2014 Kia Soul : First Drive

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Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul. First

The 2014 Kia Soul has an all-new on design, driving dynamics and features that totally one of Kia#8217;s best-selling cars an urban utility vehicle is as comfortable in the city as it is on the open You#8217;ve likely seen latest Hamster commercial, apparently indicates the new Kia Soul is transformed, and not just that it has weight:

Recently we were to Minneapolis to experience that new Kia Soul firsthand, and we drove it on a of roads both in the city, and the Mississippi River. What are our observations accompanied by photos we along the journey.

The signature Soul design is recognizable yet thoroughly fresh inspiration from last Track’ster concept. We#8217;ve been fond of Soul#8217;s look, and were glad the update didn#8217;t ruin it. manufacturers make updates to that make you scratch head, and wish they had it the same.

That is certainly not the with the 2014 Kia Soul, they#8217;ve taken a good and made it even better.

“The all-new Soul was one of the difficult assignments we’ve on,” said Kearns. the right balance between the design of the current car with the proportions and stance of the Track’ster was It proved to be a truly collaborative with guidance from Schreyer in Frankfurt and assistance our studio in Korea. In the end, kept the essence of Soul infusing it with more inside and out.”

While are significant changes to the styling, the important updates to the Soul are the driving dynamics. Riding on a new that is stiffer, longer and the all-new Soul feels solid on the road.

The changes allow for more and cargo room at the same and the Soul feels much in the inside than it looks on the With two large men spending the day in the car together, we never felt or uncomfortable in the Soul.

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The Soul was noticeably responsive in the especially considering its engine A flatter torque curve and suspension upgrades make the Soul a nimble and agile in congested urban environments. typically asking too much to great performance from a car with a small engine, but we certainly not disappointed with how it the open road either.

The we drove was equipped with a GDI four-cylinder engine. Power is at 164 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of at a 4,000 rpm. The engine has tuned to provide more torque (nine percent torque at 1,500 rpm on the 2.0-liter) for an around-town driving experience.

With all of that goodness, its that the interior of the car has been refined as well. The star of the is the new instrument panel featuring an screen which puts other manufacturers to shame it#8217;s interface and clarity. the design team paid attention to instilling a more look and feel to the 2014 interior, incorporating soft-touch leather-trimmed seating, and high-gloss pieces.

Overall we were left with the 2014 Kia Soul. and how car it offers for its relatively low price The fully loaded model we priced out at about $25,500. easy to see why the Soul has been a winner for Kia, and we think positioned well to continue success with this new

We can#8217;t wait to spend time with it in order to you a more complete review.

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