It will definitely be a vehicle that I will be driving for a long time to come. Anti-lock braking, Brake Assist, and electronic stability control are all included, as is Hill-start Assist. Vehicles previously remedied under those numbers are being recalled again under this campaign. The electric power steering system provides limited feedback, but offers three levels of weight—comfort, normal, and sport—that don't add much to the driving experience. We commit to you up front low prices with no haggling, a great selection of certified cars and a no pressure customer service approach.
There are some harsh plastics on the doors and can be a little uncomfortable for lengthy traffic jams to lean your arm on. All models include a total of six airbags, with dual front airbags, seat-mounted side bags, and full-length side curtain bags. The back of the front seats is made of plastic so it's very easy to clean the little footprints on them. Soul Plus and Exclaim models equipped with the 2. Our main criticism that keeps the Soul from being rated a perfect 10 here is that, even though Kia focused energy on reducing cabin noise, it seems to have missed the firewall, which separates the occupants from the noisy engine.
To Parallel Park this car is a dream and when in and out of parking lots and downtown cores I do not know how they could make it any easier to do. In the past opportunity wasn't there. What Features in the 2015 Kia Soul Are Most Important? Feel free to indulge, interact and enjoy our online experience. It features a complement of steering-wheel controls, and the center-console controls canted slightly toward the driver. The local paper had a 2015 Kia.
On the highway it cruises efforlessly along with traffic and has adequate power for passing. Sound-reducing measures include extra sealing below and for the doors, but there isn't enough keeping the four-cylinder's racket from penetrating. A backup camera is optional. I am 56 not 19 which this vehicle is supposed. Note: This recall supersedes campaigns 14V-332 and 15V-736. On an early drive, we saw nearly 25 mpg over several hours and about 140 miles, with driving conditions mostly split between urban-freeway, commute conditions and rural, twisty, hilly two-laners.
Overall I love the Soul. The stereo is amazing for a stock unit and the heated seats come in handy on a cold morning. It's a small hatchback, but it doesn't share the same swept-back profile that most small five-doors do. Outward visibility is still a mixed bag—great out in front and to the side, with a rather high driving position, but somewhat difficult for lane changes due to the thick rear pillar. The Soul defies categorization to some degree.
Among the new changes will be a number of exclusive to the Soul, such as Fathom Blue and Cloud White. Space is ample for passengers and cargo with up to 61. Differences aren't very easily discernible, and the added or reduced weight does nothing to improve feel, which is what is generally lacking from electric power steering setups. These include such things as current traffic, weather reports, fuel process, stock market information, and even up-to-date sports scores. A 6-speed manual transmission is mated to the 1. This is one place that reminds us of the Soul's economy-car status. I did not buy it for a sporty vehicle but for the space and for the size and features living in rural ontario.
The recent redesign gave the car a fresh look whilst retaining its distinctive boxy charm. The traction control is a very good feature. The pinion plug may allow the pinion gear to separate from the steering gear assembly. Very quiet startup, comfortable ride, love the backup camera and moon roof. The 2012 was great in the snow and I am expecting the 15 will be the same I hope. Three trim levels are available for the current : Base, Plus, and Exclaim. The Kia Soul was redesigned in 2014, adding higher-quality finishes to the cabin and overall broader appeal.
That's a lot for an economy car, but the Soul does offer a lot of items that aren't generally found in this segment, like heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated and ventilated front chairs. Vehicle Summary The 2015 is a compact four-door hatchback sold in three trims. I put a hitch and rack on the back, toungue weight is on low side but works well for me. As required in all new vehicles from this year, the 2015 Kia Soul comes standard with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. To see what's new for 2015, click , or check out a of the two model years. All models include a total of six airbags, with dual front airbags, seat-mounted side bags, and full-length side curtain bags.
The warranty offered by Kia was also great and financing at 0%. Buyers opting for the Soul Exclaim can now choose an Umber Color Package, which adds umber it's like a peanut-butter brown leather seats and door trim as well as gloss black wheel-pocket detailing; the Umber pack can be optioned on Soul Exclaims painted in either Cloud White or Fathom Blue. The undercoating they offer is good for 10 years or they fix it. Outside, Gloss Black wheel inserts are also found in the Umber Color Package. I have looked at other cars before I thought about even getting my licence. I will call my self a Kia owner for sure.
Style-wise, the Soul is as boxy as ever with smoothed edges here and there, but the body-colored liftgate panel looks out of place. Well we are slowly getting acquainted with our Soul and really love it. Unfortunately, this downshift eagerness gets a bit out of hand on the highway, where a very tall sixth gear has the transmission bouncing back and forth between fifth and sixth with very slight tips into the accelerator, or on very slight uphills. It's refreshingly quick, without the lagginess that even some pricier systems exhibit. We believe that you need to decide if this vehicle is truly best suited for you and we want you to have all the information to feel that peace of mind. I am using it in my business of a handicap serice and carry tools and I can carry a lot. The recall began November 16, 2017.