Review: 2020 Kia Soul


The completely redesigned third-generation Kia Soul offers a new trim lineup, but thankfully keeps its fun, unique body style. The 2020 Soul brings more standard and available technology and safety features and delivers a strong fuel economy. Visit Premier Kia in Lufkin if you’re looking for an affordable compact car, hatchback, or subcompact SUV because the Kia Soul fits in each of these segments.

Performance

A large number of trim levels are offered in the 2020 Soul, with five out of the six equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drivetrain; an intelligent variable transmission is available. This base engine makes 147-hp and 132 lb-ft of torque and earns an estimated 31 mpg highway and 25 mpg city. Available is a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that kicks out 210-hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. A sport tuned suspension, chrome-tipped center exhaust, roof rails, and two-toned roof treatment are optional.

Comfort and Convenience

The cabin provides available leatherette seating, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated front seats. The Soul delivers big on the amount of passenger and cargo space. You have up to 24.2 cubic feet with seating for five passengers, or with the rear seat folded, 62.1 cubic feet of cargo volume is provided. The vehicle exterior has several options to choose from including a power sunroof, heated outside mirrors, mirror-mounted LED turn-signal indicators, and front fog lights.

Technology

The Kia UVO infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Bluetooth®, a USB port, and a 6-speaker sound system come standard. An upgraded UVO system with a 10.25-inch color touch-screen display, HD Radio®, SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, dual center console charging ports, a wireless charger, head-up display, and a 640-watt Harman Kardon® audio system with illuminated speakers that light to the beat of the music, are optional.

Pricing

Starting at $17,490 MSRP

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