What is the fuel mileage for the 2020 Kia Soul?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 7:01 pm
2020 Kia Soul red front side view on a curved road

2020 Kia Soul fuel efficiency and engine options

When it comes to the Kia Soul and its efficiency, there are a lot of configurations to consider, and we will take a look at all of them as we explore the 2020 Kia Soul fuel efficiency and engine options. Determine which combination is best for you and your needs!

Transmission and engine options of the 2019 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul trim level lineup got a lot larger for 2020 and it now includes six trim levels. That lineup starts with the LX and goes up from there with the S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, and the top GT-Line Turbo. Don’t be confused by there being two GT-Line trims and them being spaced apart, that’s just how they breakdown in terms of price.

2020 Kia Soul shift lever

2020 Soul transmission options

For 2020, most of the Soul lineup features an Intelligent Variable Transmission or IVT which produces some insane efficiency. This transmission comes standard on the S, GT-Line, X-Line, and EX and it’s available on the LX. Standard, the LX actually enjoys a 6-speed manual transmission for those that enjoy a greater connection with the road. The top GT-Line Turbo trim gets a sporty 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

2020 Kia Soul exterior color options

2020 Kia Soul turbo engine

2020 Soul engine options

In terms of engines, the top GT-Line Turbo gets a turbo engine, as you probably expected. This 1.6-liter turbo powerplant can produce up to 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The rest of the 2020 Soul lineup gets a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine that’s still good for 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. Either way, you get a sporty engine under the hood of a fun and stylish Kia crossover.

2020 Kia Soul available safety features

2020 Kia Soul GT-Line badge on grille

How efficient is the 2020 Kia Soul?

As you’ve likely learned from above, we have a lot of configurations to consider, but still much of the lineup enjoys the same efficiency. We’ll break it all down for you for each configuration below.


City MPG: 25
Highway MPG: 31
*With the standard manual transmission

LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX**

City MPG: 25
Highway MPG: 31
**With optional 18-inch wheels


City MPG: 25
Highway MPG: 31
***With available 17-inch wheels

GT-Line Turbo

City MPG: 27
Highway MPG: 32


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