2014 Kia Soul

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The Kia Soul is redesigned for 2014 model year retaining the unique look of the original Soul while adding new elements from the Kia Track’ster concept including the large trapezoidal lower air intake, the “floating” rear body-color panel in the ...
The Kia Soul is redesigned for 2014 model year retaining the unique look of the original Soul while adding new elements from the Kia Track’ster concept including the large trapezoidal lower air intake, the “floating” rear body-color panel in the liftgate and Kia’s signature grille which is reworked to more closely resemble the concept. The new Soul is built on a new chassis that is longer, wider and stiffer to provide more passenger and cargo room with reduced noise levels. The Base Soul is powered by a 130-horsepower 1.6-liter engine mated with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic. Soul Plus and Exclaim trim levels receive a 164-horsepower 2.0-liter engine combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes power windows, power door locks, heated outside mirrors, telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth handsfree wireless technology4 and SiriusXM satellite radio. Soul Plus adds 17-inch alloy wheels, outside mirror turn-signal indicators and console storage with integrated armrest. Soul Exclaim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, projector headlights, front LED positioning lights, rear LED halo lights, high-gloss piano-black center console, cooled glove box, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped gear shift knob and 10-way power driver’s seat.
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Quick Facts
  • Engine: 130 - 164 horsepower
  • Seating: 5 passengers
  • Driving Range: 327 - 440 miles
  • Drive: Front-Wheel Drive
  • Cargo Capacity: 24.2 cu. ft.
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  • Styling9.3
  • Performance8.5
  • Interior9.1
  • Quality9.3
  • Recommendation9.3
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality10
  • Recommendation10
great daily driver by mid 40s (professional) male, South-East USA on 11/05/2013. Trim: 2014 Kia Soul Base, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Test drove both the 2013 and 2014. The difference is night and day. I picked up the 2014 base model (1.6L engine, 6 speed automatic). The 2014 looks more like a mini cooper inside. Nice dash control and radio layout. Engine and road noise is almost non-existent while cruising. Filled her up with premium pure gas (non-ethanol) and am getting 28-31 mpg in city driving. On country roads (50 - 60 mph with occasional red lights) she got 39-42 mpg. Vehicle only has 500 miles on the odo at this time. The rear seats are also larger and comfortable. The seats are also positioned higher up than in a typical small car. It is much easier to get in and out of the Soul compared to a typical small car.
Cons: The 2014 still has a jittery ride. It seems one can feel road roughness even when the road looks even. On the other hand the stiff suspension provides good cornering ability.
Overall review: The new Soul is a good all around car (daily driver with the occasional long distance trips). With the rear seats folded one can have ample cargo capacity. If you need a car to go to work, pickup groceries or kids from school consider the Kia Soul. FYI: I also considered the Jeep Compass and Ford Escape as well. Neither of the two vehicles have the comfort or features the little Kia has.
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