2016 Kia Soul MPG – Gas Mileage And Fuel Economy Figures
Official 2016 Kia Soul gas mileage and mpg fuel economy figures!
The totally transformed Soul crossover offers a choice of two efficient 4-cylinder engines.
The base 1,6L GDI engine generates 130-horsepower (at 6,300 rpm) and 118 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,850 rpm.
The more potent 2,0L unit packs 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque at a 4,000 rpm.
Both engines are fitted with the gasoline-direct-injection (GDI) technology.
The GDI system injects gasoline directly into the cylinders which results in a significant increase of power and improved fuel economy.
There are two transmissions available, the 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic unit.
Now, let’s take a look at the Kia Soul fuel economy figures (2016 model year)!
2016 Kia Soul MPG
- 1,6L 4-cylinder GDI engine (Base trim level)
- Kia Soul Base with 6-speed manual transmission fuel economy is rated at 24 / 30 (city / highway) mpg.
- Kia Soul Base with 6-speed automatic transmission is also rated at 24 / 30 (city / highway).
- 2,0L 4-cylinder GDI engine (Plus and Exclaim trims)
- The Soul Plus with 6-speed automatic gearbox achieves 23 / 31 (city / highway) mpg.
- The same model with ISG (start-stop system) delivers 24 mpg in the city and 31mpg on highway
- The Soul Exclaim deliver the same fuel economy figures as the Soul Plus model (without ISG), which is 23 / 31 mpg.
Important note: All three model feature a fuel tank with a capacity of 14,2 gallons!
The real-life Kia Soul fuel economy may differ slightly from the figures you see above.
The numbers depend on your driving habits, as well as on the routs you drive.
If you spend a lot of time in a heavy traffic, you can expect to achieve slightly lower average mpg than mentioned above.
On the other hand, if you drive mostly on highways you can achieve above average fule economy ratings.
Another factor that affects the Soul’s mpg figures is the choice of an engine and transmission.
The more power your car has, the lower mileage you can expect to achieve.
In the Soul’s case, you can also improve the overall mpg, if you opt in for an ISG start-stop system.
The system comes available as a part of ECO Package that costs additional $400, but adds a few extras to the car.
- ISG (Idle Stop and Go system)
- Low rolling resistance tires
- 16-inch alloy-wheels
- P205/60 R16 tires
Find more about the latest 2016 Kia Soul model here…