The 2019 Kia Soul is a subcompact crossover with attitude and style. It boasts a modern and attractive exterior, a surprisingly roomy interior, a user-friendly infotainment system, and three engine choices. To top it all off, the 2019 Kia Soul is also super affordable.
Three Engine Choices
Three trims are offered with the Kia Soul, each featuring a different engine. With the base trim, you’ll get a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, producing 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. The Soul Plus trim features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, paired with a six-speed automatic, that’s good for 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque.
If you’re looking for sporty performance, opt for the Soul Exclaim trim that comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, that generates 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
The cabin of the Kia Soul is roomier than most of its competitors in the subcompact SUV segment, offering ample head- and legroom for passengers, even if they’re seated in the rear seats. The cargo area is also impressive, featuring 61 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down.
Luxurious and convenient features offered include heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, LED ambient lighting, tailored headrests, push-button start, automatic temperature control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a panoramic sunroof to afford your passengers some light and fresh air.
The exterior design of the Kia Soul is strikingly unique and hip. Fun colors that you can choose from including Inferno Red, Alien 2, Titanium Gray, and Bright Silver. Convenient and luxury available features you can opt for include heated mirrors with turn-signal indicators, twin chrome exhaust tips, front fog lights, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Lots of Modern Technology
The Kia Soul boasts loads of standard and available technology. If you opt for all available features, your UVO infotainment system will come with an 8-inch display, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, SiriusXM, and a USB port. You could also spoil yourself with a premium Harman Kardon sound system.
With the UVO Link system, you can remotely control certain aspects of your car like starting or unlocking it, do vehicle diagnostics, keep track of where you’re parked, and also be notified when maintenance is due. You can also use this system to add new points of interest, which will then be synced with your navigation system, to provide you with detailed directions.
Kia’s available Drive Wise driver-assistance technology will go a long way in keeping you safe on the road. This suite consists of autonomous emergency braking, a forward collision system, lane-departure warning, and smart cruise control. You can also opt for a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert. Standard safety systems included with the Kia Soul are electronic stability control, hill-start assist, a tire-pressure monitoring system, and electronic brake-force distribution.
The 2019 Kia Soul doesn’t only offer good looks, but also a comfortable and safe drive. If you want to take one for a spin, drop by Huffines Kia Denton.
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