The Kia Soul is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Kia Motors. The Kia Soul has been produced since 2008 and is currently in its third generation. In this article, we will explore all of the best features on the Kia Soul that make it one of the best-selling vehicles in its class.
The Kia Soul comes in two available engine types. A 2.0L Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) In-line 4-cylinder engine comes standard on most trim levels. This 2.0L engine gets up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The other engine available on the Kia Soul is a 1.6L DOHC In-line 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger. The Turbocharged engine puts out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The Turbocharged engine is only available on the Turbo trim level.
The Kia Soul comes in 3 different transmissions: a 6-speed manual transmission, Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) and a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). The Kia Soul is only available on a Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) drivetrain. The Kia Soul is also capable of getting up to an EPA-estimated 35 highway MPG.
The Kia Soul comes with loads of available technology and comfort options. A 7” Color Touchscreen display comes standard but can be upgraded to a 10.25” Touchscreen with Navigation. You’ll get many modern technology options like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and a Rear-Camera Display. A 6-speaker sound system comes standard but can be upgraded to a premium Harman Kardon Audio System. A wireless phone charger and USB ports throughout the vehicle will help you and your passengers stay connected while traveling.
Some premium comfort options include synthetic leather and cloth seat trim, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. You can also upgrade to a Head-Up Display which puts key driving information in the driver’s line of sight at the bottom of the front windshield. A power sunroof with manual sunshade is also an available feature.
The 2021 Kia Soul is one of the safest vehicles in its class as indicated by its designation as an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Kia Soul comes loaded with modern safety features like Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Warning and Blind Spot Collision Warning. Other features like Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Change Assist and Smart Cruise Control help you navigate crowded highways safely.
The Kia Soul comes in several trim levels which will affect the purchase price of your vehicle. We have broken out the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for each trim level below.
2021 Kia Soul LX – starting at $17,590
2021 Kia Soul S – starting at $20,690
2021 Kia Soul GT-Line – starting at $21,790
2021 Kia Soul X-Line – starting at $21,790
2021 Kia Soul EX – starting at $23,350
2021 Kia Soul Turbo – starting at $27,650
Like the rest of the Kia family of vehicles, the Soul comes with the industry’s best warranty. You’ll be covered under the limited basic warranty for 5-years / 60k miles and under the powertrain limited warranty for 10-years / 100k miles. See your local dealer for details.
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