The gas mileage is terrible. My 2013 gets terrible gas mileage. Suppose to be 25mpg city, and 30mpg highway... definitely not. I went to Orlando on a full tank of gas and come home (Ocala) with my gas light on. My father's GMC Sierra gets better gas mileage and it's a lifted truck. Other than that, the car is reliable and great!
Best features: The car has the brightest and best headlights of any car I have ever owned. Ease of entry for all is great. Roomy inside front and back. Controls and electronics layout and haptics are well thought out and keep the driver's eyes on the road. Worst features: No spare tire or jack. Horn is weak...it's like Hello Kitty, it's cute and can't be heard by other drivers.
I have 106,000 on my 2013 Soul and have absolutely no problems with the engine nor the interior! I drive about 75 miles of city driving a day back and forth from work and home. My original front brake pads were replaced at 82,000...my original tires lasted 86,000 (bye-bye Goodyear!)...I have had both head lights and one tail light go, even the original wipers lasted 3 years! I cannot say a bad word about this little gem I own. My 6'4" neighbor fitted well into it wearing his derby with an inch to spare! I simply LOVE this car and can honestly say it's the BEST vehicle I have ever owned...AND...this is my updated review and I STILL feel the same!!