My 2012 base model Kia Soul has very few added "bells and whistles," but I couldn't be happier with it. It handles responsively, it's comfortable, the gas mileage is great, there's plenty of room in back for transporting a bike or other cargo, and I like the slightly higher profile for improved road & traffic visibility. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
Big Bang for Your Buck
2011 Kia SoulChar Martin - Lexington, KY05/04/2015
I'm a big fan of the Kia Soul. It's fun to drive, economical, reliable, enormously cute, the back seats fold down flat creating a very usable cargo space, and you can find it in a parking lot. That being said, there are a few things about my Soul that are not so great: The microfiber upholstery shows everything and stains easily, the ride is not as smooth and quiet as many other automobiles, and there is a blind spot toward the rear (but you can learn to compensate for that).
I have looked at a 2015 Soul and been astonished at the changes in the model from prior years. Some of the bells and whistles available on the new models are downright luxurious - leather upholstery, heated AND cooled seats, full ceiling sun roofs, GPS, etc.
BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED!!
2012 Kia SoulMargaret DeGraff - Albion, NY12/13/2015
It's a fun car to drive- zippy and compact its much more fun than a sports car. All the extra gadgets like the lighted speakers and back up camera just to mention a few will make you feel like you are in an expensive car. On top of that the fuel economy is awesome- visits to the pump don't make me cry as with previous cars!
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