2016 Kia Soul Review

The 2016 Kia Soule vehicle is a perfect car for an urban environment. It fits right in there and is not only a practical vehicle but it is an affordable one and will make a lot of owners happy. The car has a boxy style to it now and holds some changes to the previous cars but actually holds a lot of interior space compared to its small exterior.

2016 Kia Soul frint view, yelow color, headlights

This small car is a perfect car for all of you city dwellers out there. If you are particularly living in a tight urban environment this car can be more than useful for you and for any purpose that you have for it. If anything you can easily find a parking spot for it. This is perhaps the most space-efficient and equally a fashionable vehicle that is currently available on the market. But the car does not only offer convenience in that way. It is a blessing in disguise as it also has a very affordable price tag and does not force you to spend much on fuel consumption as well.

2016 Kia Soul side view, allow wheels and headlights

The car does well to incorporate its own styling premise as well. It is a small hatchback with five doors but does not appear as your regular ones that you see everywhere around. This one does not come with a swept back profile as you would expect it to be as it has some utility properties as well and can easily be mistaken for an utility car. It is low, lean and small and it is everything you need. Read more here in this review and find out what good could also come from the latest 2016 Kia Soul car.

2016 Kia Soul exterior

2016 Kia Soul side angle, alloy wheels

Kia has done a great job with the exterior appearance of its 2016 Kia Soul. They did well to keep the style the car has started to being with and just let it naturally evolve into what it has become now. With the second generation vehicles you will see more details to its look and a much sportier appearance. What has been kept though is the roofline design and the fundamental dimensions the vehicle has. The new model uses an all new platform and also enhances the wheelbase and for that the whole overall length of the car by one inch. But the side profile of the Soul still makes it a recognizable vehicle as it keeps its initial proportions and look. It keeps the abrupt windshield pillar and the canted-back look to the roofline and they remain the trademarks of the car.

2016 Kia Soul side angle, green color

The 2012 Track’ster concept vehicle is the basis for building the contemporary Soule car. The proportions from the concept are transferred here but in truth they are not different from the first generation car at all. There are a few other things borrowed from the concept car also and they provide a much detailed look to the car. The lower air intakes are some of them and the grille and the headlamps are placed upward a bit and it results in making the hoodline be positioned a bit higher than it actually is. The back side adds floating’ body-color panel and areas where strategically there is a blackout added which has a result of making an extreme upright design with is completed with high-contrast taillamps.

Interior

2016 Kia Soul steerin wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The interior of the 2016 Kia Soul has changed in a significant fashion. The inside is more finished now than it ever was and is an all-around better look for the vehicle and its inside. It looks like a very inexpensive small car on the inside which adds some surprisingly premium parts to its look. There are a lot of details placed on the inside that actually makes this car a lot better and more appropriate for use. The steering wheel is chunkier than before and the gauge cluster has a lot of sporty details that make it a better vehicle. There are some soft touch materials that are added from the elbow level an upwards as it poses for a much more impressive look like that and comfortable as well. In the center stack area there are a lot of buttons and tech support combinations placed there. All the video, navigation and infotainment controls are placed there and are set leaning a bit towards the driver so they are much more reachable that way. The speakers are placed a top of the side vents on the dash and are a bit elevated that way so they make a much better sound.

2016 Kia Soul interior, leather seads and gear shift knob

Engine

 

The 2016 Kia Soul has a few engine options that are offered for your use. The base version is perhaps not an appropriate option for higher use as we have a 1.6-liter four that makes 130-horsepower, 118-pound-feet. It is not a favorable option at any way actually but if you plan to get it with the six-speed manual transmission it can work much better. Other options that are available for you are available within the Soul Plus and Soul Exclaim hatchbacks. This versions use a 2.0-liter, direct-injection four-cylinder that can make 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque, and is paired with a six-speed automatic, which is only available as optional on the base version. Of course the Soul has not been devised to be a sports car and performance is not its initial tool, but if you go for a larger engine you will have more options available for you to go with already numerous advantages the Soul has in its base form.

2016 Kia Soul engine

Price and release date

The vehicle is scheduled for release this year and will make an appearance around April. The release date is set for it to be available on the market then and the numbers have already been made. The pricing for 2016 Kia Soule is set at 15,690 USD as its base MSRP, while the highest you can is around 21,000 for the upper trim version.

Photos – Gallery

2016 Kia Soul rear view, tailpipe

2016 Kia Soul front angle, hedlights and grile

2016 Kia Soul side view, green color

2016 Kia Soul side view, alloy wheels

2016 Kia Soul side view,exterior, taillights

2016 Kia Soul rear angle tailpipe and taillights

2016 Kia Soul trunk

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