The 2024 Kia Soul is the latest version of a successful formula that dates back to the original Soul in 2009. It maintains its distinctive boxy design, offering outstanding interior space for a vehicle of its size, making it an excellent choice for city driving with easy maneuverability and parking. Powered by a 147-horsepower engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission, it performs well in urban settings and maintains refinement on the highway.
While often grouped with subcompact crossovers, the Soul lacks all-wheel drive and off-road capabilities, focusing on cost-effective urban use. The cabin is spacious and provides more cargo room than some small crossovers, with a 60/40-split folding rear seat enhancing versatility.
The base infotainment system includes an 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a six-speaker audio system. Higher trims offer a 10.25-inch touchscreen with additional features. The 2024 Soul is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a CVT, delivering a smooth and comfortable ride suitable for daily driving.
Kia introduces minimal updates for the 2024 Soul, including a Designer package for the EX trim with enhancements like 18-inch alloy wheels and an umber interior color scheme. In terms of security, Smart Key-equipped Souls now feature a “sleep mode” to prevent hacking attempts after locking the vehicle.