsive handling at lower speeds. The Soul has excellent cornering capabilities that are comparable to sportier competitors such as the Mazda CX-3 and Mini Countryman. The car also provides a comfortable ride for city-oriented driving with its aptly tuned suspension and 18-inch wheels. The steering wheel feels a bit heavier than the competitors. The car is provided with the Vehicle Stability Management system that stabilizes the vehicle and improves handling. It further facilitates the driver to regain control of the vehicle. The directional stability is further enhanced by the Electronic Stability Control which ensures control of the automobile and assists with the vehicle functions.

2023 Kia Soul Braking Performance

The brake pads of the 2023 Kia Soul last around 30,000-40,000 miles depending on the nature of the driving. It comes with 11 in brake rotors in the front and 11.2 in brake rotors at the back. The Soul also has automatic emergency braking technology. The brand also provides additional braking features like Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). The brand also provides brake assist with the 2023 Soul. The brake pedal response on the 2023 Kia Soul builds up a bit quickly compared to the rivals. Thereby, the brake pedal is sensitive and requires a few drives to get used to it. 

Model

2023 Kia Soul

2023 Nissan kicks

2023 Jeep Renegade

2023 Toyota C-HR

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

11 in

10.2 in

12 in

11.8 in

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

10.3 in

8 in

11

11.1 in

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,844 lbs

2,682 lbs

3,210 lbs

3,300 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

116 ft

140 ft

126 ft

119 ft

The Kia Soul’s brake rotors are bigger than that of the Nissan Kicks. The Jeep Renegade comes with the biggest brake rotors and is also the heaviest among the four competitors. The 2023 Kia gives excellent deceleration while braking as compared to its rivals. The stopping distance from 60-0 MPH is just 116 ft as compared to the Nissan Kicks’ 140 ft, the Jeep Renegade’s 126 ft, and the Toyota C-HR’s 119 ft. The brake pedal is sensitive and requires a few drives to get used to it. 

Fuel Economy

2023 Kia Soul is fuel efficient and offers 35 MPG over the highways. The car also has an acceptable 29 MPG on the city roads and 31 MPG combined. Being equipped with a single powertrain option, the economy remains constant throughout the trim line-up. The numbers are better as per the segment but certainly not the best. The car has a massive 14.3 gallons tank that can ensure more than 414 miles on city roadsand 500 miles of ride on highways with a full tank. The car runs on an unleaded fuel of octane 87 or higher than that.

Model

2023 Kia Soul

2023 Nissan kicks

2023 Jeep Renegade

2023 Toyota C-HR

MPG (city)

29

31

23

27

MPG (highway)

35

36

29

31

MPG (combined)

31

33

26

29

Fuel capacity (gallons)

14.3-gallons

10.8-gallons

12.7-gallons

13.2-gallons

Range (City, highway, in miles)

414.7/500.5 mi

334.8/388.8 mi

292.1/368.3 mi

356.4/409.2 mi

The 2023 Kia Soul dominates over the Jeep Renegade and the Toyota C-HR in terms of fuel efficiency. However, the Nissan Kicks Surpasses the Kia Soul on both the city and highway economy. The fuel capacity of the 2023 Kia Soul is the largest in the segment. For the same reason, the Soul has a higher running range over the rivals, both on the city roads and the highways. The car is also equipped with an automatic engine start/stop system that turns off the engine automatically at stoplights and in heavy traffic.

Interior

The 2023 Kia Soul has excellent ergonomics that enhance visibility. The matte silver interior with the soft touch material is provided over the dash and upper front door panels. The seats are cushioned and comfortable with leather upholstery. Kia provides 2 interior color seating accents to the customers. The cabin feels spacious and ensures the occupants utmost comfort. The car provides sufficient headroom and legroom to the passengers, thanks to the upright design of the Soul. The company provides 24.2 cu.-ft of cargo space to the second seat. The interior is also incorporated with the Dual-zone climate control with an ionizer to clean the air from the cabin. The car’s noise insulation is poor and one can hear wind noises at higher speeds.

Model

2023 Kia Soul

2023 Nissan Kicks

2023 Jeep Renegade

2023 Toyota C-HR

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.4/55.5/41.1

40.4/53/43.7

41.1/55.9/55.9

38.1/49/43.5

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.5/54.7/38.8

38.5/53/33.5

40.5/55.1/35.1

38.3/49/31.7

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

24.2 cu.-ft

25.3 cu.-ft

18.5 cu.-ft

19.1 cu.-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

N/A 

32.3 cu.-ft

50.8 cu.-ft

37 cu.-ft

The 2023 Kia Soul provides apt visibility to the drivers, unlike Nissan Kicks which compromises it with its thick rear roof pillar. The car provides better rear headroom, shoulder room, and legroom than the Nissan Kicks and the Toyota C-HR. The cargo capacity to the second row also leads the Renegade and the C-HR. The seating is also better in the Soul than in the Kicks. The Soul also dominates over the Jeep Renegade’s interior as well in terms of luxury. The interior of the Soul also feels more spacious than the Toyota C-HR and the Jeep Renegade.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Kia Soul include:

  • Premium tricot cloth seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Sport design steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sunroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

How intuitive is the 2023 Kia Soul infotainment system?

