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An Inside Look at the New Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is a vehicle that some describe as a wagon while others describe it as Sports Utility Vehicle. Kia categorizes the Kia Soul as an "Urban Utility Vehicle." While this vehicle seems to defy description, one thing is certain - this vehicle offers the customer comfort, safety, and a unique design all wrapped in one package! Visit us at Steve Schmitt Kia today to take advantage of our new vehicle promotions.

Model Overview

The Kia Soul near St. Louis is a front-wheel-drive utility vehicle with a design that is unique to itself. The car first debuted in 2012 as an affordable alternative to the larger (and often much more expensive) Sports Utility Vehicles. The first generation offered three trim levels, a choice of two engines, and the option to choose a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. A second generation of the Kia Soul, introduced in 2014, is described as "evolving" rather than introducing any new features.

The design of the Kia Soul is inspired by the station wagons of old, but the Kia Soul is anything but a wagon. The sporty Kia Soul is often described as "boxy" in design, and, it is, but this design actually lends to the sportiness of the Kia Soul. The wheels are original when compared to other vehicles, and the wraparound headlights, fog lights, and oversized tail lamps all lend to a unique look for this Urban Utility Vehicle.


While the Kia Soul is not one you'd expect to see winning a street race in Saint Charles, MO, this little Urban Utility Vehicle has enough get-up-and-go to make driving fun. The latest Kia Soul offers one of two four-cylinder engines that can provide up to 201-horsepower under the hood. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on all Kia Soul wagons, but a six-speed automatic is also available. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is an option if you'd like to see the Kia Soul have a little more pep and acceleration.

You won't sacrifice gas mileage when driving a Kia Soul, either. You can expect to get up to an EPA-estimated 27 miles-per-gallon in the city and 32 miles-per-gallon on the highway. The Kia Soul EV (electric vehicle) offers equal power with up to 200-horsepower emitted from the electric motor. Interestingly enough, the EV offers a transmission that adds to the fuel efficiency of the car, known as a gear reduction unit. You can expect to get about 240-miles out of one charge (after only one hour of charging).


Although the Kia is considered a subcompact vehicle, its interior is surprisingly roomy. The latest Kia Soul has been redesigned to optimize space with up to 102.2 cubic-feet of interior space. Driver and passenger comfort is an important feature for Kia Soul designers, so drivers near St. Peters can choose from cloth, leather, or Sofino cloth seat trim.

The Kia Soul boasts 39.4-inches of headroom, 53.5-inches of hiproom, and 41.1-inches of legroom inside this sporty wagon. What wagon would be complete without ample cargo room? The Kia Soul offers optimal cargo room for an Urban Utility Vehicle. The Kia Soul offers up to 24.2 cubic-feet of truck space with the seats up. With the back seats lowered, one can expect up to 62.1 cubic-feet of cargo space.


If you are in the market for a car near Chesterfield, MO that offers a great deal of technology at an affordable price, the Kia Soul is just right for you! Part of the "fun personality" of the Kia Soul is the technological offerings of the car. Prior models of the Kia Soul offered speakers that lit up with the beat of the music. Today's Kia Soul looks to be an innovator where vehicular technology is concerned as well.

Every Kia Soul is equipped with a seven-inch full-color display touchscreen infotainment center. Each Kia Soul will offer access to Apple CarPlay or to Android Auto integration so that one may use Bluetooth music or other media via a phone. All Kia Souls are equipped with a back-up camera to lessen the chances of backing over something.

There is also a myriad of available technological features that are available in the latest Kia Soul. An upgraded audio system, wireless smartphone charging capabilities, and navigation are just a few of the available technological amenities drivers can choose from when customizing their Kia Soul.


No matter what trim level Kia Soul you choose, you will be rewarded with a subcompact SUV that has one of the highest rates of visibility available. This feature is only enhanced by the rearview camera that assists in seeing everything behind a vehicle.

However, the designers at Kia did not stop at enhanced visibility and a few cameras. No, the new Kia Soul will now offer drivers a great many "assistance" features, such as Pedestrian Protection, Forward Collision Avoidance, Lane Keeping Assist, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning. These features are, however, just a few of the safety precautions provided to the Kia Soul driver and passengers.

The Kia Soul offers a unique driver alert known as the Driver Attention Warning. Looking at a cell phone or looking away will prompt the warning to sound, and this is just one part of the driver-assist features. Not only do multiple exterior cameras assist in eliminating blind spots, but they also aid in the Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance safety feature. You'll also have an optimal amount of airbags all around the driver and passengers, as well as traction control features.

Kia Soul Trim Packages

The latest Kia Soul near Hazelwood offers up to six trim levels, including the LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, EX and GT-Line Turbo.

The LX is the base model of the Kia Soul, but it offers a wealth of safety, technological, and sporty features. The GT-Line Turbo offers the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The other trim packages offer the four-cylinder engine with the choice of a manual or an automatic transmission.

Schedule a Kia Soul Test Drive in Florissant, MO

To learn more about the new Kia Soul, to schedule a test drive, and to discover what ongoing special offers we have, please visit us at Steve Schmitt Kia in Florissant, MO today to explore this exciting Urban Utility Vehicle! We look forward to meeting you.


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