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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Kia Soul safety systems were tested in 2009 under Euro NCAP's more stringent criteria. This is one overall rating (from one to five stars) that covers adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and a new area of assessment - safety assist.

It scored the maximum five stars and was particularly impressive in terms of child safety. All cars come with six airbags as standard as well as an electronic stability programme.

The Soul offers as much boot space as the Kia Ceed with the rear seats in place, plus luggage space can be increased with split/folding rear seats fitted to all models. An additional luggage tray can be specified for the boot to keep items separate and the front door bins are large enough to accommodate a drinks bottle.

The glove compartment is large and there is a small storage compartment in the centre of the dashboard, although it has a fiddly opening mechanism.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Soul (09-13).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

1 equipment

1 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
1 optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

2 equipment

2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
2 optional equipment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Burner equipment

Burner standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Burner optional equipment
None available

Echo equipment

Echo standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
Echo optional equipment
None available

Hunter equipment

Hunter standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Hunter optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Inferno equipment

Inferno standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Inferno optional equipment
None available

Quantum equipment

Quantum standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Quantum optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Samba equipment

Samba standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
Samba optional equipment
None available

Searcher equipment

Searcher standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Searcher optional equipment
None available

Shaker equipment

Shaker standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
Shaker optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Tempest equipment

Tempest standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
Tempest optional equipment
None available