Despite being geared towards fun, the Soul takes its safety record seriously. Achieving Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), and an impressive five-star rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver and passengers alike can feel at ease.
All variants of the Kia Soul come equipped as standard with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and six airbags placed strategically inside the cabin, including dual-front airbags, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Additional safety features to assist the driver are available when opting for the Technology package, however, the most crucial safety feature (Autonomous Emergency Braking) is only available to the Plus trim.
|Kia Soul Trims||Base||Plus||Exclaim|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||O||O|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A||O||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
With a very positive predicted reliability, the Soul carries on its strong track record. With the majority of owners only reporting minor issues and no recalls issued over the last three years, Kia's subcompact crossover SUV offers peace of mind. In the event that something does go wrong, the Soul boasts an outstanding ten-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, five-year/60,000 mile basic warranty, and five-year/60,000 mile 24-hour roadside assistance.