2010 Kia Soul  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#47 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#104 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Kia Soul
The Soul, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a small wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2014. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Kia Soul is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Kia Soul has a score of 68, implying a 0.058% chance of driver death (5.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Kia Soul has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.058% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.629%, meaning the average driver has a 0.058% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.629% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Kia Soul is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Kia Soul is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9220Chevrolet AveoKia RioKia ForteJeep PatriotNissan CubeMitsubishi LancerJeep CompassKia SoulToyota Scion xDToyota Scion xBSuzuki SX4Honda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Kia Soul with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 20 to 92. The 2010 Kia Soul is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet Aveo, the 2010 Kia Rio, the 2010 Kia Forte, the 2010 Jeep Patriot, the 2010 Nissan Cube, the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2010 Honda Fit, and the 2010 Suzuki SX4 and less safe than the 2010 Jeep Compass. It is about as safe as the 2010 Toyota Scion xD.

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