Once plain and resemblant of your kid's lunch tin, the Kia Soul has since come a very long way, though the current design still stays true to the character of the very first model. The Soul is a modern car that's cleverly clad with gloss black bits and slim headlights for a futuristic appearance. The zippy little city car looks like it could turn into a Decepticon at any given moment. LED headlights are reserved for the apex trim and only the GT-Line, EX, and Turbo get a power sunroof. The base model sits on 16-inch steel wheels, the S on 16-inch alloys, the EX on 17-inch alloys, and the GT-Line, X-Line, and Turbo trims rest on 18-inch wheels. The Turbo trim also gets a unique center-exit exhaust and it's the only model to get LED headlights and LED fog lights.
When size is considered alone, the Soul goes up against the Hyundai Kona and although it has a big presence, is still on the small side. The Kia measures 165.2 inches from nose to tailgate and stands at 63 inches in height, width comes in at 70.9 inches. The wheelbase measurement comes in at 102.4 inches. If you regularly take the road less traveled, a ground clearance of 6.7 inches means that it is unlikely to struggle on rougher terrain. At its lightest, the Soul has a 2,844-pound curb weight and at its heaviest in Turbo trim, it weighs 3,036 lbs.
|Kia Soul Trims||LX||S||X-Line||GT-Line||EX||Turbo|
|Max Width||70.9 in.||70.9 in.||70.9 in.||70.9 in.||70.9 in.||70.9 in.|
|Length||165.2 in.||165.2 in.||165.2 in.||165.2 in.||165.2 in.||165.2 in.|
|Height||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.|
|Wheelbase||102.4 in.||102.4 in.||102.4 in.||102.4 in.||102.4 in.||102.4 in.|
|Kia Soul Trims||Curb Weight|
|Wheels Type||Steel Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||16" x 6.5"|
The extensive color palette available for the Soul highlights its fun intentions, with several bright and bold colors to choose from. Some models get specific availability to certain hues: the LX and S trims make available Inferno Red, Snow White Pearl, Cherry Black, Mars Orange, Gravity Gray, and the new Steel Gray that replaces last year's Sparkling Silver. The GT-Line and Turbo trims add Neptune Blue to the mix but removes Steel Gray and Mars Orange. The X-Line loses Cherry Black and gets access to Undercover Green and two duo-tone combinations, namely Mars Orange with Cherry Black and Neptune Blue with Cherry Black. The EX gets the same colors as the two base trims, but with Mars Orange swapped out for Undercover Green. It also loses last year's combinations of Platinum Gold paired with Clear White or Gravity Gray. Solar Yellow is no longer offered for 2022 models.