2016 Kia Soul  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#76 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#146 of all 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Kia Soul has a score of 66, implying a 0.06% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Kia Soul has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0601% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.8597%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0601% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.8597% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Kia Soul is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Kia Soul is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9227Hyundai AccentHyundai VelosterToyota YarisKia ForteMitsubishi LancerJeep RenegadeVolkswagen GolfNissan Versa NoteFord FocusFord FiestaKia SoulChevrolet SonicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Kia Soul with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 27 to 92. The 2016 Kia Soul is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Accent, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, and the 2016 Toyota Yaris and less safe than the 2016 Ford Fiesta, the 2016 Ford Focus, the 2016 Nissan Versa Note, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, and the 2016 Jeep Renegade. It is about as safe as the 2016 Kia Forte, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, and the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic.

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