2014 Kia Soul: First glance – Macon Automotive | Examiner.com

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Kia Soul

MINNEAPOLIS — The Kia is perhaps best known to people as the vehicle endorsed by a of hipster hamsters in TV commercials.

But if an automaker, you can only ride so far. You must have a that delivers the goods to

Since its debut in 2009, the has done that.

And the new version, the model, even gets a bit

Kia bared its new Soul to the media in Minneapolis, giving auto a chance to drive in both and rural settings.

From an appearance standpoint, the Soul is unchanged to the untrained eye.

probably a good thing, people who liked the Soul no doubt appreciated its boxy, wagonish frame.

That shape remains.

It be a bit sleeker and slightly sportier however.

As for the inside, the biggest with the new model and its predecessor is the quality of materials has taken a step forward.

The old Soul’s while mostly comfortable, had of a low-rent feel to it. That didn’t bother many who liked the modest sticker and didn’t expect much

The Soul still is far from a vehicle, but is now much more of a vehicle, thanks to the material

And for the driver/passenger experience, the seats are comfortable and the ride is more and smooth.

Kia Soul

For the driver, the steering turn indicator and most controls just feel solid and sturdy now.

If you want to add some premium amenities to your Soul, you can now such items as heated and seats, a 350-watt Infinity system (which sounds navigation system with touchscreen, heated steering and automatic climate control.

the Soul remains an exercise in good, basic transportation. It now, nor has it ever been, a car.

The two engines remain a four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter four-banger. We the latter, and found its 164 horsepower to be for everyday driving needs. onto freeways wasn’t too and jumping into the passing and getting around the tractor-trailer was no problem.

Kia says it increased the torque at RPM levels, which probably for the solid performance in those

How much does Kia sell its for?

Starting price is a under $16,000, and move up to a loaded model of the highest and you’re in the $27,000 neighborhood.

That’s a bit much at that end, but overall, this remains a good value for who like something a bit different, yet seek practicality.

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