Wow, what a nice vehicle the 2023 KIA Soul-S is!
We bought this car as second car for my spouse who does 90% of her driving around town. She will use it primarily to haul groceries and other store items, and to taxi two teen aged grand kids around town. We were looking for a car that is economical to buy, own, and operate, and which makes the best use of the inside space afforded by the outside size. This car looks like it will be perfect for that. It seats five comfortably and has a very generous cargo bay that is easy to load and unload. It runs well, is very solid, and has excellent fit/finish, and gorgeous black over white paint. The overall quality is excellent. It has virtually every electronic safety and convenience feature you could think of, even more than my two year old vehicle which cost much more than the Soul. It handles well, has abundant acceleration, and brakes smoothly and quickly. The CVT transmission eliminates entirely any stalls or other jerky motions associated with the normal transmission shifting gears, and keeps the engine RPMs at maximum fuel efficiency levels while providing excellent acceleration response. This is the "S" trim. We live in a small city of 50,000 and you see quite a few of these on our roads, far in excess of what should be random given the many makes and models to choose from. That seems to speak well for them in my opinion and factored into our purchase decision, along with a recommendation from two other Soul owners. We highly recommend this vehicle. KIA has a winner!