2018 Kia Soul  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#59 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#125 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Kia Soul
The Soul, a mainstay of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. The Soul 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 2018 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 2018 Kia Soul has a score of 69, implying a 0.056% chance of driver death (5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.049%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.4%.

We estimate that the 2018 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 2018 Kia Soul is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Kia Soul is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Kia Soul offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8751Hyundai AccentKia RioNissan SentraHonda FitFord FiestaKia ForteJeep RenegadeHyundai Elantra GTNissan Versa NoteFord FocusMazda 3Kia SoulComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Kia Soul with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 51 to 87. The 2018 Kia Soul is safer than the 2018 Hyundai Accent, the 2018 Kia Rio, the 2018 Nissan Sentra, the 2018 Honda Fit, the 2018 Ford Fiesta, and the 2018 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2018 Ford Focus, the 2018 Nissan Versa Note, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, and the 2018 Jeep Renegade.

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