2019 Kia Soul  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#82 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#168 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Kia Soul
The Soul, part of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Kia Soul is 21% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Kia Soul is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Kia Soul offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

7950Toyota YarisHyundai AccentKia RioChevrolet SonicNissan KicksNissan Versa NoteSubaru ImprezaHyundai VelosterKia SoulFord FiestaHonda CivicHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Kia Soul with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 79. The 2019 Kia Soul is safer than the 2019 Toyota Yaris, the 2019 Hyundai Accent, the 2019 Kia Rio, the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2019 Nissan Kicks, the 2019 Honda Fit, the 2019 Honda Civic, and the 2019 Ford Fiesta and less safe than the 2019 Hyundai Veloster, the 2019 Subaru Impreza, and the 2019 Nissan Versa Note.

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