2022 Kia Soul Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

The 2022 Kia Soul is a standout in a sea of generic crossovers thanks to its attractive shape, spacious interior, and appealing personality. The available turbocharged engine makes it a powerful performer.

Overview

The Kia Soul 2022 is a compact crossover that offers something different. The Soul stands out from the crowd with its bold styling and engaging spirit. The Soul is lively even with its base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It also feels great with the optional turbocharged turbocharged engine of 201 horsepower. The Soul is also very spacious for such a small vehicle. The Kia Soul is the smallest crossover, measuring in at 7 inches less than the Kia Seltos. However, its upright dimensions allow it to comfortably carry four adults. It can also carry Costco-sized cargo thanks to its large tailgate opening, and has more cargo space than the Hyundai Venue. The Soul is a great value at just $20K. Every trim except the base LX comes standard with features such as a 10.25 inch infotainment screen and navigation with real-timetraffic. Although the Soul’s interior quality is superior to the Nissan Kicks, it is also more expensive and less enjoyable to drive. This makes the 2022 Soul difficult to beat in this market.

Pricing and Trims

There are six trim levels for the 2022 Kia Soul: LX (S, X-Line), GT-Line and EX. All but the Turbo come with a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels via a continuously-variable automatic transmission. The Turbo features a high-performance, 1.6-liter turbocharged motor paired with a seven speed automatic. The most popular trim, the S, is our choice for best value. We’ll tell you why.

LX

The LX starts at 20365, with a $11,175 destination fee. It has 16-inch steel wheels, cloth seating, air conditioning, and an eight-inch infotainment touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also Bluetooth and six-speaker audio. The LX also features a backup camera and variable intermittent windshield wipers, intermittent rear wipers, power side mirrors, cloth upholstery as well as adaptive steering.

S

The S is priced at $22,665, and includes 16-inch alloy wheels, premium fabric seats, a 10-way driver’s chair with two-way powerlumbar, cruise control with dual-zone automatic climate controls, push-button starting, push-button control, wireless smartphone charging, two USB ports, navigation, and a 10.25 inch display screen. The S also features a range of safety features including forward-collision prevention, lane keeping assist, lane change assist, driver attention warning and blind-spot collision avoidance. This trim has all of these safety features and we recommend it.

X-Line

The X-Line starts at $23,765 and includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and fog lights. It also comes with a leather D-shaped steering column and a D-shaped steering wheel. The X-Line comes with an exclusive body kit, roof rails, silver side mirrors and woven cloth upholstery. It does not include the upgraded seat fabric or power seats.

GT-Line

The GT-Line is also priced at $23,765. It adds a unique grille and distinctive front and back fascias, a sunroof and power sunshade, premium cloth seats and a 12-volt power socket in the cargo area.

EX

The EX ($24665) features 17-inch alloy wheels, remote-starting, heated outside mirrors, a cargo lid, a 10-way driver’s seat with two way power lumbar and heated front seats.

Turbo

The Turbo Soul model is the most expensive at $28,965. The Turbo is the most expensive Soul model at $28,965. It features a 201-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and sport-tuned suspension.

Performance and Engine

A base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 147 horsepower is paired with a responsive CVT that produces minimal noise. The Soul 2.0-liter engine blends seamlessly into the highway with more spirit than the Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Venue. Despite the Soul’s boxy appearance, handling is smooth and almost sporty.

Turbo trim features a turbocharged four-cylinder of 1.6-liters and 201 horsepower. The Turbo trim is paired with a seven speed dual-clutch auto that doesn’t shift quite as smoothly as it should. It is however quick off the line making it the best model for performance-oriented drivers.

The Soul’s ride is very smooth, with only minor bumps and dips that can cause discomfort to passengers. Inadequate pavement is not noticed. While road noise is minimal, wind noise can be quite disruptive at highway speeds. The Soul’s compact dimensions make it easy to park even in tight spaces.

Interior

The cabin of the Soul is praised for its comfort, but not its quality. Even in the best trims, materials feel cheap. The interior is spacious enough for five adults. Its squared-off design makes the Soul ideal for taller passengers, who will find it easy to have enough headroom even in the rear seats. These same passengers will be comfortable in the Jeep Renegade, but may find it difficult to get enough headroom in the Nissan Kicks or Hyundai Venue. With 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, the Soul is a good choice for its class. This can be expanded to 62.1 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. The Soul is a great choice for singles moving to college or new homes frequently. It also has a wide tailgate opening, which makes it easy to load and unload boxes and other gear.

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