2013 Kia Soul

Base FWD 5-Dr Hatchback I4 man trans

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2013 Kia Soul
2013 Kia Soul

New For 2013

The Soul gets a dark chrome grille surround, as well as a revised “Kia” badge on the hood, liftgate, and steering wheel. Bluetooth is now standard on the base model with the manual transmission. Power-folding exterior mirrors are standard on the Soul! trim level. Molten, titanium, and moss exterior colors are now available across the line.


When the Soul showed up in 2010, it made waves. Thanks in part to a successful Super Bowl ad, the Soul secured its spot in the boxy-car trifecta along with the Nissan Cube and the Scion xB. The Soul is the best seller of the bunch by a large margin, and it’s easy to see why. Nifty, funky, and quirky are all words that can describe its styling. Big, buggy headlights and a squared-off, swept-back design give the Soul a sportier look than its competition. Kia added a dark chrome grille surround for 2013. Bold exterior looks are accented further by wacky but appealing paint options. Inside, there are lights in the door-mounted speakers that can flash in time with the music. The Soul! has a voice-activated infotainment system with a 4.3-inch color touch screen and a rear camera display. The two four-cylinder engines now make more power. The 1.6-liter engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission, produces 138 hp. Not enough? A 2.0-liter produces 164 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It’s available with the six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The larger engine is standard on Soul+ and Soul! models. If flower power is more appealing to you than horsepower, there is an available eco package that features automatic stop/start and an Active Eco system for optimal fuel-efficient driving.


ABS; stability and traction control; front, side, and side curtain air bags; a tire-pressure monitoring system; and hill-start assist are standard.

You'll like:

  • Admirable fuel economy
  • Robust engine output
  • Boxy outside, roomy inside

You won't like:

  • Interior materials are a bit of a letdown
  • Sportier model not available

Key Competitors For The 2013 Kia Soul

  • Nissan Cube
  • Scion xB
  • Scion xD
2014 Kia Soul Test Mule Interior
We’ve seen the 2014 Kia Soul’s heavily camouflaged exterior, but these latest shots show the tester’s revised interior. Among the updates is a new infotainment screen, which looks big enough to satisfy the Soul’s style-focused customers when the new car arrives.
2013 Kia Soul Front Three Quarter View
An electric version of the next-generation Kia Soul tester we've spied before may be coming to the U.S., where it will also be officially unveiled sometime next year, Autocar reports. The Kia Soul EV could arrive in the States as early as 2014.

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Base FWD 5-Dr Hatchback I4
25 MPG City | 30 MPG Hwy
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2013 Kia Soul Specifications

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1.6L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
25 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
30 MPG
138 hp @ 6300rpm
123 ft lb of torque @ 4850rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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