2nd Generation (2014—2019) Soul Problems

This generations ranks 39th out of 45 Kia generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (28%), electrical (21%), and the hvac (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure 6 complaints at an average of 56,481 miles in the 2015 Kia Soul.
  2. Engine Won\'t Turn Over, Won\'t Start 4 complaints at an average of 10,906 miles in the 2016 Kia Soul.
  3. Extreme Humidity on Windows 5 complaints at an average of 8,738 miles in the 2015 Kia Soul.

What Soul Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Kia model years.

Watch out for the 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 4 0 2 2.89
2018 7 0 9 4.53
2017 2 0 21 1.1
2016 17 1 40 7.71
2015 28 2 75 14.45
2014 45 2 87 14.29

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