Are you driving a car that lacks personality? Maybe you feel like its time to get off the hamster wheel. The 2014 Kia Soul is redesigned both inside and out. It’s a more sophisticated and polished vehicle. Let’s take a closer look.
Model – 2014 Kia Soul
Engine – 2.0 GDI 164 hp. 23/31 MPG 6-speed automatic transmission or 1.6L GDI 130 hp. 24/30 MPG automatic or manual transmissions. Both run on regular fuel.
Price – starts at $14,700
Warranty: 10 year/100,000 warranty
We test-drove the all-new 2014 Kia Soul; it’s a playful but more sophisticated vehicle with soft touch materials throughout, a designer steering wheel and high quality textures. The new Soul is lower, longer and wider with better cargo capacity and more legroom and interior room.
Other upgrades include Xenon headlights, LED tail lamps, heated front and rear seats, and air-cooled ventilated front seats. There are three trim levels which can offer 17″ alloy wheels, a large panoramic roof, and rear camera. Upgraded safety features include 6 airbag systems and 8 active and passive safety systems.
The Kia UVO system offers an 8″ screen with controls that are similar to a smart phone with an Infinity 10-speaker sound subsystem with Aha Radio, Pandora with sound rings.On our test drive, the Soul provided a quiet ride and was fun and easy to drive. There are 7 new colors including the Alien 2 green, which is popular. Special models include Red Zone and Umber.
Competes with (all run on premium fuel):
- Mini Countryman
- Nissan Juke
- Fiat 500L
- Nissan Cube
- Honda Fit
The totally transformed 2014 Kia Soul is all about connectivity and technology and has engrained itself into pop culture. Best of all, it’s affordable, practical, fun, funky and fresh.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in that class before making your final decision.