Kia Soul is a passenger car with 13 different year models, 12 different trims, and 7 original equipment tire size sets. For most Kia Soul models, the recommended tire pressure is 33 psi for both the front and rear tires.
Meanwhile, there’s a widespread debate that the tires of the 2017 to 2019 models of the Kia Soul should be inflated with 35 PSI, not 33. Check the sticker on the driver’s side door jamb in your Kia to ensure you’re using the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. You can also double-check the information in your owner’s manual.
The recommended PSI values refer to the tires that originally came with your Kia. The PSI recommendation will slightly differ in the case of a tire replacement. In such a situation, you should go by the information on the replacement tires.
However, the PSI number on the tire’s sidewall represents the maximum inflation level. It is safe not to inflate your tire to that psi rating.
In the rest of this post, we will go over the recommended tire pressure for the Kia Soul according to the automaker, based on the model year, model trim, and its original equipment tire size.
Tire Pressure Table For Kia Soul Models And Tire Size
|Recommended Tire pressure|
|Kia Soul Year Model||Tire Size||Front tire||Rear tire|
|2022||205/60R16 92H||33 psi||33 psi|
|2021||205/60R16 92H||33 psi||33 psi|
|2020||205/60R16 92H||33 psi||33 psi|
|2019||205/60R16 92H||35 psi||35 psi|
|2018||205/60R16 92H||35 psi||35 psi|
|2017||205/60R16 92H||35 psi||35 psi|
|2016||205/60R16 92H||33 psi||33 psi|
|2015||205/60R16 92H||33 psi||33 psi|
|2014||205/60R16 92H||33 psi||33 psi|
|2013||P195/65R15 89S||33 psi||33 psi|
|2012||P195/65R15 89S||33 psi||33 psi|
|2011||P195/65R15 89S||33 psi||33 psi|
|2010||P195/65R15 89S||33 psi||33 psi|
|Kia Soul “!”||215/55R17 94V||33 psi||33 psi|
|235/45R18 94V||33 – 35 psi||33 – 35 psi|
|P225/45R18 91V||33 psi||33 psi|
|P235/45R18 94V||33 psi||33 psi|
|Kia Soul +||215/55R17 94V||33 – 35 psi||33 – 35 psi|
|235/45R18 94V||33 – 35 psi||33 – 35 psi|
|P205/55R16 89H||33 psi||33 psi|
|Kia Soul Eco||205/60R16 92H||33 psi||33 psi|
|Kia Soul Ex||215/55R17 94V||33 psi||33 psi|
|Kia Soul GT-Line||235/45R18 94V||33 psi||33 psi|
|235/45R18 98V XL|
|Kia Soul Sport||P225/45R18 91V||33 psi||33 psi|
How To Check The Tire Pressure On Kia Soul
Newer models of the Kia Soul are integrated with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that automatically alerts you through the vehicle’s infotainment display when you have an underinflated tire.
But if you use an older model or want to check the tire pressure before embarking on a long drive, you can use a tire pressure gauge.
Step 1: First, you need to be sure of the recommended tire pressure for both front and rear tires, according to the manufacturer.
Step 2: Remove the tire valve caps and use a tire pressure gauge to check tire inflation in every tire.
Step 3: If the tires read a higher PSI rating than the recommended tire pressure, then take out some air by pressing down on the center plunger in the valve stem. If the tire is underinflated, use a tire inflator to add air.
Step 4: Ensure you recheck the tire pressure after inflating your tires to be sure it’s within the standard psi rating.
How To Reset Tpms In Kia Soul
The TPMS light comes on in your dashboard when you have an underinflated tire. After adjusting the tire to meet the recommended tire pressure, the TPMS light may remain on. It means you have to reset it.
Follow these steps to reset your Kia Soul TPMS
Step 1: Turn the car on but don’t run the engine
Step 2: Press the TPMS button for a few seconds until the light turns off.
Step 3: If that doesn’t work. Then try driving at 50 mph for ten minutes.
Afterward, turn off the car for 20 minutes before switching the key on without starting the engine.
You want to hold down the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light flashes three times. Next, you start the car and let it idle for 20 minutes, so the sensor resets.
But how do you locate the TPMS reset button on your Kia Soul?
Where Is The Kia Soul Tpms Reset Button?
You will find the Kia Soul TPMS reset button on the right side of the steering wheel. This button becomes useful when you want to reset the sensor due to a tire change, tire pressure change, or a static warning light that refuses to go off even after adjusting your tire pressure.
If you try all the DIY fixes and the TPMS warning light refuses to go off, there is something wrong with the TPMS system itself. I recommend you contact your dealership if that’s the case.
Now that you know the recommended tire pressure for your specific KIA Soul model or trim, ensure you do not drive on underinflated tires for an extended period.
Otherwise, you risk increased fuel consumption, loss of traction, and a compromise of the car’s structure. On the other hand, a Kia Soul with overinflated tires is susceptible to a poor driving experience, as you even risk a tire blowout.