All About The All New Soul

For the 2021 model year, the Kia Soul continues to be a stellar compact car choice due to its comfortable interior, generous list of tech features, and a long warranty. Now in its third production cycle, the Soul is available in the following variants:

LX: Powered by a 147-horsepower four-cylinder engine tied to a six-speed manual transmission, the Kia Soul at the base LX level is a five-seater with two rows of woven cloth-trimmed seats. Although the engine is pinned to a six-speed manual for absolute control of gear shifting, you can opt for a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for more convenience—as well as the vehicle’s peak fuel economy of 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The Soul is more spacious than most subcompact or compact cars, with 24.2 cubic feet of standard cargo space that can be maximized to 62.1 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats. A remote keyless entry system enables you to lock and unlock the doors using a key fob. For infotainment, the Soul uses a 7-inch color touchscreen to integrate infotainment features such as six speakers, an AM/FM radio tuner, MP3 playback compatibility, Bluetooth for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, and smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also present is a USB port in the front for playing content from and charging your phone. Driver safety aid is provided by a rearview camera, which activates a video image to provide parking guidance. If there’s a crash, the vehicle can deploy any of six airbags, which consists of dual frontal impact airbags, dual side impact airbags, and dual side curtain airbags. Notably, the rear-seat alert feature, which was optional in previous model years, is now standard; all models, including the LX, can now notify you that there’s someone still in the rear seats after you get out of the cabin. Other standard safety features are the following:
• Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes for excellent stopping ability and
• Electronic stability control to combat traction
• Electronic brake-force distribution to sufficiently distribute stopping power to the wheels
• Hill start assist control to enable a safe ascent after you shift from Park to Drive
S: If you go with the S, Kia swaps the six-speed manual with the CVT, and the woven cloth trim is upgraded to premium tricot cloth. The S trim level is where the car gains a multitude of driver safety aids, which are the following:
• Forward collision warning to alert you of an impending crash
• Automatic emergency braking for supplying stopping power when needed to avoid crashes
• Blind-spot monitoring to watch out for vehicles approaching you on your blind side
• Lane keeping assist to gently steer you back into your intended lane of travel
• Driver drowsiness monitoring to suggest you take a break when inattentive driving is detected
• Rear cross-traffic alert to watch out for vehicles crossing the path behind you when backing out of somewhere
• Lane change assist to warn you of imminent collisions when changing lanes
GT-Line: The GT-Line is where you gain the following:
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel
• 10-way power on the driver’s seat
• Power sunroof
• Dual charging-only USB ports
• Dual-level cargo board with a board cover
X-Line: The X-Line loses the 10-way power on the driver’s seat and reverts to woven cloth seats, it pushes the car into racing-style territory with exterior features such as an aggressive-looking body kit and large, 18-inch alloy wheels. It’s also the only model with silver-finished power side mirrors.
EX: The 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a power sunroof, dual charging-only USB ports, and dual-level cargo board return at the EX trim level. However, unlike the GT-Line, it also includes the following enhancements and additions:
• Front-seat heating
• Dual-zone automatic climate control
• Smart key system
• Push-button engine start
• Remote start
• Trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio
• HD Radio
• 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation (in place of a 7-inch display)
• Wireless device charging
Turbo: The aptly named Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 201-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which is linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for smooth shifts. Also exclusive to this range-topping variant are the following:
• Cloth-and-synthetic leather upholstery with red contrast stitching
• Steering-wheel heating
• Nine-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system
• Head-up display
• Smart cruise control for automatically setting a safe following distance
• Pedestrian detection to enhance the following distance warning system

Ready to test-drive this compact car? Call us at Kia Hickory Hollow in Tennesse, which has provided TN Kia prospective and current customers with great customer service and a robust inventory in Tennesse for quite some time now. Set up an appointment to test-drive the 2021 Soul with one of our TN Kia specialists today.