The 2023 Kia Soul comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen. The display is provided with a navigation system and split-screen view. Your Phone can be connected to your vehicle's multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, permitting you to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music while getting home. The upper trims offer 10 speakers with 640-watt Harman and Kardon audio system and an amplifier. Additional features of the infotainment include Bluetooth hands-free and black shark fin type antenna, audio remote control, Speed Compensated Volume Control, and Aux Audio Input Jack and External Memory Control.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Kia Soul include

  • Wireless charging
  • Real-time traffic alerts 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Connectivity 
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Kia Connect
Exterior

Kia offers a boxy design with sporty contours. The front looks aggressive with the slim headlights. The rear profile of the Soul looks boxy and doesn’t form congruence with the stylish front. The car comes with 11 color options-Undercover Green, Surf Blue, Steel Gray, Snow White Pearl, Neptune Blue, Mars Orange, Fusion Black, Inferno Red, Gravity Gray, Surf Blue with Fusion Black roof, and Clear White with Fusion roof. The Clear White and Surf Blue with the Fusion Black roof is the new paint options for this 2023 edition. The hatchback stands at 63 inches and has an excellent ground clearance of about 6.7 inches.

Model

2023 Kia Soul

2023 Nissan Kicks

2023 Jeep Renegade

2023 Toyota C-HR

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,844 lbs

2,682 lbs

3,210 lbs

3,300 lbs

Length (in.)

165.2

169.1

166.6

172.6

Width (in.)

70.9

69.3

74.2

70.7

Height (in.)

63

63.3

66.5

61.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.7

7

8

5.9

Wheelbase (in.)

102.4

103.1

101.2

103.9

The Kia Soul has a youthful and stylish exterior. It provides a sportier look on the front with a heavier rear profile. The 2023 Nissan Kicks also carries a decent profile but fails to compete in terms of modern exteriors. Similar is the case with the 2023 Toyota C-HR which looks like a traditional hatchback. The 2023 Jeep Renegade has an off-road styling that gives it a tough-looking profile. The front profile of the Renegade looks more muscular than the Soul. The wheelbase is similar to all the cars and, so is the height of around 63 in.

Some standout exterior features include

  • Solar Control Glass
  • Front Grille, Black w/ Silver Finish
  • Roof Rack Mounting Points
  • Auto Headlight Control
  • Roof Rack Mounting Points
  • Multi Reflector Headlights
Safety

The new 2023 Soul has received minor safety upgrades like the standard forward collision assist across the line-up. The Kia Soul provides an advanced airbags system that includes Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, and Full-Length Side Curtain Airbags. The car also provides 3-Point Seat Belts for All Seating Positions, Front Seat-Belt Pretensioners, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), and Rear Child-Safety Door Locks. The Car’s stability and balance are maintained by The Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management system. Lane Keeping Assist ensures that the car does not drift from the lane. Driver Attention Warning also keeps the driver’s focus while driving.

The 2023 Kia Soul has received a ‘Good’ rating in the safety tests that Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducts. However, the report also depicts that the trims offer poor headlights. The Kia Soul also received four out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Some of the major safety features available with the 2023 Kia Soul include

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
Competition

2023 Kia Soul vs 2023 Nissan kicks 

The 2023 Kia Soul and 2023 Nissan Kicks offer best choices to the customers. Both offer a number of features at a reasonable price point. The Soul is roomier and more spacious than Nissan Kicks. It is more comfortable and quieter than the Kicks and delivers more on technology. The Kicks also has more body roll than Kia’s Soul. The exterior design of both cars is appealing and the choice remains to be subjective. The Soul also leads the list of safety features and was better rated in crash tests by NHTSA and IIHS.

2023 Kia Soul vs 2023 Jeep Renegade

Both the boxy crossovers ensure a comfortable ride for the occupants. The 2023 Jeep Renegade dominates over the off-roading capabilities among both. The Renegade also provides an AWD for better control over rocky paths. The Renegade also leads in space and power output over the Soul. However, the Jeep Renegade is significantly more expensive than the Soul. The Kia Soul is a good choice for a city-oriented comfortable drive whereas the Renegade is better for all-terrain adventure.

2023 Kia Soul vs 2023 Toyota C-HR

The 2023 Kia Soul provides better space than the Toyota C-HR. It also provides better stopping power than the latter. Kia doesn’t disappoint in handling either and provides superior maneuverability than the C-HR. Kia’s exterior is more appealing and provides a modern-day stylish profile, while Toyota’s C-HR looks conventional. Furthermore, the Soul provides better technology and safety than the latter.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Kia Soul is a well-balanced crossover that offers a comfortable ride for daily commutes. It is a reliable choice with a reasonable price. The MPG of the Soul is impressive and delivers a cost-effective ride on city roads and highways. The acceleration is quick and the braking performance is sufficient. However, the discontinuation of the turbo engine from the powertrain options with this new edition may disappoint some. The car is equipped with modern features on the interior. The seats are comfortable in the moderately spacious cabin of the 2023 Kia Soul. The car is also an ace in safety features as It is equipped with a plethora of safety systems to ensure well-being under any circumstance. Therefore, one can buy the LX trim to get the most out of an affordable price range. One can opt for additional packages available with the trim to configure the Soul as per the need.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$22005

body style

dr Wagon

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

285 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

132 lb.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

dimensions
length

165.2 in

wheelbase

102.4 in

width

70.9 in

curb weight

2844 lbs

Height

63 in

Ground Clearance

6.7 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

24.2 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

28/30/28 mpg


Kia Soul 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$20,753
5 Year Cost To Own
$37,333
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $37,333
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,330$1,437$1,308$1,497$1,461$10,033
Insurance$1,176$1,217$1,293$1,357$1,368$6,411
Fuel$1,748$1,826$1,825$1,960$1,947$9,306
Maintenance$534$794$741$1,187$1,725$4,981
Repairs$-35$-47$-38$-39$628$469
Financing Interest$1,270$1,088$755$443$169$3,725
Taxes and Fees$1,800$168$182$111$147$2,408
Total Cost-To-Own$10,823$6,483$6,066$6,516$7,445$37,333
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