2017 Kia Soul  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#73 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#145 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Kia Soul
The Soul, part of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a midsize 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 2017 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 2017 Kia Soul has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Kia Soul has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0565% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4508%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0565% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4508% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Kia Soul is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Kia Soul is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9323Hyundai AccentKia RioChevrolet SonicHyundai VelosterMitsubishi LancerJeep RenegadeNissan Versa NoteFord FocusKia SoulKia ForteFord FiestaHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Kia Soul with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 23 to 93. The 2017 Kia Soul is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Accent, the 2017 Kia Rio, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2017 Hyundai Veloster, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2017 Honda Fit, the 2017 Ford Fiesta, and the 2017 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2017 Ford Focus, the 2017 Nissan Versa Note, and the 2017 Jeep Renegade.

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