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What is the average number of years the battery lasts. Our 2016 Soul was purchased October 2015.

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What is the average number of years the battery lasts. Our 2016 Soul was purchased October 2015.
The average is around 4 years.

Many things can influence that life expectancy, such as a well maintained engine that starts on the first revolution, winter and summer temps, if the vehicles stands for extended periods, ..........

The last battery I bought was for my wife's car at around 5 years - I noticed that it cranked a little slower in the middle of winter.

You could also get a free load test done at Autzone - some battery dealers have even more sophisticated microprocessor based test equipment to assess battery health.

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Averages mean nothing.

I've had OEM battery fail in less than 2 years. I've read of others failing sooner. The some go for many more years than "average".

When mine failed "early" I just bought a quality replacement with a good warranty. Last thing I want is to have to deal with another failure because I let Kia install another OEM piece of junk..
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