The 2022 Kia Soul is a budget-friendly subcompact SUV that offers seating for five people. Most models are equipped with a 147-horsepower 4-cylinder engine, but there’s also a 201-horsepower turbo-4 option. The Kia Soul features one of the more spacious cargo areas in its class, making it an excellent choice for small families on a budget or empty-nesters seeking an affordable car for urban travel. Here are some key points about the vehicle:
- The Kia Soul gained fame through its dancing hamster advertising campaign, but even after the hamsters have retired, it retains its appeal due to its ample cargo space, reasonably powered engine, quality cabin materials, and a distinctive urban vibe conveyed by its boxy design.
- Within Kia’s SUV lineup, the subcompact Soul is the smallest option. It sits beneath the Niro, Seltos, Sportage, Sorento, and Carnival in terms of size and seating capacity.
- For the 2022 model year, the Kia Soul has seen feature reshuffling among upper-level trims.
- The Kia Soul underwent a complete redesign for the 2020 model year and has not received significant updates since. As a result, any Kia Soul from 2020 to 2022 will look and offer features similar to the 2022 version. This means that you may find good value in purchasing an older Soul model.
- The EX trim is also a good value, providing heated seats and mirrors, remote start, and a sunroof.
- Optional safety features available for the 2022 Kia Soul include:
- Forward collision warning: Warns drivers of potential front-end collisions.
- Automatic emergency braking: Assists in avoiding collisions or reducing crash severity if the driver fails to react in time.
- Pedestrian detection: Alerts drivers to apply the brakes to prevent pedestrian collisions.
- Blind spot warning: Alerts drivers when vehicles are located in their blind spots on either side.
- Lane-keeping assist: Uses the car’s steering system to help maintain the vehicle between lane lines.
- Lane departure warning: Notifies drivers if they approach or cross a lane line.
- Rear cross-traffic alert: Warns drivers of vehicles, pedestrians, or objects in their path or approaching from either side.
2021 Kia Soul LX
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