2013 Kia Soul Exclaim (!) Review | Car Reviews and news at CarReview.com

19 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 Kia Soul Exclaim (!) Review | Car Reviews and news at CarReview.com

The happy Soul its 4th year of production in mildly form.

This year, you can opt for the model Soul, a step-up designated Plus (+), or the featured Soul Exclaim (!) I tested.

In view of the fact top shelf Souls have in price from $17,190 in to $23,575 for this year’s your exclamation might be to the steep price creep. But you’ve spent a couple of behind the slightly raked, steering wheel of this Soul Kia makes, you’ll at the entry price as a bargain than a hurdle.

Unlike the base model, utilizes a 1.6 liter straight 4 to 138hp, both the + and. bump displacement to 2 liters of inline 4 making 164hp. the base motor is technologically sophisticated than the optional because it boasts direct injection rather than injection. The base and + versions are with either 6-speed or automatic transmissions, while offers only the automatic.

The base Soul weighs 2,615 lbs. compared to the which scales in at 2,778

Performance of the 2 liter Exclaim short of the … prmised by its “Molten” (red) paint. are no paddles affixed to the steering so if you desire a specific gear you need to bump the floor-mounted into its manual-mode gate, hunt for the appropriate ratio by the stick fore or aft. this process is rather consuming, you’re better off flooring the throttle to engage gear when you need boost.

As the revs soar, the engine to keep up with demand. never confuse a Soul a hot hatchback.

But in. trim, Soul has a lot of and unique features that to minimize the performance shortfall. For the huge speakers affixed to the door panels not only faithful sound, but have rings that glow in a sequence of stunning and different These speaker lights are fitment on the. along striking 18 inch alloy that firmly plant sidewall Hankook Optimo (235/45R18) on the pavement.

These tires combine the Soul’s 100.4 inch and stiff springing to punish you speed bumps, dips and If you’re looking for a more ride, then forego the looking 18s in favor of the base 15 inch rims or the 16 inchers on the +.

By opting for the $2,500 Premium you can turn the Exclaim into a luxury ride that continue to please you from a and appearance standpoint long the new has worn off. For starters, you get the added convenience of a push starter, plus keyless The package also includes climate control, and some of the heated leather seats yet in a car at this still modest point.

You can also quickly reconfigure the and airy cabin from duty to cargo carrier by the 60/40 split back which zooms capacity 19.3 cubic feet up) to 53.4 cubic feet down).

Kia offers the Soul a notably useful powertrain of 10 years/100,000 miles, with 5 and 50,000 miles of basic coverage and roadside assistance. the Soul Exclaim also to record 25 MPG in overall driving, find that its 12.7 tank will take you than 300 miles between All in all, the decked out Soul is an idiosyncratic looking bargain will appeal most to Millennium Generation explorers.

Kia Soul

2013 Kia Soul Exclaim (!)

2.0 liter 16-valve, DOHC 4 with CVVT

Horsepower: @ 6,500rpm

Torque: 148 lb.-ft. @

Fuel Consumption: 23 MPG City/28 MPG

Price as Tested: $23,575

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Stars

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