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Kia joined the boxy wagon segment when it launched the Soul as a 2010 model. It competes with cars like the Scion xB and Nissan Cube. Employing front-wheel drive and powered by a choice of four-cylinder engines, the Soul comes with a host of standard features and an attractive base price. It's offered in base, Soul+ and Soul! trim levels.
New for 2013
For the 2013 model year, Bluetooth connectivity with steering-wheel-mounted audio controls is now standard, and power-folding side mirrors are available. A newly optional Eco Package for the automatic-transmission Soul+ trim level adds auto stop/start engine technology and low-rolling-resistance tires.
Featuring a rounded front end that's reminiscent of a Mini Cooper, the Soul has short front and rear overhangs and a fairly raked windshield. Exterior features include:
The Soul has seating for up to five with its front bucket seats and rear bench seat. The bench seat is split and can be folded down to expand the cargo area. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The Soul's base engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 138 horsepower and works with a six-speed manual transmission. There is an available 164-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic. Mechanical features include:
Standard features include:
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