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Kia Soul: Funky subcompact crossover now offered with sporty turbo engine

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Kia Soul: Funky subcompact crossover now offered with sporty turbo engine

By G. Chambers Williams III, autos correspondent

Published 9:48 am, Friday, November 24, 2017

The 2017 Kia Soul Turbo is a subcompact crossover utility vehicle that seats of to five people, and has a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine with fuel economy of up to 28 mpg city/highway combined. Photo: Kia   / © Bruce Benedict 2016

The 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim Turbo includes a standard leather-wrapped, D-shaped steering wheel; pushbutton start with smart key; and UVO32 with e-Services with integrated Android Auto3 and Apple CarPlay. Photo: Kia   / © Bruce Benedict 2016

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The 2017 Kia Soul Turbo is a subcompact crossover utility vehicle that seats of to five people, and has a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine with fuel economy of up to 28 mpg city/highway combined. less

The 2017 Kia Soul Turbo is a subcompact crossover utility vehicle that seats of to five people, and has a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine with fuel economy of up to 28 mpg city/highway ... more

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The 2017 Kia Soul Turbo is a subcompact crossover utility vehicle that seats of to five people, and has a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine with fuel economy of up to 28 mpg city/highway combined. less

The 2017 Kia Soul Turbo is a subcompact crossover utility vehicle that seats of to five people, and has a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine with fuel economy of up to 28 mpg city/highway ... more

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The 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim Turbo includes a standard leather-wrapped, D-shaped steering wheel; pushbutton start with smart key; and UVO32 with e-Services with integrated Android Auto3 and Apple CarPlay.

The 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim Turbo includes a standard leather-wrapped, D-shaped steering wheel; pushbutton start with smart key; and UVO32 with e-Services with integrated Android Auto3 and Apple CarPlay.

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Big boxy SUVs have given way to small boxy crossovers as Americans look for that hard-to-find combination of roominess, utility and fuel economy - the qualities that are at the heart of the Kia Soul.

Nothing does it better than the funky Soul, whose small exterior profile masks a quite roomy interior that can easily hold five people and lots of luggage, groceries or DIY supplies.

Originally introduced for 2010, the Soul was completely updated for 2014, entering its second generation slightly larger (8/10ths of an inch longer, but roomier than before), and with improved engines, interiors and other features.

Initially, there were two engine choices - a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 130 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 164 horsepower, both normally aspirated.

For 2018, the Soul comes in three trim levels: the base model ($16,100 with a six-speed manual transmission, or $17,700 with a six-speed automatic, both with the 1.6-liter base engine); the Soul Plus ($20,300, with the 2.0-liter engine and a six-speed automatic); and, new for 2017, the Exclaim Turbo ($22,800). (All prices here are for the 2018 model, and are before $895 freight).

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