The 2020 Kia Soul is fully redesigned to embody the concept of adaptability, making it fit for just about any driver’s style.
The Soul’s changes are abundantly apparent both inside and out. Its new exterior showcases sci-fi-inspired styling, vertically oriented rear lights and available LED lighting to capture a modern, space-age look while retaining the Soul’s iconic profile. The interior hosts several high-tech additions to assist drivers and entertain all passengers. And under-the-hood improvements make way for noticeable performance gains.
Here’s how the 2020 Soul’s character has evolved.
Available Trims Expand the Soul’s Personality
The 2020 Soul is designed to be customizable to convey just about any sense of style. And with varying combinations of trims and options, including the GT-Line Turbo, the X-Line and the EX Designer Package, it accomplishes just that.
See how the Soul changes: The GT-Line Turbo captures high performance for driving enthusiasts with a turbocharged 201-horsepower engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; the X-Line expresses off-road-inspired styling for urban adventurers with a rugged body kit; and the EX Designer Package crafts exclusive design traits for chic-seekers with available 18-inch wheels and a two-tone roof treatment. But the options go even further than that.
Advanced Technology Modernizes the Soul
New-age technology is a must for new vehicles, and this year’s Soul over-delivers. It has an available 8-inch HUD2, a standard 10.25-inch wide center touchscreen display with split-screen functionality on the EX and GT Line Turbo trims, available dual auto climate control and an available wireless smartphone charger.3 You can also set the mood with an available ambient lighting system that changes colors and patterns based on several settings and synchronizes to the music you play.
Tech features aren’t just for enjoyment, though – the Soul’s driver-assist technology helps you drive smarter with Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear View Monitor and Smart Cruise Control.4
Performance Upgrades Fuel the Soul’s Combination of Drivability, Power and Efficiency
Built on a new platform for improved dynamics, the 2020 Kia Soul also places emphasis on improving the way it rides. Even better, that smoothness doesn’t come at the expense of strength or fuel economy: The Soul comes with a standard 147-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can connect to a six-speed manual transmission for 25/31/27 city/highway/combined EPA-estimated mpg5 or an Intelligent Variable Transmission for 27/33/30 city/highway/combined EPA-estimated mpg.
And, as mentioned earlier, the beefier GT-Line Turbo Soul comes with a 201-HP 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that connects to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for 27/32/29 city/highway/combined EPA-estimated mpg.
Find Your Soul
1 2020 Soul pre-production model shown with optional features. Not all optional features are available on all trims. Production model may vary.
2 Failure to pay attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation could result in loss of vehicle control. Always drive safely and use caution.
3 Charging system only works with select devices. Refer to the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for warnings and instructions.
4 Driver-assist features are not substitutes for safe driving and may not detect all objects surrounding the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.
5 Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.
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