By Matt Schmitz on March 18, 2013
Although popular culture has many convinced that the Kia Soul is only for the younger crowd and hip-hop hamsters, Cars.com reviewer Kristen Varela says the five-seat wagon's 2013 version has just about everything a family with children could want. The Soul's boxy shape translates to ample headroom, and that spaciousness extends to rear-passenger legroom. The Soul is zippy on the highway and maneuverable in tight spaces, making it great for running errands. Still, surprisingly limited cargo space and rough bump absorption at higher speeds are drawbacks. "Party Rock Anthem" playing on repeat is optional.
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