The Kia Soul might boast several new features, like more powerful engines, updated styling, and increased technology offerings this year, but those aren't the only reasons we adore the vehicle, which first appeared on the market four years ago.
The 2012 Kia Soul comes equipped with many impressive aspects and features. As far as fuel economy ratings are concerned, with its base engine, the Soul achieves 27 mpg city/ 35 mpg highway (or 30 mpg combined) due to its base 1.6-liter 139 horsepower four-cylinder with six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic (which achieves the same ratings). There's also a 164 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (for the + and ! trims) that comes equipped with an automatic transmission only. Of course, we can't forget that there is a fuel-sipping Eco package available for both trims, as well.
These great fuel ratings come alongside an even more remarkable price. The Soul has a starting MSRP of $13,900, while the highest trim level starts at $19,600. And with such safety amenities as: traction and stability control, several airbags, brake assist, hill-start assist, you're sure to feel comfortable. The Soul even received the highest IIHS ratings available this year. The cabin of the Soul is also striking, with features such as: two-tone upholstery, 60/40-split rear seats, iPod and Bluetooth compatibility, and satellite radio. There's also an optional voice-controlled Uvo infotainment system and optional Infinity premium audio system available.