Kia Soul- Review

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Kia are making some great vehicles. The Kia Soul fits right in line with their stellar line up of quality vehicles on a budget. The Soul is a crossover car with enough space for 5 people to fit comfortably as well as a hatchback for storage. The Soul has good pickup and will let you zip around at a comfortable pace without using a lot of gas.

kiaThe Kia Soul gets an EPA estimated 25/30 mgp city/highway. This means it does quite well at sipping gas. There is an available ECO driving option that we kept on most of the time, which also helped out a lot without giving up too much in acceleration. Over the course of a week of driving around Orlando, FL, we only filled up before dropping the car off, which is phenomenal considering we were out and about pretty much all day and sometimes well into the night.

In regard to the sound system and the radio of the car, we enjoyed that as well. The Soul has not only a usb port for your music player of choice, but also has an auxiliary port, Blue Tooth, and wheel mounted controls. These are very nice when taking a long car ride, and especially useful are the Blue Tooth and usb port in my opinion. The navigation unit for the car took some getting used to, but after a few hours of tinkering and finding out what all the buttons do, the learning curve was overcome. Also, there is an option to have the speakers light up along with the music which was interesting and a nice little perk (according to my husband).

kia soulIn terms of safety, there was never a point where we felt unsafe and had a tight turning radius and smooth handling as well. We were able to move along with traffic and safely get to our destination. Also the brakes are very responsive and not once slipped or jerked.

kia soulThe trunk had a good amount of space for cargo and was easy to open and get into when needed. We were able to fit all our luggage without a problem.

The 2013 Soul was a blast to drive and we would be happy to drive it again soon. Later this year, we will be looking for a new car and Kia is at the top of our list. We just love these fun and economical cars.


  1. We are in need of a new vehicle and were looking at the Kia Soul. We haven’t test driven one yet but I’m happy to hear that it was so great on gas. I can’t believe you only filled up once! It does look like there’s quite a bit of space in the back which is always helpful. I’m looking forward to checking it all out when it’s time to go car shopping.

  2. Good cargo space is a must with kids! And I love the wheel mounted controls for the radio etc.

  3. I like that it has the ECO option to conserve. It’s a cute little thing!

  4. I would love to try one of these. It’s smaller than mine but still looks like it has plenty of room.

  5. What a great review, this Kia seems like a reliable car that would be wonderful for my family.

  6. I don’t usually like boxy cars but with all that room I think I might have to check it out!

  7. I usually don’t like the boxy-looking cars but I think this one is cute! Looks spacious too.

  8. Hmm, that’s actually rather cute looking!

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