When the Kia Soul came out several years ago, it was viewed as a quirky fad with the hamster ads. It was cute but most thought it would fade away like the pet rock and the chia pets. The 2016 Kia Soul proves that a fad it is not as it continues to grow in popularity.
Competitors knock offs have gone the way of the parachute pants and big hair of the 80’s because they were built on a premise of looking cheap. Not so for the Soul. It brings a style and quality with tons of features that don’t break the bank. That is what keeps loyal fans coming back for more. It is easily maneuvered through city traffic with a peppy 164 hp 2.0 liter four cylinder. With a 31 mpg on the highway, it will keep you going for long stretches between fill-ups as well.
This newest version is sleek and modern (for a box), featuring stylized alloy wheels, HID lighting, and just the right amount of black-accented trim to provide some contrast. Get one in white, squint really hard and it almost looks like a First Order Stormtrooper.
The inside, though, is where the Kia Soul really shines. I don’t know what it is about Kia, but the company regularly cranks out interiors superior to any competitors. The plastics look to be of a higher grade, the panels seem to fit together just a hair better, and a whole lot more thought goes into the overall interior design.
Things feel just as funky and modern in the Soul as they do outside. Those cylindrical “pods” housing the speakers and air vents are unique, as is the sound-sensitive accent lighting. When looking at the overall design—including the sculpted surfaces, gloss-black accents, integrated tech, and even the fonts used—this cabin feels very “now.”
Come test drive one at Southwest Kia – Mesquite 1919 Oates Dr. Mesquite, TX or give us a call at 214-694-2800 today!