06/22/21 ID: 17594

IRVINE, Calif., June 22, 2021 - With sales of Kia’s iconic Soul up nearly 20 percent year-on-year, the 2022 model arrives largely as a carryover with minor visual enhancements, the most apparent being the bold new Kia badge on the hood, liftgate and wheel center caps.

Updates to the S, X-Line and GT-Line include a standard 10.25-inch display screen with navigation, dual automatic climate control, push-button start with engine immobilizer, wireless smartphone charger and dual USB chargers.

The LX with manual transmission variant is discontinued. The new LX Technology Package adds 16-inch alloy wheels and bundles several advanced driver-assistance systems, including: Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning.1 Additionally, for the LX, the standard screen on the head unit is now eight inches (up one inch from last year’s model).

Steel Gray replaces Sparkling Silver on LX, S and EX variants.

Trim Levels/Pricing2 – MSRP (excludes $1,255 destination):
  • LX 2.0L 
I4 (A/T) $19,290
  • S 2.0L 
I4 (A/T) $21,590
  • X-Line 2.0L
I4 (A/T) $22,690
  • GT-Line 2.0L 
I4 (A/T) $22,690
  • EX 2.0L 
I4 (A/T) $23,590
  • Turbo 1.6T 
Turbo I4 (A/T) $27,890
  • 2.0-liter I4:
147 horsepower/132 lb.-ft. torque
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged I4:
201 horsepower/195 lb.-ft. torque
Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined)3:
  • 2.0L I4 (A/T):
28/33/30 (16- & 18-in. wheels)
  • 2.0L I4 (A/T):
29/35/31 (17-in. wheels)
  • Turbo 1.6T Turbo I4 (A/T):
27/32/29 (18-in. wheels)
Available Driver Assistance Features:
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Driver Attention Warning
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Lane Change Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist
    • Std: S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, Turbo
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist – Pedestrian
    • Std: Turbo
Dimensions: (in.):
  • Overall Length:
  • Overall Width:
  • Overall Height:
  • Wheelbase:
  • Cargo Capacity:
62.1 cu.-ft. (max)

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1These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blind spot or direction of travel.  No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions.  Always drive safely and use caution.

2 MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.

3 Based on EPA estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.

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