2019 Kia Soul Review
The Soul, a subcompact crossover SUV from Kia Motors, received a complete redesign in the 2020 model year to usher in its third production cycle. There are now more trim levels than ever before; you can choose between LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX, and GT-Line Turbo trims. The LX, all the way to the EX, is powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. On the base-level LX, this engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission; the S, GT-Line, X-Line, and EX go with a continuously variable transmission. Only the top-of-the-line GT-Line Turbo has a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 with 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
What's New for the 2020 Kia Soul?
As a subcompact five-seater, the 2020 Kia Soul has quite a lot of passenger volume, which is measured at 102.2 cubic feet. Luggage space is also substantive. Standard cargo volume—which is measured between the rear seats and the liftgate—can be maximized at 62.1 cubic feet if you fold down the rear seats, and there’s also a dual-level cargo board, which can be positioned to expand and restrict the cargo volume. Woven cloth seat trim, a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, and a 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat are standard. If you go above the LX, you can get additions or enhancements such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium tricot cloth or leatherette seat trim, steering-wheel and front-seat heating ability, 10-way power adjustability, and 2-way power lumbar support.
Standard comfort and convenience features of the 2020 Soul include remote keyless entry, Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, six-speaker audio, AM/FM radio, MP3 playback ability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack for playing media from portable devices, and a 7-inch color touchscreen display. Upper-level trim features include wireless charging ability, a head-up display, a smart key system with push-button engine start, dual charging-only USB ports, UVO infotainment integration, HD Radio technology, a trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, 10.25-inch color touchscreen navigation, and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Standard safety features on the 2020 Kia Soul include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, hill start assist control, a backup camera, a theft-deterrent system that combines remote keyless entry and engine immobilization, and six airbags (two front impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and two roof-mounted side curtain airbags). Upper-level trims are more likely to have driver-assist technologies, which include smart cruise control, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, blind spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic assist, driver attention warning, and lane change assist.
2020 Kia Soul Coming soon
Want to test-drive the latest Kia Soul? Call us today at our dealership in Wesley Chapel, Florida, to schedule an appointment. As evidenced by reviews on Google, Cars.com, DealerRater.com, and KBB, we have a great history of providing customer satisfaction. One of our Kia sales specialists will be more than willing and able to assist you in getting the Soul vehicle that meets your specifications.
* “Starting MSRP” is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.