Disclosure: I was provided with a 2013 Kia Soul for the duration of one week, to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
When I was offered to drive the 2013 Kia Soul! for a week, I don’t know who was more excited, me or my children. From that moment until the Soul pulled up in my driveway, my children made bets as to whether or not the vehicle would arrive in alien green. Sure enough, it did! *No hamsters included.
The Kia Soul is a crossover, station wagon and mini van tied into one vehicle! It’s inexpensive, yet distinctive and offers those extras you are looking for!
The Kia Soul! has many features, including:
- 15-inch steel wheels
- full power accessories
- height adjustable driver’s seat
- traction control system
- SIRIUS satellite capability
- power sunroof
- Bluetooth phone connectivity
- an auxiliary audio jack
- iPod/USB audio interface
- keyless entry
One of my favorite options: the speakers on the front driver and passenger sides. The outer rim of the speakers light up (more visible at night) and can be set to the beat of the music playing. That was a huge hit with my children!
Though the Kia Soul looks small, it has a nice tall roof, which provided head room for my husband. The back seat provided enough space for my three children’s car seats, though they had little space between each of them. The cargo area in the back has room for a trip to the grocery store, with space underneath the visible space.
The NHTSA gives the Soul a 4-Star overall safety rating in crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety called the Soul a “Top Safety Pick” in 2012.
The package of features are enough to make the Kia Soul a great vehicle in it’s class. And let’s not forget the fantastic 100,000 mile warranty and gas milage of 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
You can learn more about the different Kia Soul models or schedule a test drive by visiting your local dealership or Kia.com!