Now entering its third generation, the Soul retains the boxy shape that made it so famous. However, it rides on an all-new platform, boasts fresh styling and comes standard with a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower via a CVT. The manual gearbox and turbo engine are no longer offered, however.
Instantly recognizable and increasingly ubiquitous, the Kia Soul is almost iconic. Kia thinks it is iconic, hence why its 2020 redesign is as careful an evolution. The Kia is still affordable and its seating remains tall and chair like, as in an SUV. The slab-sided, boxy profile and snub nose are unmistakable, and some additional funkiness is provided by taillights that now practically encircle the back window and a scowling face that resembles a Star Wars stormtrooper helmet.
The Soul is a two-time Car and Driver 10Best Trucks and SUVs award winner as much for its intelligent price as its clever interior packaging. There remain gobs of head- and legroom front and rear, even though the new model's 1.2-inch-longer wheelbase and additional 2.2 inches of length fail to translate into much more usable space. The rear seats in particular is spacious and comfortable, with a pleasantly angled seatback. Folding those back seats expand cargo capacity from 24 cubic feet (the same as before) to 62 cubic feet (a little more than before). The doors also open a little wider, and the rear hatch opening is slightly bigger.
Assembly is impeccable, however, and the overall style feels more aspirational than before. Kia maintains a level of quirkiness inside, upgrading the old model's light-up door speakers—which could pulse to the beat of music—for available LED-backlit panels mounted higher on the front doors that can put on the same show but are now visible in the daytime.
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Now entering its third generation, the Soul retains the boxy shape that made it so famous. However, it rides on an all-new platform, boasts fresh styling and comes standard with a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that
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