KIA Soul

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Things we like in Soul

Spacious and comfortable cabin

Supple ride quality

Things we don't like in Soul

Quirky styling is not to everyone’s taste

The interior has started showing its age

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The Kia Soul is a versatile and stylish SUV available, coming in seven variants to choose from, providing a wide range of options for customers. The variants are 1.6L Base, 1.6L EX Base, 1.6L EX, 2.0L Top, 1.6L Top, 2.0L Top(W/O Sunroof) and 2.0L Top(Special Paint Package). The Soul is available with two engine options: a 1.6-liter engine making 124 horsepower and a 2.0-liter engine making 154 horsepower. Both engines get automatic transmissions as the sole option. The Soul is priced competitively, starting from AED 56,900 and going up to AED 82,500. Competitors of the Kia Soul in the UAE market include the Suzuki Swift, Mitsubishi ASX, Renault Megane, Renault Koleos, and Kia Sportage.

KIA Soul Price

The Soul is priced between AED 56,900 and AED 82,500 .

KIA Soul Variants

There are 7 variants available of Soul: 1.6L Base, 1.6L EX Base, 1.6L EX, 2.0L Top, 1.6L Top, 2.0L Top(W/O Sunroof) and 2.0L Top(Special Paint Package).

KIA Soul Power-trains

The Soul is powered by a 1591cc Petrol engine produces 124 hp of power and 152 Nm of torque and 1999cc Petrol engine produces 154 hp of power and 190 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a Automatic transmission gearbox.

KIA Soul Features

The feature list of Soul includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device, Anti-Theft Alarm and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Automatic Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Bottle Holder, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Centre Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include FM/AM/Radio, CD Player, Speakers Front and Speakers Rear.

KIA Soul Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Odometer and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

KIA Soul Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Fog Lights Rear, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Washer, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna, Roof Rail and Remote Fuel Lid Opener.

KIA Soul Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

KIA Soul Competitors

The Soul Competitors are: Suzuki Swift, Mitsubishi ASX, Renault Megane, Renault Koleos and KIA Sportage.

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KIA Soul Price UAE

KIA Soul price list is not officially available in UAE. Find the best price by requesting callback from KIA dealers.

  • Petrol
KIA Soul 1.6L MPi AT
Automatic, 1591 cc
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KIA Soul 2.0L MPi AT
Automatic, 1999 cc
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KIA Soul 1.6L MPi MT
Manual, 1591 cc
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KIA Soul Videos

Watch latest video reviews of KIA Soul to know about its interiors, exteriors, performance, mileage and more.

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    KIA Soul New - обзор элементов интерьера
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Compare Variants Of KIA Soul

  • Petrol
  • Soul 1.6L MPi AT
    Base Variant Features
    • Petrol
    • Automatic
  • Soul 2.0L MPi AT
    • Petrol
    • Automatic
  • Soul 1.6L MPi MT
    • Petrol
    • Manual

KIA Soul Review 2024

The Kia Soul is a quirky-looking, compact and affordable SUV, which is targeted at the newer, younger buyers who want a dash of style in a practical SUV. Currently, in its third-generation version, the Kia Soul is available in a host of variants, with eleven mono-tone and seven dual-tone colour options.

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Price AED 56,900 - 82,500
Body Type SUV


Engine 1591 cc - 1999 cc
Transmission Type Automatic
Power Output 124 and 152 Nm of torque
154 and 190 Nm of torque
Fuel Type Petrol
Drive Type FWD


Seating Capacity 5 Seater
Width 1800 mm
Length 4140 mm
Height 1600 mm
Cargo Volume 354 L

KIA Soul Interior & Features

While the Kia Soul has all the funkiness and modernity on the outside, the approach towards the interior is comparatively a bit toned down. However, there is a touch of funkiness in the cabin, which carries a round-themed all-black cabin with satin chrome inserts.

The steering wheel, with its round-themed buttons and satin silver finish for the lower spoke feels nice to hold, while the instrument console, though slightly dated in its appeal, is pretty informative. The round theme is carried out for the main centre console, which houses an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with AC vents above it.

