2014 Kia SoulPosted: March 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 New Car Models, Kia | Leave a comment »
The Kia Soul debuted as a 2010 model, and for 2014 it was redesigned. The Soul is one of Kia’s best-selling models and also it is Kia’s first exclusive model, not a version of an existing model from parent company Hyundai. The 2014 Kia Soul comes with a roomy cabin, a fantastic amount of cargo space for its class, comfortable and supportive seats, and high-quality materials.
The 2014 Kia Soul is a front-wheel drive four-door hatchback with seating for five, that is offered in three trim levels: base, + (Plus) and ! (Exclaim). The base model comes standard with 16-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, hill-start assist, power-heated side mirrors, air conditioning, full power accessories, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player, iPod/USB interface and steering wheel-mounted controls.
The Soul + (Plus) adds 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, keyless entry, front seat center console armrest and a fold-down rear seat armrest. A navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen display, a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights, foglights, keyless ignition, heated and ventilated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, leather upholstery and 10-way power driver seat are all available as options.
The Lia Soul ! (Exclaim) adds to the Soul+ model with standard equipment foglights, 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, the leather-wrapped steering wheel, the 10-way power driver seats, a cooled glavebox and power-folding side mirrors. A navigation system, an automatic climate control, xenon headlights, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, an upgraded instrument panel and an updated Infinity sound system are available as options.
The 2014 Kia Soul base comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine that produces 130 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic transmission is optional. The Soul+ and Soul! models are offered with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 164 hp and 151 lb-ft torque. The six-speed aotomatic is the only available transmission.
Standard safety features of the 2014 Kia Soul include four-wheel ABS, traction control, stability control, hill-start assist, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is available as an option.