Kia Soul

Kia Soul information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the mini-MPV. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Soul range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The Kia Soul is the butch and boxy Korean hatch for those who like attitude. Hardly a pioneer, but a supermini with a slightly more upright stance. For more information on the Soul, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
The Soul handles well but the ride can be nuggety, especially on versions with bigger rims for posing. You have been warned. But that’s the thing about the Soul; it is the sensible mini-MPV-esque hatchback for the Max Power generation, with some garish graphics on offer. Don’t be tempted, is our advice! The second-generation Soul is out now and has matured into quite a distinctive hatch, those boxy lines giving a surprisingly roomy cabin (watch out for the pinched boot, though). Inside, the Soul feels like the other smaller Kias with a slick cabin design and smart-enough materials. It’s not knocking on the door of premium, but the company judges its interiors well in our view. In 2015 Kia added the electric car EV model, for those who want a Nissan Leaf rival with more visual clout.

The one we’d buy
1.6

The one we’d avoid like the plague
EV

Rivals to consider
Citroen C3 Picasso, Nissan Note, Nissan Juke, Skoda Yeti

For 
That style, roomy cabin, quiet diesel and EV option

Against
Boot on the small side, looks not to all tastes

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