The lower centre console also has a rounded theme for the buttons of dual-zone automatic climate control, while the transmission tunnel is finished in a gloss black theme. For its price and positioning, the Kia Soul is generously equipped with modern features like power, heated and ventilated front seats, a sunroof and a head-up display. The cabin too feels spacious and has enough room for five people.

Soul Exterior

The Kia Soul is a very unique and a bit quirky SUV to look at – there are no two ways about it. The tall stance and almost-box-like design might give it a traditional Japanese kei car look, though it has its own set of quirky design elements which sets it apart from the rest. However, not all will develop a good taste for this unique design of the Soul, making it a subjective thing.

At the front, the Kia Soul has a very sleek design for the traditional ‘tiger-nose’ grille, which extends towards the horizontally-stretches full LED headlamps, which look sleek too. The front bumper looks muscular with its massive trapezoidal air dam with gloss black surrounds and inserts and angular housings for the daytime running LEDs and fog lamps on its corners.

From the side, the Kia Soul looks tall and boxy, and thanks to the large 18-inch alloy wheels and high ground clearance, it looks SUV-ish too. The angular A-pillar and almost vertical C-pillar look very interesting. Also, the angular window panels and rounded wheel arches with smooth contours over them add some more character to the side profile of the Soul.

It is at the rear where the visual drama is at its highest in the Kia Soul, with huge boomerang-shaped LED tail lamps placed beside the large curvy windscreen, which also houses a body-coloured panel between the lower edges of the tail lamps. The entire windscreen is a part of the frameless rear hatch, while the Soul also gets a huge rear bumper with C-shaped air curtains on its corners.

KIA Soul Ride & Handling

Due to its boxy design and stance, there is a bit of body roll which can be felt while driving the Kia Soul at higher speeds. However, the suspension of this compact SUV is well-tuned to take on bad roads with ease and offer a plush ride quality, especially in urban conditions.

Soul Engine & Fuel Consumption

There are two petrol-powered engine options offered in the Kia Soul – a 1.6-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre petrol. While the 1.6-litre petrol engine claims 123 PS of power and 151 Nm of torque, the 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 152 PS of power and 192 Nm of torque. A 6-speed automatic gearbox is standard for both powertrain options, though the 1.6-litre engine also offers a 6-speed manual gearbox.

KIA Soul Braking & Safety

For safety, Kia has equipped the Soul with modern features like front and rear parking sensors, six airbags, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS and EBD and a reverse camera. The top-spec variants come with more advanced safety features like blind spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic collision warning, parking distance warning (forward) and a rearview monitor.

Soul Verdict

While the Kia Soul’s quirky design language might not appeal to everyone, this is surely one attention-grabbing vehicle, while faring well in other aspects like performance, ride quality and features.

User Reviews of KIA Soul

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  • Stylish, Practical & Well-Equipped

    The Kia Soul is a compact SUV with a personality as unique as its design that effortlessly combines quirkiness with practicality. Its distinctive...

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    mustapha Jan 17, 2024 for KIA Soul
  • Roomy inside, small on the outside

    I love driving the Kia Soul. It is a great little car with a surprisingly peppy transmission and engine. I am 6'2" and have no problem fitting into...

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    Ondoa Jun 07, 2023 for KIA Soul
  • Unconventional designed car that portrays sheer refinement

    Since I bought Kia Soul I am being appreciated by my friends for my refined choice. Truly, selecting such a car widely reflects on your overall...

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    Imran Nazir May 11, 2023 for KIA Soul
  • Unique and utilitarian

    The KIA Soul is an amazing SUV in its segment and in my past 7-8 months of driving the car on a daily basis, I can say that the car is a value for...

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    Arvio Mar 08, 2023 for KIA Soul
  • A magnificent looking car with pretty decent features

    The design of this Kia Soul is just mesmerizing. You can easily tag it as a diva in the car segment. The funky look of the car will provide and...

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    Merrill Nov 28, 2019 for KIA Soul
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