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2016 Kia Soul

Urban, compact multi-purpose vehicles have become one of the most popular segments on the market, thanks to their versatility and funky designs. The 2016 Kia Soul leads this segment, with a vehicle that is sporty yet functional, fun yet reasonable. This four-door vehicle is available in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX.

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Character, Through and Through

Creative styling, fun colors, and plenty of personal touches make the 2016 Kia Soul stand out in any crowd - you'll never have trouble finding it in a crowded parking lot. It is boxy and upright, but features sheet metal that helps to soften these features. The bulldog-like front end, with an upright fascia and lights that don't blend back much to the sides, gives way to the floating roof with its angled window line. Flared bodywork runs up and over the front and rear wheels and is noticeable along the sides as well. The rear end has tall tail lights that run up nearly the entire height of the vertical hatch. Four different wheels are available, ranging from 16 to 18 inches, while a roof rack is another functional option. The Soul is known for its bright, funky colours, with names like Solar Yellow, Caribbean Blue, and Alien. Select either the Urban or Sport Edition for even more distinct style.

Inside the 2016 Kia Soul, there is seating for up to five passengers, in cloth or leather seats. Heated seating is available in both rows, while air-cooled seats are a special option for the front row. High-quality, soft-touch materials fill the interior, with piano black or satin metal trim available. The layout is ergonomic, with big, rounded cut-outs and chunky controls that are easy to work. Interior features match up to the tech-savvy look of the Soul, with Bluetooth hands-free technology standard and keyless entry and Smart Key with push button start available. A top-of-the-line Infinity Audio system comes with an 8-inch multimedia interface that also features voice-activated navigation. The UVO infotainment system, powered by Microsoft, is available on both the EX and SX trim levels. Measurements inside the Soul are generous for a compact vehicle, with approximately 1,000 millimeters of head room in all seats, as well as nearly 1,400 millimeters of shoulder room throughout. With the rear seats up, there is 532 liters of cargo space, but with them stowed, this expands to 1,402 liters, which ranks it near the top of the segment.

Driver-Friendly Performance

Two power options are available in the 2016 Kia Soul. A six-speed manual is the standard transmission with the 1.6-litre engine, while a six-speed automatic is available with the 1.6-litre and standard on the 2.0-litre engines. The Soul is front-wheel drive with responsive handling.

2016 Kia Soul Exterior Front End

2016 Kia Soul Engines

1.6L, GDI, 4-cylinder 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque
2.0L, GDI, 4-cylinder 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque

2016 Kia Soul Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy L/100km (MPG) City Highway
1.6L, GDI, 4-cylinder Up to: 9.9 (24) Up to: 7.8 (30)
2.0L, GDI, 4-cylinder Up to: 9.8 (24) Up to: 7.5 (31)

Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.

2016 Kia Soul Interior Seating

Soul Awards

Few multi-purpose vehicles have received the number of awards that the 2016 Kia Soul has in its trophy case.

  1. 2015 "Highest in Initial Quality, Compact MPV Segment" from J.D. Power
  2. 2014 "Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year" from Local Motors
  3. 2012-2014 APEAL Award Winner, J.D. Power
  4. 2014 Vehicle Satisfaction Award winner, AutoPacific
  5. 2014 "10 Best Interiors" from WardsAuto

Safety Features

Since toting around passengers is one of the main duties of a multipurpose vehicle, the 2016 Kia Soul wants to make sure those passengers have a sense of security.

  • Dual advanced front airbags
  • Dual front seat-mounted side and side curtain airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist system and electronic brake distribution
  • Vehicle stability management
  • Electronic stability control
  • Hill assist control
  • Available rearview camera
  • Optional lane departure warning system and front collision warning system


Kia covers the 2016 Kia Soul with some of the longest, most thorough warranties in the business.

  • Comprehensive warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Powertrain Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Major Emission Components: 8 years/130,000 km

Some conditions apply. See Eastside Kia for full details in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2016 Kia Soul Exterior Rear End

2016 Kia Soul for sale in Calgary, Alberta

Few vehicles on the road make a statement like the Kia Soul does, and that's why it has risen to the top of the segment. The 2016 Kia Soul shows that you can have style, and that you can be fun and funky, but you don't have to sacrifice versatility to do so. In addition, this model offers the security and performance you expect from a Kia.

Learn more about the 2016 Kia Soul or see what else is in the showroom of your local Calgary Kia Dealer - Eastside Kia. See which Kia model captures your attention and take it out on the road. Come check out a new Kia Soul today from Eastside Kia and see if it it's the right vehicle for your lifestyle!

Disclaimer: Price subject to change without notice. See dealer for details.

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