Kia Motors America expands its C-Segment lineup with the 2010 Kia Soul, a distinctively styled boxy 5-door with a high roofline and long wheelbase specifically designed to appeal to the youth market. The modern-looking interior is designed to highlight the feature-rich standard sound system, which provides SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a USB port for iPod® connectivity and controllability via the audio system and steering wheel buttons. Available engines include a 120 hp 1.6L 4-cylinder and a 140 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder, with more than 30 mpg highway expected from both. The Soul is available in four trim levels: Soul, Soul+, Soul! and Soul sport. The 2010 Kia Soul Sport features sport-tuned suspension, two-tone sport seats, unique front and rear fascias and 18-inch alloy wheels. All Soul+ and above models come standard with A/C, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth® connectivity and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.Read more Read less
The 2010 Kia Soul is a small, front-wheel-drive, 4-door hatchback wagon powered by either a 122-horsepower 1.6L inline-4 or an available 142-horsepower 2.0L inline-4. The Soul comes in four trim levels. Eight unique exterior colors are available, including Alien, Java, and Molten. Standard safety features include six airbags, stability control and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes.
Practical, funky "tall car" styling; good fuel economy; lots of customization; great warranty
The 2010 Kia Soul is a departure for the Korean company best known for its inexpensive, well-warranteed cars. The Soul is aimed squarely at the Scion crowd, featuring funky styling, wild colors and a highly customizable interior and exterior. Base prices start at about $2,000 less than a comparable Scion.