Used 2012 Kia Soul

2012 Kia Soul
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2012 Kia Soul

Pros

  • Loads of available features
  • top crash scores
  • user-friendly controls
  • ample passenger space
  • funky style
  • low price
  • long warranty.

Cons

  • Limited cargo room versus competitors
  • noisy and busy highway ride.

Used 2012 Kia Soul for Sale

Kia Soul 2012 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
70,117 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
Base
List$9,988
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Kia Soul 2012 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
61,873 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
Base
CarMax
18 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Kia Soul 2012 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
75,743 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
Base
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Kia Soul 2012 + 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
85,507 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
+
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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2012 Kia Soul with an available Extended Warranty
Kia Soul 2012 ! 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
35,724 miles
List$11,492
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Kia Soul 2012 + 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
62,420 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
+
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Kia Soul 2012 ! 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
68,145 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
!
Opequon Cadillac
38.7 mi away
List$9,997
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Kia Soul 2012 + 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
56,788 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
+
List$9,770
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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$269 Below Market
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Kia Soul 2012 + 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
103,304 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
+
List$7,293
Est.Loan: $136/mo
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Kia Soul 2012 ! 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
63,619 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
!
List$8,990
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Kia Soul 2012 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
84,401 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
Base
Graham Cadillac
80.5 mi away
List$6,991
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Kia Soul 2012
60,887 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
+
List$9,490
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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Kia Soul 2012 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
107,251 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
Base
ListNot Listed
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Kia Soul 2012 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
84,244 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
Base
ListNot Listed
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Kia Soul 2012 ! 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
72,894 miles
Used 2012
Kia Soul
!
Hicks Volvo Cars
54.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Kia Soul brings hipster styling and a fun-to-drive nature to the realm of the practical hatchback.

vehicle overview

There are a lot of adjectives we could use to describe the 2012 Kia Soul, but "boring" isn't one of them. In fact, this quirky-looking compact hatchback gets even more interesting this year, with a number of upgrades that start with refreshed exterior styling. The general look remains, but there are new details like flashy LED running lights on the ! model. Yes, the whimsical "!" and "+" trim levels live on.

The interior gets similarly subtle updates, most of which bolster the Soul's already impressive lineup of available features. The steering wheel now telescopes, the materials are a bit nicer, the optional seat heaters get an additional setting and a navigation system is offered for the first time. As always, these items benefit from Kia's user-friendly controls.

More noteworthy are the Soul's mechanical upgrades, including a direct-injection 1.6-liter engine that's both more powerful and more fuel-efficient. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder has also been given a 22-horsepower shot in the arm, and both engines benefit from new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

The result is better fuel economy, though it still falls short of some other compact hatchbacks. Still, a new Eco package available on automatic-equipped models should help save fuel, featuring stop-start technology that automatically shuts down the engine when you come to a stoplight and restarts it as soon as you lift your foot off the (now firmer and more reassuring) brake pedal. Another change concerns the steering, which is now electrically assisted.

The 2012 Kia Soul's blend of style and practicality -- not to mention its affordable price tag, long list of standard and available features and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty -- make it one of our top choices. Only if cargo capacity is a top priority would we suggest checking out the Scion xB. And if fuel economy or handling are at the top of your list, there are a number of other similarly priced small hatchbacks that might work out better, including the Chevy Sonic and Ford Fiesta. The Nissan Juke is also similarly sized, priced and equipped if you're considering one of the pricier Souls. But for a car that's both funky and practical, it doesn't get much better than the Soul.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Kia Soul is a four-door hatchback available in three punctuation-inspired trim levels: base, + and !.

The base model's list of standard equipment includes 15-inch steel wheels, power locks and mirrors, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and a four-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. When equipped with the optional automatic transmission, the base Soul gains keyless entry, rear privacy glass, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat and Bluetooth phone connectivity.

Automatic-equipped base Souls can also be fitted with the 1.6 Eco package, which adds fuel-saving features like a stop/start system, low-rolling-resistance tires and an upgraded battery, along with additional items that include 16-inch alloy wheels, power mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors and additional speakers.

Besides the Eco package's fuel-saving features (available separately), the Soul + includes all the extra items above along with heated mirrors, dash-top and center console storage bins, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and some metal-look interior trim. The Audio Upgrade package adds automatic headlights, a rearview camera, the Uvo hands-free electronic interface and an eight-speaker Infinity sound system with HD radio and tricolor speaker lights.

The top-of-the-line Soul ! adds 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a sunroof (optional on Soul +), houndstooth pattern two-tone upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Audio Upgrade package. The Premium package adds keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic climatic control and a navigation system with real-time traffic.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Kia Soul arrives with a number of notable upgrades, including more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, new six-speed transmissions and revised steering. Styling has been updated inside and out, and there are a number of new technology options.

Performance & mpg

The front-wheel-drive Kia Soul is offered with two different engines. The base Soul gets a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 138 hp and 123 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard (includes a hill holder) and a six-speed automatic is optional. EPA mileage estimates for the 1.6-liter engine are 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined regardless of transmission choice. These numbers rise to 26/31/28 with the 1.6 Eco package, which features low-rolling-resistance tires and auto-start/stop technology similar to that found in hybrid powertrains.

Soul + and ! models get a gutsier 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out a healthy 164 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The Soul + gets the same transmission choices as the base model, but the Soul ! is automatic only. In Edmunds performance testing, a Soul ! went from zero to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds -- a strong time for this class. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23/28/25 with the automatic and 24/29/26 with the manual (or if equipped with the Eco package).

