2021 Kia Soul  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#54 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#133 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Kia Soul
The Soul, part of Kia's lineup since 2010, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Kia offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Kia Soul has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.048%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.2%.

We estimate that the 2021 Kia Soul has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0553% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3124%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0553% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3124% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Kia Soul is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Kia Soul is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Kia Soul offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features on the 2021 Kia Soul can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. An active safety system that is standard on the 2021 Kia Soul is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA). Optional safety features on the 2021 Kia Soul which we recommend include Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA).

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8647Hyundai AccentNissan VersaKia RioHyundai VenueHyundai KonaKia ForteMazda 3Nissan SentraHyundai VelosterSubaru ImprezaKia SoulNissan KicksComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Kia Soul with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 47 to 86. The 2021 Kia Soul is safer than the 2021 Hyundai Accent, the 2021 Nissan Versa, the 2021 Kia Rio, the 2021 Hyundai Venue, and the 2021 Hyundai Kona and less safe than the 2021 Nissan Sentra and the 2021 Mazda 3. It is about as safe as the 2021 Nissan Kicks and the 2021 Subaru Impreza.

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