The 2021 Kia Soul is the second iteration of the third Soul generation, which was introduced for the 2020 model year. The redesign includes a new exterior style that remains true to the unique Soul look, a more powerful base powertrain and an even better value proposition, and Kia greatly expanded the standard equipment and broadened the technologies and options. The 2021 model, which is now available at your local Kia dealership serving Youngstown Pittsburgh area drivers, arrives with some notable updates: more standard driver assistance features and a new suspension for the sportier X-Line and GT-Line models. You can test-drive the new Soul today, or you can call us or contact us online to learn about the latest Taylor Auto Group specials, get quotes and be preapproved for an auto loan!
The Soul retains the shape and boldness that has made it so recognizable, but it now does that with more modern flair, such as the redesigned headlamps and grille. Fundamentally, this generation is similar to the previous. The wheelbase is 102.4 inches, and the Soul measures 165.2 inches in length, 70.9 inches wide and 63.0 inches tall. Kia offers at least 10 distinct body colors, including popular two-tone options like Blue or Orange paired with Cherry Black. Sixteen-inch steel wheels with wheel covers are standard. The S trim upgrades the wheel to alloy. The GT-Line, X-Line and Turbo all boast trim-specific 18-inch wheels, and the EX features 17-inch wheels. Exterior options include remote start, cross roof rails, illuminate door sill plates, mudguards, wheel guards, rear bumper decals.
An important aspect of the Kia Soul’s allure has always been its surprising roominess, and the 2021 Kia Soul does not mess with that formula. The Soul has two rows and offers seating for five. Front legroom and headroom are 41.1 and 39.4 inches, respectively. Passengers in the rear enjoy 38.8 inches of legroom and 39.5 inches of headroom. The cargo area behind the second row now measures 24.2 cubic feet. The base LX comes with air conditioning, nice cloth upholstery and a central 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. The X-Line refines the interior in numerous ways, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The GT-Line upgrades the upholstery to premium cloth. The S adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The EX adds push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, a rear armrest, heated front seats, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a wireless charging pad and a cargo area cover and divider. The Turbo adds leather upholstery and a Harman Kardon sound system.
The 2021 Kia Soul near Youngstown is a front-wheel-drive crossover. Most Soul trims have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, and it makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. With the base model, Kia pairs this engine with a six-speed manual transmission and offers a continuously variable automatic transmission as an option. The X-Line, GT-Line, S and EX all get the CVT standard. The Turbo has its own powertrain: a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder married to a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine makes 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft.
The new Soul has not yet been rated by the IIHS or NHTSA, but the IIHS selected it as a Top Safety Pick last year, and we expect similar recognition again. Every 2021 Kia Soul near Youngstown comes with the latest Uvo infotainment system with a rearview camera system, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and more. A 7.0-inch touchscreen is standard, but it gets upgraded to a 10.25-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation later in the lineup. The LX trim is intended to be as economical, so you will need to step up one trim level to get most of the driver assistance technologies: a blind-spot monitor, a forward collision mitigation system, a lane keeping system and a drowsy driver monitoring system. The Turbo trim adds adaptive cruise control.
You can test-drive the 2021 Kia Soul near Youngstown at our dealership serving Youngstown Pittsburgh area residents. Call or contact us online for the latest Taylor Auto Group specials and more!