Safety

Standard safety equipment for all 2012 Kia Soul models includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. Hill-start assist is also now standard across the lineup.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Soul ! came to a stop from 60 mph in a strong-for-its-class 120 feet.

In government crash tests, the Soul earned an overall score of four stars (out of five), with four stars for overall frontal impact protection and five stars for overall side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Soul its highest score of "Good" in its frontal offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests.

Driving

With significantly more power on tap, driving the 2012 Kia Soul gets more enjoyable and less anxious when merging onto a freeway. However, while engineers managed to extract some extra oomph out of the 1.6-liter engine, we still think most buyers will be happier with the gutsy 164-hp 2.0-liter, especially since the difference in fuel economy is so small. Both the new six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are a noticeable improvement over the units they replace.

In terms of handling, the Soul doesn't offer the sort of zippy nature found in the Chevy Sonic or Ford Fiesta, but it isn't a soft snooze mobile like the Nissan Cube. Its new steering for 2012 is also more responsive than before and lighter in parking lots, while its brake pedal has a firmer, more reassuring feel. Minor tweaks to the suspension have improved ride quality somewhat, though models fitted with the admittedly sharp-looking 18-inch alloy wheels still feel harsh over bad pavement.

Interior

Just because the 2012 Kia Soul is long on style doesn't mean it's short on practicality. With its modern look and pronounced center stack, the passenger cabin offers a nice balance between form and function. Upgraded materials and additional sound deadening for 2012 give the interior a higher-quality feel, while details like the available two-tone houndstooth upholstery give the Soul more flair than similarly priced competitors.

Gauges and controls are well-placed and intuitive to use, even when fitted with new high-tech options like the voice-controlled Uvo infotainment system that allows you to control your cell phone, iPod and more with voice commands. The optional Infinity audio system's lighted speaker trim rings that flash to the beat of the music are admittedly a gimmick, but they're still kind of fun.

One of the side benefits of the Soul's boxy design is the abundant head- and legroom, even in the backseat. Behind those rear seatbacks are 19 cubic feet of cargo room, which grows to 53 cubic feet with both sections of the 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded down. While these numbers are on par with many competitors, folks who need maximum schlepping capacity should compare them to the Scion xB's cavernous 70-cubic-foot cargo hold.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Kia Soul.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Car
kipper1975,09/28/2011
I was looking at the base model, but ended up getting the +Auto. I got 66 miles on my Soul and already love it. I am 6' 1", 215lbs, and I have good leg room, head room and the seats are comfortable. For a 2.0L engine, it has alot of pep, you can't race it but, I was doing 90MPH before I knew it. Side by side it is the size of my wifes Jeep. They have Infinty system that sounds really good, with lights around the front speakers. Very good little car, so far awsome gas milage, have tok a road trip yet, but in the city driving so far so good. Windows up radio on very little road noise....I wanted the ! at first but the only difference was GPS, I have a portable GPS so didn't need it.
Great "Around Town" Car
jra8,04/03/2012
Definately a fun car to drive. Bought as companion to Chrysler Van, whose capacity I need about 20% of the time. The Soul is perfect fo the 80% of the time it is 1 or 2 people, and a brief case or gym bag. I am getting 31-33 MPG around town (1.6lengine,automatic). I use ECO mode about half the time. Love how quick and agile it is. Interesting that highway mileage has been well below estimates. At 70 MPH, RPMs are 2800. Need to be at about 55 to get advertised MPG. Overall, very happy after 1000 miles.
I love my 2012 Kia Soul Base Automatic w/options
sprchrgrguy,10/15/2011
I bought my new 2012 Soul base automatic in mid September. BRIGHT SILVER. I Love Love it! I was going to settle for the base base manual but once I drove the automatic base I fell in love. Its not over loaded but just loaded enough. Cruise, sports matic, side blinkers, bluetooth, steering wheel controls and ECO. I am sure their is more.This is my fourth Kia and so happy with KIA. All their cars are great! Even though it only has the hubcaps it sure looks great. I already have 3300 miles on it. and looking forward to many many more.
Fun AND Value
kevster63,06/25/2012
I have had my Soul for about 9 months now, and have 11K miles on her. I find it way too fun to drive, and as a daily driver I find my commute a far better experience than it once was. It has great performance considering the 2.0 liter engine (I also own a Hemi...), and scoots along just fine. The biggest issue is its lack of aerodynamics (but the BOX is cute!) so its mileage suffers on the highway if you are travelling faster than 65-70mph. Below 65mph it gets GREAT mileage, so I can easily average 30 mpg on my daily commute (20/80 city/hwy). Comfy seats, Awesome UVO sound system, bluetooth features, and more, make it fun! I have had absolutely NO reliability issues! 11K miles and HAPPY!
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
164 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
25 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
25 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
23 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
164 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.1%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Kia Soul Overview

The Used 2012 Kia Soul is offered in the following submodels: Soul Wagon. Available styles include + 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6A), 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6M), ! 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and + 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Kia Soul?

Save up to $275 on one of 12 Used 2012 Kia Soul for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,991 as of10/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Kia Soul trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Kia Soul + is priced between $7,293 and$11,998 with odometer readings between 56788 and103304 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Kia Soul Base is priced between $6,991 and$10,998 with odometer readings between 61873 and84401 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Kia Soul ! is priced between $8,990 and$11,492 with odometer readings between 35724 and68145 miles.

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