The 2016 Kia Soul is a small SUV for Kia. Kia first introduced the Soul in 2009. A basic model will retail for about $20k. Though it isn’t going to win any awards in the sleek or sexy category, it gets the job done for those looking for a reasonably priced small SUV. Though it is a good fit for the millennial target market, with its price, response and overall gas mileage.
There’s surprisingly good pickup in the Kia Soul, which I had expected to just putter along. Acceleration is good for jumping on the interstate. The controls are pretty straightforward. I wish that the model I had offered the temperature control by degree instead of a knob with red and blue for hot and cold. Also, the dashboard of gas tank will take some getting used to as it shares space with the temperature gauge.
The Kia Soul got a redesign in 2014, which made it a bit more pleasing in design. The car is comfortable in the driver’s and passenger’s seating. The back seat is roomier than expected but not exactly roomy. However, for a young driver or a family looking for an economical and safe car that has little kids, this is a good choice, especially when you take into account the trunk space that the Kia Soul has.
- Easy to get in and out of for short people
- Fuel Efficient
- Cloth seating is designed to handle lots of wear and tear
- Not much room in the backseat for passengers
- Dislike the front display of the gas
- Not much room in the back of the Kia Soul
The Kia Sol competes with:
2016 Chevrolet Spark
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