2015 Kia Soul (1116)

Overview:

This is the 2015 Kia Soul. It has four doors (5 if you count the hatch back) and seating for five. It’s available in three trim levels: base, + and ! (the last two trims are also known as Plus and Exclaim). The top-of-the-line Soul ! builds upon the + model’s standard equipment and the Uvo eServices package, then adds 18-inch wheels, body-colored fascia accents and bumpers, LED daytime running lights, power-folding side mirrors with integrated LED turn signal indicators, an eight-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar support, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, simulated leather cabin trim and chrome interior accents. The Soul!’s Sun and Sound package provides a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, LED interior lighting, the navigation system, 8-inch touchscreen display, HD radio and the upgraded Infinity audio system.

General Information: It is assembled in Korea; Parts – US/Canadian 1%, Korea 86%; Engine and transmission – Korea; Classification is Midsize Cars. Cars from Kia: Cadenza, Forte, Forte Koup, Forte5, K900, Optima, Rio, Rio 5-door, Sedona, Sorento, Soul and Sportage.

Handling & Performance:

Surprisingly quick. Appreciated comfort in ride and space. A great around town family car at entry level pricing.

Styling:

With its modern look and expressive styling details, the 2015 Kia Soul’s interior includes quality materials which make the interior feel more refined than you might expect for a car in this price range. In fact that is exactly what most of the lookers commented on.

Fit and Finish:

In keeping with all Hyundai and Kia products I find the, to be exceptionally well assembled.

Cost:

The price blows everyone away. Clearly a car cost hovering around the $20K mark is hard to beat.

Conveniences and comfort:

Well-appointed and with the options packages you can have all the bells and whistles available at this price point.

Consumer Recommendations:

With a 100,000 warranty and great entry level pricing this is a fabulous value. Drive this car and you’ll be convinced it is hard to beat.

Recognized Competition:

Kia Soul $21,000, Honda Fit $22,000, Scion xB $19,000.

Good News:

Well priced, solid ride, comfortable cabin for 5 adults, decent cargo area. Great 100,000 mile warranty.

Bad News:

n/a

Standard Equipment:

2.0 litre 164 hp 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, stability control, traction control, stability management control, hill start assist control, ABS power brake system, front, side and side curtain airbags, tire pressure monitor, air conditioning, power windows and locks, AM/FM/MP3 audio system, UVO eServices, rear camera display, Sirius XM satellite radio, USB and Auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth wireless technology, power driver seat, 60/40 split folding rear seats, remote keyless entry, cruise control, trip computer, tilt & telescopic steering column, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, auto dimming mirror, cargo cover, fog lights, auto on / off headlights,

Gas Stats:

$2.69 Gal avg. November 30, 2015

www.fueleconomy.gov

for more information.

23 City and 31 Highway MPG01

Pricing:

MSRP $20,780.

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