The Soul offers plenty of space and decent driving dynamics. It’s commendable, but some of its rivals do things betterget the best price
‘3’ trim is pretty luxurious with keyless entry and go, heated front seats, leather seat trim, front and rear parking sensors, dual-height boot floor, automatic wipers, 18in alloy wheels and a JBL sound system with a subwoofer along with a larger 8.0in touchscreen. It represents a big jump up in price, though, so we wouldn’t bother unless the above are on your ‘must have’ list.
This diesel has the option of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox, but we’d stick with the manual version because the auto is rather unresponsive. The engine offers decent low-end shove and overall performance is adequate, but it’s rather grumbly and unrefined, and also not very efficient compared to the diesel engines in rivals such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke.