2017 Kia Soul Garden Grove CA
Is it a car? A hatchback? A compact crossover? Whatever its segment, the 2017 Kia Soul is an impressive option that turns heads by offering something a little different to the market. It’s a fun-to-drive vehicle with a look all its own, rather than mimicking the bean-shaped appearance of most sedans, or falling for the notion that a crossover must be a miniature version of an SUV. Those who drive the Kia Soul in Garden Grove CA are savvy shoppers with a unique vision when it comes to automobiles.
Naturally, looks alone aren’t enough to win favor for the Kia Soul, though it doesn’t hurt. The model has an extensive list of standard and available features that allow it to fill in as a competitive option, plus the starting price is much lower than many other options on the marketplace. Which isn’t to say it skimps where it counts, as you’ll find a comfortable interior and plenty of standard safety features. The 2017 Kia Soul offers everything you want in a new car, but manages to do it with a flair of style.
Its boxy look almost gives it a van-like quality, but an aggressive front end changes the design dynamic. The front end features an interesting angular headlight design paired with a chrome and black upper grille. Specific design elements change depending on the trim, but you’ll know the Soul when you see it.
Standard features include an AM/FM audio system with six speakers, Bluetooth, full power features and cloth seating. Available features touchscreen infotainment, a rearview camera, a host of driver assistance features, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and automatic temperature control.
There are three engine options for the 2017 Kia Soul, including a new 1.6-liter turbo available in the top trim, ! (Exclaim). The standard engine is a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder that offers up 130 horsepower and 118-pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is also standard.
A compact vehicle that speaks to your Soul
Why do shoppers choose the 2017 Kia Soul? There’s no denying the fun design of the model is what provides initial appeal, but the low starting price of just $15,990 doesn’t hurt either. Once you dig a bit deeper, you find out that the model earns high ratings when it comes to safety features thanks to its network of dual-front advanced and side-mounted air bags, full-length side curtain airbags and intelligently designed front and rear crumple zones. Available driver assistance features add extra security to the model as they help prevent collisions.
There are three trim levels for the 2017 Kia Soul, the base model, + and ! (Plus and Exclaim). The top trim, !, earns extra attention for this model year with the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine now offering up to 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, while also paired with a silky-smooth seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with Sportmatic shifting.
Forgetting the fact that it’s stylish, affordable and a whole lot more fun to drive, the 2017 Kia Soul also offers up to 101 cubic feet of passenger space and 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats when the cargo under tray is removed, making it a spacious model that is comfortable for taller drivers and families.
Not sure if the 2017 Kia Soul is right for you? Stop by Garden Grove Kia for a test drive.