Move over crossovers: the 2017 Kia Soul is here and it is making a broad statement. Already, it has been ranked as the number one subcompact crossover by Car and Driver, not only because of its innovation, but because of its value. Let’s take a look at some of the things that make the current model Kia a hit.
The brainchild of one of Kia’s Design Team in Irvine, California, the concept and the creator were sent to the home plant in Korea for finalization. The first Kia Soul model made its debut in 2008 at the Paris Motor Show.
One of the features the Soul has always highlighted has been its sound system. This small crossover boasts six speakers on its base model with additional speakers on its upgraded model. In addition, the first generation had both a CD player, and iPod port and a Sirius Satellite Radio. Today’s 2017 Kia Soul now comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the base price point, and the premium model comes with a speaker lit sound system that lights up to the beat, making this car a dream for millennial drivers, who are interested in economy and relaxation.
The fully loaded model has a panoramic sunroof which is practically an all-glass ceiling. In addition, enjoy an 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, and blind-spot monitoring. Even the steering wheel is upgraded: leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel with tilting and telescoping and heat!
As for what’s under the hood, the Kia Soul presents three different powertrain options. The base model offers the standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder, while the mid-range option has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Those who love the Kia will appreciate the now turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four-cylinder engine. Even though it’s available only in a seven-speed automatic transmission, it handles well, accelerating from 0 to 60 in about 6.5 seconds.
If you’re looking for soul power in a small package, then the 2017 Kia Soul is just the right fit for you. Stop by Scarboro Kia and take a test drive of this incredible crossover