If you’re looking for a car that blends advanced technology, excellent safety ratings, and undeniable style, the 2016 Kia Soul is your best choice. Not convinced? Here are four reasons you should consider the 2016 Kia Soul as your next vehicle.
Its Convenience Features
Kia packed the 2016 Kia Soul with many convenience features that make driving a pleasure. On the inside, the Kia boasts a spacious interior with ample headroom and legroom for front and backseat passengers, and a class-leading amount of cargo space once the rear seats are folded down. For added comfort, the Kia’s seats are plush, with ventilation and heating options in the front. There’s also LED mood lighting, keyless entry, a navigation system, and push-button start.
On the outside, the Kia Soul is sleek, advanced, and functional, thanks in part to its High Density Discharge (HID) headlights, which take some of the stress out of nighttime driving. The exterior also features rear privacy glass, puddle lights, and low-rolling resistance tires.
Performance-wise, the Kia Soul offers a base 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with manual or automatic transmission, and an upgraded 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an automatic transmission. The upgrade gets 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a solid ride that handles well whether running errands or taking joy rides. Best of all, the Kia Soul gets a respectable EPA rating of 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
Its Advanced Technology
One of the Kia Soul’s greatest advantages is its advanced car technology. It features an all-vehicle mobile gadget lab that includes a thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD, Pandora radio, and a rearview camera. It also features UVO, which is a handy built-in program that controls a smartphone, music, and more with the touch of a button or voice command. Drivers can also program the UVO system to offer roadside assistance, vehicle diagnostics, navigation, and entertainment.
Its Safety Features
In government safety ratings, the 2016 Kia Soul scored high. It received an overall five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its excellent performance on frontal and side crash tests. And the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Soul ‘Good’ ratings — the highest possible — in all areas, including the difficult Small Overlap Front test.
The Kia’s safety features include a mix of advanced systems such as dual front airbags, which monitor the severity of a crash to control airbag inflation accordingly; and front seat belt tensioners, which can pull the driver and passengers in tightly in anticipation of an accident.
Additional safety features include Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), which manages the vehicle’s braking pressure to improve handling and control, side impact door beams, which offer reinforced protection, and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), which allow for quick and easy attachment and removal of LATCH-compatible car seats.
Whether you’re looking for a car with convenience features, excellent performance, advanced technology, or top safety ratings, you’ll find it all and more in the 2016 Kia Soul.
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