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I bought my Kia in an extreme hurry (ti's a long story) without bothering to check to see which engine it came with, the 2.0 or the 1.6. It runs like a Ferrari (i exaggerate, of course) so I went back and looked at the window sticker and it said it had a 2.0 engine. Just the other day I popped the hood and the plastic cover for the air filter (or some other part) had 1.6 molded into it. Can anybody tell me which I should believe: the window sticker or the cover on the engine?

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Give me the lat 8 of your vin#. I'll look it up for you.
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I bought my Kia in an extreme hurry (ti's a long story) without bothering to check to see which engine it came with, the 2.0 or the 1.6. It runs like a Ferrari (i exaggerate, of course) so I went back and looked at the window sticker and it said it had a 2.0 engine. Just the other day I popped the hood and the plastic cover for the air filter (or some other part) had 1.6 molded into it. Can anybody tell me which I should believe: the window sticker or the cover on the engine?

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are you in US or Canada?

the VIN number will tell you the engine type, its the 8th digit from the left side 5 = 1.6L Gamma GDI and 6 = 2.0L Nu MPI engine.
Or easier still just look on your engine and if its says GDI on the cover its 1.6L and if not 2.0L, also the way the way the vehicle is equipped if its a + model (if your in the US) or ! model its a 2.0L, or if in Canada 2u or 4u for the 2.0L model.





Do you also know what year you bought and model?
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Betcha he saw the DOHC 16V and thought it meant 1.6L. Its a 2.0L.
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Betcha he saw the DOHC 16V and thought it meant 1.6L. Its a 2.0L.
good point I hadn't thought of that, I was wonder where the OP was getting that info from

Ksnyder211 - what did it say on your invoice when you purchase the vehicle?

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Although I congratulate KIA for avoiding the usual "Alphabet Soup" of numbers and letters on the rear of their cars describing the mechanicals and other features, it wouldn't hurt if KIA made it more obvious what size engine you had; perhaps a subtle 1.6 or 2.0 somewhere on the engine cover?
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Betcha he saw the DOHC 16V and thought it meant 1.6L. Its a 2.0L.
i think you hit the nail on the head with the DONC 16V.
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Thanks for all the help, everyone. It's a 2.0. It's also a '13 Soul. (I've got to figure out how to put my missing info in on this forum.)

My gas mileage added to my confusion or was a factor; I'm getting mileage I'd expect from a 1.6--32 on the highway, 29 in the city.

Again, thanks and vroom, vroom.

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Thanks for all the help, everyone. It's a 2.0. It's also a '13 Soul. (I've got to figure out how to put my missing info in on this forum.)

My gas mileage added to my confusion or was a factor; I'm getting mileage I'd expect from a 1.6--32 on the highway, 29 in the city.

Again, thanks and vroom, vroom.

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your welcome, but it might be an idea for future conversations to had to your DRIVES profile, which model it is alos - a + or a !
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