Best Kia Soul Tires
Kia’s segment-busting Soul continues to be a popular choice for all types of buyers, combing a unique look and some impressive utility in an affordable and fuel-efficient package. If the rubber on yours is running low, we’ve put together a list of the best Kia Soul tires based on ride quality, tread life, performance and price.
Kia Soul Tire Sizes
Below are the different trim levels available for the Kia Soul from the factory as well as the tire sizes available for each.
- EX 215/45/17 or 235/45/18
- GT-Line 235/45/18
- GT-Line Turbo 235/45/18
- LX 205/60/16
- S 205/60/16
- X-Line 235/45/18
Best Tires for Kia Soul
There’s an extensively long list of tires that fit the Kia Soul and while we have included quite a few below, they really are the best.
Top amongst them is the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring for combining solid summer and all-season performance, with a luxury ride, a long 70,000 mile tread life and one of the lowest prices of their competitive set.
Next up, we’d look to the General Altimax RT43 which is both slightly cheaper and has a slightly shorter 65,000 mile tread life.
From there there the Continental Pure Contact LS offers heightened ride comfort and low noise levels, though at a bit of a price premium, while the Yokohama Avid Ascend GT adds a touch more sporty performance.
We’d also recommend looking at our list of the longest lasting tires below, both of which we’d also classify as options in this overall best-of list too.
Getting into the more premium priced products the Bridgestone Ecopia EP 422 Plus does offer exceptional ride quality and the latest fuel-saving technology. It’s long lasting too, but costs roughly 20% more than the Coopers. Similarly, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus II gives you heightened summer performance with excellent all-season grip but its also a touch on the expensive side.
The Michelin Primacy Tour AS has a shorter tread life than all the others on this list, but has been built specifically to diminish stopping distances. It’s not overly sporty, but under braking it stops far shorter than the competition.
And finally for something completely different there’s the Michelin CrossClimate2 which offers true winter performance in an all-season tire, meaning you can drive it all year round in any climate. It’s even a quite impressive handling tire in the summer.
Longest Lasting Tires for Kia Soul
Best Performance Tires for Kia Soul
If you’re looking to add some more driving dynamics into your Soul then we’d first look to the Yokohama Advan Sport AS+. They’re reasonably affordable and offer solid tread life of 55,000 miles. For those who demand even more performance we’d look at the Pirelli Zero All Season Plus.
Finally, if you’d like your performance without spending too much, the Kumho Ecsta PA51 is the most affordable option, but will also wear the fastest.
Best Budget Tires for Kia Soul
When it comes to more affordable tires for your Soul, one of the most affordable is the Goodyear Eagle Touring which comes on the car from the factory. If you’re pleased with the performance and tread life, we have no issues recommending it again. However, the Kumho Solus TA71 is a bit more expensive, but should last longer overall with a 60,000 mile warranty. Finally there’s the Nexen CP671 which sits somewhere in between on pricing.
Cheapest Tire for Kia Soul
Best Winter Tire for Kia Soul
Cheapest Winter Tire for Kia Soul
Best Budget Tire for Kia Soul
Tire Buying FAQ
Where can I find the best price on tires?
There is no one answer to this question unfortunately. Sites like Tire Rack and Discount tire offer deals all the time on specific brands. You can also find deals on Amazon though they are much harder to find and often only apply to a specific size or group of sizes. Visit our Tire Deals page for more info.
When is the best time to buy tires?
It’s common that many shoppers buy tires once its already too late. At that point you don’t have a lot of choice and can often over-pay. If you’re planning ahead, generally, retailers offer significant tire deals around major holiday weekends (especially in the summer), as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How much is Shipping?
Shipping is often included when you purchase tires online. Many retailers offer free shipping if you get your tires shipped to an installer that they recommend. Even if you ship to your home, Tire Rack offers free shipping on purchases over $50. And if you’re buying new tires, that won’t be hard.
How long does shipping take?
Shipping can take just a few days, or over a week in the worst cases. Often it depends on where you live. anyone in a larger urban center or living closer to a tire distribution center can get them quite quickly.
Does anyone offer mobile tire installation?
Depending on where you live, there may be numerous local mobile tire installers available. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of tracking one down, TireRack offers its own service. You don’t even have to purchase tires from TireRack to use it.
While it’s more expensive than bringing your tires to the shop, it’s also a lot more convenient. Prices start at $25 per tire.
How much does it cost to install a tire?
Generally you’ll pay between $25 and $50 per tire for installation services. This includes mounting and balancing, while using the latest tools so your rims don’t get scuffed or scraped.
Do I need to replace the tire pressure monitoring system when I change tires?
It’s not necessary to replace TMPS sensors when you change tires, but you may want to consider it. The units can fail over time due to damage or corrosion. Also, most units contain a battery and as a sealed unit, they must be replaced when the battery wears down. While most tire installers will handle sourcing these parts for you, you can also buy your own here.
Do online tire retailers offer rebates?
Absolutely! In fact, rebates are offered by most brands (even premium ones). Often these incentives are offered with other deals including up-front discounts and credit card offers.