Kia Soul 2015 2.0 litre EX GDI Alien Green II Pearl ~56K km (35K miles) Michelin CrossClimate tires
Is fast oil depletion already an issue with the multi-port injection 2020 model? I would expect it not to be the case. I would assume that Kia went back to multi-port injection precisely because of the problems with the GDI engines.No mention of burning oil either I assume
Glanced through the reports for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 models and saw nothing that drew attention to excessive oil consumption.
Here is the owner-generated reliability report:
Notice what is missing? Information for 2020. It is too early.
Before you diss CR, note that CR relies on subscribers, i.e., consumers, to generate repair frequency information. There could be a self-selection bias. It is possible that CR subscribers are more careful owners and do things like frequently check oil levels. Or perhaps they live closer to more competent dealerships.... OK, that last suggestion was meant to be funny.
And once again, before you diss CR, can anybody point to a publication that has raised the heavy oil consumption issue with Kia Souls? Probably not.
Anyhow, all this points to the potential value of fora like Kia Soul Forums. That assumes you want your vehicle to be as reliable as possible and to easily last over 400,000 km/250,000 miles or longer.
Personally, I would rather spend our money on things other than automobiles and am willing to do some extensive reading and extra maintenance to insure that outcome.