Kia Soul Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Soul reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Kia Soul: replacement key cost
The cost will generally depend on the variant and year. You can get more information on quick and cheap key replacments from dealers or automotive locksmiths here.
How to program a Kia Soul key fob?
You have to take your key fob to Kia or a qualified locksmith who can code it to your car for you. Coding keys requires tapping into your car's computer using specialist software so it isn't a job Harry Homejob can do with basic tools.
What colors does the Kia Soul come in?
There are five colour combinations available on the Soul: Bright White, Clear Silver, Titanium Silver, Bright White with an Inferno Red roof, and Inferno Red with a Cherry Black roof.
How long is a Kia Soul?
The Kia Souls sold in Australia are 4140mm in length.
How much can a Kia Soul tow and is it a good choice of car for towing a trailer?
While Kia rate their Soul small car for towing 550kg of unbraked trailer, or an optimistic 1100kg of trailer equipped with brakes, these are theoretical maximum possible loads. The reality is that you will be pushing the friendship even towing a small box trailer, let alone a boat, with a Kia Soul.
Is the Kia Soul a good and reliable car?
Modern Korean cars have come a long way since they burst onto the Australian market as entry-level runabouts 30 years ago. When properly serviced and taken care of the Kia Soul shouldn't be any less reliable than a comparable Japanese vehicle, though I have heard of some issues in America (in cold states) where cabin vent tubes can become blocked leading to the demisters struggling to clear the windows quickly.
Is the Kia Soul an all wheel drive or does it only come in front wheel drive?
The Kia Soul is a front wheel drive sub-compact car. To date there are no four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive variants.
Where is the Kia Soul made and how many have been sold?
First shown at the 2008 Paris Motor Show the Kia Soul has been built in both South Korea by Kia, and Russia. To date over 1,000,000 examples have been sold, with the Soul averaging 100,000 units sold in the USA alone per-year since it was first sold. In 2014 the electric Soul EV was launched, first in Korea then Europe and the USA.
Pros and cons of buying a Soul?
The Soul ticks a lot of boxes. It's roomy, comfortable, safe and practical, with a high riding seating position and good visibility. But it's not the most economical, and it has a space-saver spare wheel. For more info check the reviews of our road testers.
Suitable replacement for Tiida?
I would suggest the Soul could be ruled out on the basis that it won't have a high resale value when you want to sell it on. Your budget will limit your choices, if you could stretch it another $3000 you could look at the Honda HR-V or CR-V, or Kia Sportage.