There is certain reason why Kia Soul is highly noticeable as it rolls on the road. Its funky exterior is design is mostly the main reason, in addition to the boxy body design. Some like it, some hardly tolerate it. Even so, it is understandable considering the starting price which may be as low as $16,000. For the upcoming 2017 Kia Soul, it seems like Kia will not make any significant changes… yet. However, Kia Soul remains a standout one one—if not the only—among a family of small and boxy cars especially considering the elimination of Honda Element and Nissan Cube in addition to the rapidly aging of Scion xB.
With its truly tempting 16 grand starting price, Kia Soul surely knows how to create the style and to attract attention. However, the statement look is not always the case for this funky affordable car. Despite the minor updates, Kia Soul now already has high quality Nappa leather seating for its top trims. Apart from that, this small boxy car now has all-electric version, even though it is only available for sale in select states so far.
2017 Kia Soul Interior
This 5-passenger hatchback has two seat rows inside. Even if the interior may appear measly standard for the base trim, the company however still manages to do a great job in combining whimsy and practicality. Well, it goes without saying that you may want to opt for higher trims if you prefer the car to provide more functionality inside the cabin. Regarding the small size, Kia Soul can create a surprisingly spacious impression when the rear seats folded. For fun to drive impression, the company as a little surprise to excite you: panoramic sunroof. Yes, Kia Soul is probably the only economy car with panoramic sunroof!
2017 Kia Soul Engine
Two 4-cylinder engine options are available for Kia Soul. They are the 1.6L and the 2.0L ones. The 1.6L 4-cylinder is available only for base model while the higher trims are equipped with the more powerful 2.0L engine. The base engine option is paired to 6-speed manual transmission with automatic available as optional. Unlike the base option, the more-recommended 2.0L engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic instead. As for the Kia Soul EV, no gasoline-fueled engine is used. Instead, the electric Soul (notice how catchy the name is?) features an e-motor powered by li-ion polymer battery.
2017 Kia Soul Price
The base price for Kia Soul may be as low as slightly under $16,000. Even so, as you choose the fully-equipped and top-line Soul, the price may soar up to $27,000. The electric version of Kia Soul, on the other hand, starts from about $34,525 before any incentives, such as federal tax.
The upcoming 2017 Kia Soul is still a choice for you looking for value, style, practicality, and surprising amenities and technologies packed in affordable price tag—even if you choose the fully-loaded car. It’s the fuel economy the engine can demonstrates is also one good reason to choose this economy small car, especially with its EV which may top to 93 mpg highway.