2010 Kia Soul Sport Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Kia Soul - Road Test Specs

2010 Kia Soul Wagon

(2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2010
StyleSport 4dr Wagon
Base MSRP$17,195
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$17,645


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,975cc (121 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.1:1
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)142 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)137 @ 4,600
Transmission type5-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.308, II = 1.962, III = 1.189, IV = 0.951, V = 0.778; R = 3.583, Final Drive = 4.188


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson strut
Suspension, rearSemi-independent torsion beam
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Tire brandHankook
Tire modelOptimo H426
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP225/45R18 91V
Tire size, rearP225/45R18 91V
Wheel size18-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearSolid disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)8.8
0-75 mph (sec.)13.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 82.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)128
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.8
@ Full throttle (dB)79.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsClutch and shifter both feel a little unrefined, but as long as they last, that shouldn't matter much. I found it hard to be smooth in normal driving.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsPerfectly acceptable pedal feel and fade resistance for a tiny box.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSlalom: Good control for a box. Fun, even. Enough steering feel to sense the limits and impressive composure add up to a fast slalom speed. Skid pad: Big understeer, but easy to find and drive to the limit.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)52.5
Wind (mph, direction)Calm

Fuel Consumption

Edmunds observed (mpg)23.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)12.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,879
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
Length (in.)161.6
Width (in.)70.3
Height (in.)63.4
Wheelbase (in.)100.4
Track, front (in.)61.8
Track, rear (in.)62.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.1
Legroom, rear (in.)39.0
Headroom, front (in.)40.2
Headroom, rear (in.)39.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)12.0


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemNot available
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot available

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