Learn more about the technical specifications of the 2022 Kia Soul.
While the Soul has become one of the most beloved vehicles in the Kia US line-up, there are still some people out there who have questions about what this boxy beauty can do.
The most frequently asked queries surrounding the 2022 Kia Soul are in regards to engine and transmission options, weight, type of oil and recommended fuel.
We have all the answers, with the key specifications about the Kia Soul, including horsepower and torque ratings, top speed, engine oil capacity, brakes, chassis and suspension data, and lots more all found below.
2022 Kia Soul engine options
The 2022 Kia Soul comes available with two different engine options, the standard 2.0L MPI, and the range-topping 1.6L GDI turbocharged 4-cylinder engines.
The more potent 201-horsepower 1.6L turbo engine is exclusive to the Soul Turbo trim level, while all other trim levels, including the base LX, S, EX, X-Line and GT-Line 2.0 come available with the 147-horsepower 2.0L engine.
Engine specs, horsepower & torque ratings
|Type||2.0L I-4, Multi-Port Injection (MPI)||1.6L-Turbo twin-scroll, Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)|
|Displacement (cc)||1,999 cc||1,591 cc|
|Horsepower||147 hp @ 6,200 rpm||201 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||132 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm||195 lb.-ft. @ 1,500 – 4,500 rpm|
|Recommended fuel||Unleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)||Unleaded Gasoline (Regular 87 or higher)|
|Engine oil capacity||4.0 liters||4.5 liters|
|Fuel tank capacity||14.3 gallons||14.3 gallons|
The two available 4-cylinder engines in the 2022 Kia Soul do not only differ by the displacement, but also by the type.
The standard 2.0L utilizes the Multi-Port Injection (MPI) technology, while the 1.6L turbo unit features twin-scroll turbocharger and gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology.
There is a difference in performance, too. The 2.0L engine in the Soul crossover generates 147-horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque, while the more powerful Soul 1,6L turbo generates 201-horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.
It is recommended that the fuel used in the 2022 Kia Soul is regular 87 or higher. The size of the fuel tank is 14.3 gallons, while the engine oil capacity stands at 4.0 liters in the 2.0L engine and 4.5 liters in the 1.6L turbo engine.
Front & rear brakes
|Brakes||Type front/rear||Size front/rear||Parking brake|
|LX||Vented disc / solid disc||11.0 in./10.3 in.||Hand Brake (Mechanical Cable Type)|
|S||Vented disc / solid disc||11.0 in./10.3 in.||Hand Brake (Mechanical Cable Type)|
|X-Line||Vented disc / solid disc||11.0 in./10.3 in.||Hand Brake (Mechanical Cable Type)|
|EX||Vented disc / solid disc||11.0 in./10.3 in.||Hand Brake (Mechanical Cable Type)|
|GT-Line 2.0||Vented disc / solid disc||11.0 in./10.3 in.||Hand Brake (Mechanical Cable Type)|
|Turbo||Vented disc / solid disc||12.0 in./11.2 in.||Hand Brake (Mechanical Cable Type)|
All 2022 Kia Soul models come standard with ventilated front disc brakes and solid disc brakes at the rear.
Most models come with 11-inch disc brakes in front and 10.3-inch brakes in back. The exception to that rule is the 2022 Soul Turbo. The brake sizes on that model are slightly bigger at 12 inches in front and 11.2 inches in back.
Chassis & suspension
|Front suspension||MacPherson Strut with Multi-functional Body Valve||MacPherson Strut with Retainer Type Sandwhich Valve|
|Rear suspension||Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA)||Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA)|
|Type / Power source||Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)||Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)|
|Turning circle, curb-to-curb||34.8 ft.||34.8 ft.|
|6-speed manual |
|Intelligent Variable Transmission (i-VT)||2,844 lbs.||–|
|7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)||–||3,036 lbs.|
The weight of the Kia Soul 2022 is dependent upon the engine and transmission option found under the hood.
The Soul crossover fitted with the 6-speed manual gearbox is the lightest among all available options, weighing in at 2,802 lbs. The heaviest Soul model is the one equipped with the 7-speed DCT and turbo engine. It weighs 3,036 lbs. Sitting in-between is the Kia Soul with IVT transmission and the weight of 2,844 lbs.
Kia Soul boasts competitive specifications
Now that you know the 2022 Kia Soul’s specifications, you should be up to speed on all that the fabulous little crossover has to offer. This is one model that keeps getting better with age!