Kia Soul review

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Kia Soul
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8 May 2017 08:21 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:51

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Funny how things get viewed differently, isn’t it? Take the Kia Soul, for example: in America the college kids love its boxy but cool looks, while over here in the UK, families and those needing a fair wedge of practicality enjoy the Soul’s decent interior proportions. There’s a phrase that encompasses this, isn’t there? Ah yes, different strokes.

So whether you’re looking for cool or practical, or indeed both, the Kia is an apt and relatively affordable option, but is it the best of the SUV breed on the market? There’s certainly plenty of choice, with everything from the Nissan Juke, with its Marmite looks, to the more conventionally styled Renault Captur and Suzuki Vitara.

Read on and we’ll give you our assessment of how the Soul compares, and which engines and trims make the best sense.

 

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There are 5 trims available for the Soul hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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Entry-level ‘1’ trim is relatively modestly kitted out, yet still has air-conditioning, 16in alloy wheels, power-folding and electrically adjustable door mirrors, all-round electric windows, a DAB...View trim
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This adds niceties including a 7.0in touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, sat-nav with live traffic updates, privacy glass, climate control, automatic headlights...View trim
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‘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...View trim
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Sport
The Sport model comes with the extra performance of its more powerful turbocharged petrol engine, but you also get added features on top of the ‘3’ trim such as a panoramic glass sunroof, heated fr...View trim
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EV
This electric version comes with highlights including lightweight 16in alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres, an 8.0in touchscreen with sat-nav and a charging point locator, climate contro...View trim
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