2023 Kia Soul
2023 Kia Soul
Posted on July 20, 2022
I got to learn a lot more about the 2023 Kia Soul last week. The diminutive car has a genuine charm that makes it a popular choice for young families and those living in the city.
This new version builds on that.
The 2023 Kia Soul has a friendly face with funky design, smooth panels and straight lines. Where many cars like to be curvy and fluid, the Soul likes things straight.
It’s a small design statement but a very effective one.
The front end is modern, with a narrow grille and angled lights with LED running lights. A larger lower sill gives it a basking shark-like look which is engaging.
Body panels are largely smooth with slightly extended wheel arches. A small panel up by the rear quarterlight takes the edge of that dark roof, which is a nice touch.
Inside, the 2023 Kia Soul is more spacious than you might think. It can seat 4 in comfort, with plenty of space for everyone to sit back and relax in comfort.
There’s room in back for cargo too thanks to it being a hatchback. It’s not the largest trunk in the world, but access is easy thanks to the hatch.
Engine and drivetrain
The 2023 Kia Soul has a single engine option in a 2.0-litre four cylinder that produces 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. It might not sound a lot, but it’s plenty for city driving.
It uses a CVT transmission to drive the front wheels.
There’s also an electric version, but that’s treated as an entirely different car.
The Soul drives smoothly and delivers steady power throughout the range. The transmission is smooth and steering direct, ideal for city driving. The soul is also comfortable on the highway too, so won’t limit you in where you can go and what you can do.
Trims and features
The Kia Soul has four trim levels, LX, S, GT-Line, and EX. All include a 5 year warranty, an 8” touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Other options include wireless smartphone charging, keyless start, heated front seats, Harman Kardon audio, adaptive cruise control, and LED headlights
You also get automatic emergency braking, automatic headlights and active lane control. You can also opt for blind spot monitoring too.
Overall, the 2023 Kia Soul is an excellent little runabout that can cope with much more. It looks good, has a smooth drivetrain and offers exceptional value for money.
It looks pretty funky too and it’s very hard not to like it!
Check out the 2023 Kia Soul at Grimsby Kia, 435 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8.