The 2021 Kia Soul Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week!
The Kia company is known for providing vehicles of excellent quality and value to its customers, especially with the 2021 Kia Soul crossover. This vehicle is incredibly easy to maneuver thanks to its small compact body, but then wows you with its spacious interior, it also has two cheerful powertrain options and all for a reasonable price under $20,000. The car is almost new and is certainly all that with its features, which is why it’s been chosen as our Used Car of The Week!
Engine and Drive
Most buyers will be paired with the Kia Soul’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which has an output of 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The LX model, however, uses a standard 6-speed manual transmission, while all other models use some type of an automatic system. Front-wheel-drive’s are also equipped with all 20221 models.
The recently named Turbo trim makes use of a…you guessed it, a turbocharger, specifically a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which has an output of 201 horsepower. It zooms the small body through the freeway. This motor has a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which helps to provide quick shifts.
There is also the Kia Soul EV, or sometimes called the e-Soul, 64-kWh liquid-cooled battery rather than the gasoline motor…but that calls for a different review.
LX models have an optional automatic stop/start system, which becomes standard on the higher trims. This function can be disabled, though you may not find it necessary, as the restarts prove to be fast and smooth.
As far as driving goes, you’ll get an exceptional ride no matter which powertrain that you have. While seeing the output of the 2.0-L, you may have felt compelled to get the Turbo, and while the 1.6-L is certainly much faster, you must also consider the fact that continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVT) is responsible for augmenting the power of this engine, while the LX’s 6-speed manual leaves that to the driver’s discretion.
This 2021 Kia never loses its soul by maintaining its signature upright form that this model has been known for since its inception. However, the front and rear end have a modern design that adds a level of sophistication.
The base LX has standard 16-inch steel wheels, while the rest of the Souls offer alloy wheels that reach from 16 to 18 inches in diameter.
Then, the X-Line is truly thrilling with an expensive aura its plastic body cladding and 18-inch wheels, while the GT-Line, only augments elements even more with red accents, special front and rear fascias, and unique wheels that exude a sportiness.
Interior and Standard Features
They say to never judge a book by its cover, and in this case a subcompact. You look at the inside of the Soul car, you see that this vehicle is much more than you could have imagined. It has an incredibly spacious interior, specifically 41.1 inches of legroom in the front and 38.8 for the rear. Cargo space is just as generous, with 24.2 cubic-feet of room with the rear seats up and 62.1 feet with the seats down.
Basic features include cloth seats, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, six airbags, a 7-inch touchscreen, USB port, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
In order to get the safety features from the car, it’s recommended to at least upgrade up one level to the Soul S model, which comes with Cruise Control and other driver assistance features.
Driver’s Auto Mart
The 2021 Kia Soul is an amazing small crossover that has a lot of pep in its step, it’s also incredibly suave in its design, and is very friendly to those who are on a budget. This Used Car of The Week is being sold as an X-Line model for under $20,000, and has premium options like a rear exterior parking camera, Bluetooth, front fog lights, and remote keyless entry.
Those who are interested in this model or any of our other models can simply view our online pre-owned inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.