Kia Soul Brings Efficiency, Leading-Edge Tech, & Style to Gainesville Drivers

The compact SUV debuted to fanfare in 2009, and today, it's still going strong as a northern Florida favorite, checking all the boxes on what makes a versatile hatchback-style ride a blast behind the wheel. Check out all the latest model in the crossover's second generation has to offer right here at Jenkins Kia of Gainesville!

Power & Performance

Choose among three engines:

  • 130-horsepower, 1.6-liter I4 engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission to keep handling engaging and ready to deliver 118 pound-feet of torque.
  • 2.0-liter inline-four capable of up to 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet.
  • 201-horsepower, 1.6-liter I4, goes a little more high-octane. It's turbocharged for a powerful feel, and it shells 195 pound-feet of torque.

With a manual, that means a EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 24 MPG, 30 MPG down the highway, and 27 MPG combined. Choose a model with an available electronically controlled six-speed auto or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT), and depending on trim, with up to 26 MPG through cities, 31 MPG across highways and 28 MPG combined, according to EPA estimates.

Safety Features

You'll have wraparound protection along the way, and therefore, ultimate peace of mind from your driveway to your destination. That's thanks to a full slate of driver-assistance features, standard and available depending on trim. They include a blind-spot detector with rear cross traffic alert, autonomous emergency brakes, forward collision and lane departure warnings, smart cruise control, and a rear camera display.

Interior & Technologies

Step into the driver's seat of any new Soul, whether it's a base model, + (Plus), or ! (Exclaim), and you'll discover it's a compact crossover that's all about accommodations. Under inviting available LED lighting, 101.0 cubic feet of space for passengers yawns, with woven and tricot cloth seat options giving way to available leather-trimmed seating. Seats come optionally heated both up front and in the back as well as available ventilated up front. Factor in standard air conditioning or optional automatic temperature control with a cluster ionizer, and they become the lap of luxury.

Soul also offers entertainment options galore. Base models incorporate a six-speaker, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while you can find either a 7-inch UVO system or an 8-inch navigation-equipped touchscreen available in higher trims. The second features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it easy to connect a smartphone for in-dash control. Bring voice recognition into the mix for ease of use, along with the thumping sound of an available Harman/Kardon audio system, and you can transform that road mix into the anthem of the trip. Just pack up your gear -- Soul makes available up to 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space for the purpose -- and hit the road.

Learn More About the Latest Kia Soul Here in Gainesville

If you're eager to check out all the SUV has to offer firsthand, we invite you to give us a call, send us a message here on our website, or stop by our 2810 North Main Street showroom for a visit. We'll be glad to schedule an exciting test drive!

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