2015 Kia Soul
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The Best Commuter Car For The Money

by from Reno, NV on April 21, 2016

I have owned 15 cars in my lifetime, and driven dozens more. For the money nothing has impressed me in quite the same way as the Kia Soul. Sure, there are faster cars. There are more prestigious cars....
I have owned 15 cars in my lifetime, and driven dozens more. For the money nothing has impressed me in quite the same way as the Kia Soul. Sure, there are faster cars. There are more prestigious cars. There are sexier looking cars. But no other $20k car has the combination of attributes as the Soul. It's uniquely styled and instantly identifiable as a Soul - this is about as iconic (think VW Bug) as anything to come out of Korea. It's roomy, has a smooth shifting transmission, rides/handles decently, has very comfortable seats, comes available with an awesome infotainment system (Infinity), and is shockingly roomy given the compact exterior. It's just so easy to live with as a daily driver. The material quality is about as good as anything you will find for $20k, regardless of make. My complaints are few: Interior colors are too limited, the fuel economy is mediocre at best, and the paint is thin and chips easily, but that goes for most new cars these days with water based environmentally friendly paint. As long as they don't mess up the winning formula, we will continue to own at least one Soul in our household. Well done, Kia!
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Great Car

by from Ottawa ON on February 10, 2016

This is the best car I have owned to date. It is a fun, quick and reliable car. As a mechanic I work on a lot of import vehicles and the Kia and Hyundai products are the only ones I'll buy for my own ...
This is the best car I have owned to date. It is a fun, quick and reliable car. As a mechanic I work on a lot of import vehicles and the Kia and Hyundai products are the only ones I'll buy for my own use. The performance is fantastic for its size and the interior size is amazing. I would recommend this car to anyone.
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Love love love it

by from Winston Salem NC on July 28, 2016

Just traded in our 2007 RAV4 for the 2015 Soul+ . Wow what an upgrade. This car is so tech savvy . We got the shadow black with the Kia red trim . It looks like a demon really a head turner. Put it i...
Just traded in our 2007 RAV4 for the 2015 Soul+ . Wow what an upgrade. This car is so tech savvy . We got the shadow black with the Kia red trim . It looks like a demon really a head turner. Put it in sport mode and hold on. Our RAV4 could barely get out of it's own way. This really a fun little car and the gas millage is great. Very satisfied.
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Love My Soul

by from Whitsett, NC on July 27, 2016

Best small car I have ever owned. Sharp looking, adequate power, smooth power train, very comfortable and useful interior space. All around great car. I have the 2.0 liter engine. Very pleased.
Best small car I have ever owned. Sharp looking, adequate power, smooth power train, very comfortable and useful interior space. All around great car. I have the 2.0 liter engine. Very pleased.
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First New Car; Excellent

by from North Carolina on August 29, 2015

I just recieved my 2015 Kia Soul (!) on August 18th! It is in the Cloud White exterior color and has the beige leather interior! It is an amazing car! I average around 26 mpg in the city and 32 on the...
I just recieved my 2015 Kia Soul (!) on August 18th! It is in the Cloud White exterior color and has the beige leather interior! It is an amazing car! I average around 26 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. The system once told me I was getting 78.4 mpg when I reset the trip computer and coasted down a long decline on the highway! Pretty nifty! The interior is top notch and there is plenty of space! All of my friends think I'm crazy for driving a Korean product, but, frankly, I'd rather have another Kia over a lot of luxury car brands. Anyways, this is a great car with lots of...SOUL, and I have yet to have any sort of mechanical or electrical problem with the car. *knock on wood.
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A great car

by from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on September 3, 2015

I did a lot of shopping and road tests before buying my new car. The kia soul was the best car for me with all the options that I needed for a reasonnable price. In Montreal, winter is very cold and l...
I did a lot of shopping and road tests before buying my new car. The kia soul was the best car for me with all the options that I needed for a reasonnable price. In Montreal, winter is very cold and last long. The options like heated mirors, heated seats and heated stearing are a must to have. These options (especially the heated stearing) usually comes only with pricy cars. With the Kia Soul, they actually came at a very good price. Also, the size of the car is perfect for 4 peoples with a good space for legs in the back seat. The back of the front seats is made of plastic so it's very easy to clean the little footprints on them. The interior of the Soul is very nice. The square back of the car make it very easy to get in or out big boxes or almost anything when the back seats are down. Also when I drive it on the highway, the car is very quiet. The warranty offered by Kia was also great and financing at 0%. This car has it all !
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Fun Fun Fun

by from iowa on August 5, 2015

I just purchased a 2015 KIA Soul and I love It !!! It is so much fun to drive. All the technology is great especially the voice comand, it makes it much safer. I also love the backup camera and double...
I just purchased a 2015 KIA Soul and I love It !!! It is so much fun to drive. All the technology is great especially the voice comand, it makes it much safer. I also love the backup camera and double sunroof.
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New Car for fun

by from Crestline Calif on January 25, 2015

First new car in 25 years. We love it. I can sit here and look out the window and see my "Alien Green" Kia sitting out there waiting to take us anywhere we want to go. We couldn't be more thrilled. We...
First new car in 25 years. We love it. I can sit here and look out the window and see my "Alien Green" Kia sitting out there waiting to take us anywhere we want to go. We couldn't be more thrilled. We were not sure that my wheelchair would fit, but it even fits when the rear seats are in use. This is truly the car for us.
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New Car Owner of a Kia Soul

by from Dickinson, Texas on October 6, 2015

My husband just bought me a new Kia Soul--well, for us, and I love this car! A little car but with much room on the inside. The dash board area, if you are like me, get lost easy--look no further. Thi...
My husband just bought me a new Kia Soul--well, for us, and I love this car! A little car but with much room on the inside. The dash board area, if you are like me, get lost easy--look no further. This car is easy to navigate the controls and dials. The seats are comfortable for me! I love the body style and the way it drives. Its smooth and comfortable. The view from the windows is wide too!
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On my 'bucket' list...

by from ohio on September 12, 2014

Shopping for a car was a lot of work and time. My husband and I finally decided on the 2015 Kia Soul in Alien green. Both of us are in are 70's and all the extras made us just look and one another...w...
Shopping for a car was a lot of work and time. My husband and I finally decided on the 2015 Kia Soul in Alien green. Both of us are in are 70's and all the extras made us just look and one another...will we figure out all these buttons and features?? Well we are slowly getting acquainted with our Soul and really love it. Very quiet startup, comfortable ride, love the backup camera and moon roof. I am as happy as can be and...the Kia Soul was on my 'bucket' list.
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