2016 Kia Soul

2016 Kia Soul Specifications:
  • Engine Size: 1.6L
  • Cylinders: I-4
  • Horsepower: 130
  • Torque: 118 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Automatic and Manual
  • Drivetrain: Front Wheel

The 2016 Kia Soul

Unapologetically funky, the Kia Soul is not a vehicle to take lightly. It garners high reviews across the board from most all online car reviewers. They like its quirky style, terrific handling, roomy interior, and long list of standard features.

It is true original, and makes itself known on the road without even trying. When a tight budget is of concern, or if buyers want a low cost extra car, the Kia Soul is simply one of the best choices out there. For relatively little money, buyers can have a roomy hatchback with its own style, that drives incredibly well, and possesses a great list of features.


The Soul's powertrain comes in two choices, depending on model. The 1.6L Inline 4, producing 130hp and 118lb-ft of torque, or the 2.0L I4 generating 164hp and 151lb-ft of torque. To get drivers off and running in the Soul, Kia offers two transmission choices. The first is a 6-speed manual, and the second is an Electronically Controlled 6-speed automatic.

The Soul receives a surprisingly refined ride with a suspension system that includes MacPherson Front Struts with Gas Shock Absorbers, and Rear Suspension with Coupled Torsion Beam Axle.


A boxy hatchback, on its face, doesn't sound like a modern, cutting edge design philosophy. But in the Soul, Kia takes that concept and adds some extra treatment to come up with a vehicle that turns heads - everyone knows when they've seen a Soul. It is boxy, but the Souls corners and edges are rounded, including the front bumper, giving the Soul an element of hipness. The roofline appears to angle downward toward the back end, adding more presence to the front. These features prevent the Kia's unique shape from appearing to be one dimensional.


The interior of the 2016 Kia Soul is improved from last year and is plusher than before, as well as being quieter. Leather appointed seats with tailored stitching highlight the Soul's tremendous fit and finish. Both front seats are ventilated for cooling over heated bodies in the summer months. Heated front seats are also available. To add an interesting mood, the Kia Soul's speakers light up with the beat of the music. A panoramic sunroof is available as well.


The 2016 Kia Soul received a 5-star rating from the IIHS. The Advanced airbag system is a step ahead with dual front, seat mounted side, and full length side curtain airbags. The body is engineered with crumple zones and steel reinforced doors. Smart active safety features include Hill Side Assist, Traction Control, and Electronic Stability Management. TPMS, ABS, and a Brake Assist System are standard as well.


The Soul is a Nirvana of technology. The Display screen is bigger and clearer for 2016, and the UVO 8'' inch touchscreen keeps the music rolling, apps playing, and hands free communication flowing. UVO also manages Navigation and includes Digital Jukebox. USB ports and auxiliary cable plug ins are included. Available is a Back-up Camera.

Visit a Kia dealership today and see about the 2016 Kia Soul

The Kia Souls may not appear like it is serious. But closer inspection finds that the 2016 Kia Soul is anything but, making it one heck of a car that buyers should take seriously. Visit a Kia dealership today and check out the 2016 Kia Soul, seriously.


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