The 2019 Kia Soul is a very unique vehicle as it’s pretty hard to categorize it, whether you want to call it crossover, wagon or a hatchback the Kia Soul certainly has many appealing attributes. Now if we need to categorize we will most likely put it in the wagon segment and it competes with vehicles like the Scion XP as well as the Fiat 500L but it’s in a kind of a dying class. So keep with us to check out the new Kia Soul for 2019 model year.
Now as far as the styling goes it certainly has a lot of soul it it’s styling. Some people call it dinky looking of funky looking or in the other words cute. On the higher trims you can got pretty nice looking LED daytime running lights as well as HID headlights while the fog lights are optional. It also have 16-inch aluminium wheels with a pretty nice look. The rear end is pretty nice looking in our opinion.
The materials and built quality inside of the Soul pretty good with a lot of nice soft touch materials mated with hard plastic but with nice graining. The steering wheel design language is awesome in the 2019 Kia Soul and it looks a lot more expensive than it really is. On the center dash you can get an optional touchscreen with a infotainment system installed on it. Otherwise it have just a basic radio there. The seats are pretty comfortable overall they are not to shabby.
The power-train under the hood of the Soul is a 1.6-Liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder that is able to put out 130 horsepower at 6300 rpm and 118 pound feet of torque at 4850 rpm. The optional one is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that can produce 164 horses. Both engines are coupled with a 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic gearboxes that are powering the front wheels. EPA fuel economy estimates are 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. It accelerates from zero to 60 miles per hour in 8.5 seconds, while the top speed is 116 miles per hour.
2019 Kia Soul Price
The new 2019 Kia Soul starting price is $16,650 while the highest end price is $22,050. This 5-door wagon is ranked fourth in the compact segment, while it’s biggest competitors on the market are: Mazda Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta, Kia Forte, Ford Focus and Scion iM.
October 4, 2017