With its turbocharged power and bevy of features that are designed to enhance your handling and acceleration, the 2021 Kia Soul is built for sport enthusiasts looking for a daily ride. That's why we think this model will be a great fit for Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, MI, area drivers who are after a bit more pep under the hood.
If you're eager to find out what technology makes this Kia crossover an absolute blast to drive, just keep reading our guide, brought to you by Feldman Kia of Novi today!
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We know why you're here. You want to see what engines this impressive Kia crossover has to offer. To start, in the base trim you'll be working with a standard 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine that boasts up to 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.
If you really want to get moving, though, you're going to want the turbocharged performance of the available 1.6L Turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain is designed with acceleration in mind, and can generate up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. With all that power, you'll really get moving every time you hit that throttle.
In order to really bring out the most from your engine, this model provides three available transmissions. Right from the base trim, you'll be working with a standard 6-Speed Manual Transmission (M/T). This feature puts you in control of your shifting, so you have acceleration that's just right for your driving style.
If you're looking to save on fuel, you can look to the available Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). This feature is designed to provide you with a spectrum of shift points by doing away with gears and replacing them with a belt and pulley system. The result is that you enjoy the right performance for the situation every time.
Finally, if you're using the available 1.6L Turbocharged engine, you'll enjoy the available 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT). This feature is designed for smooth and responsive performance to help bring the most out of your Kia vehicle's acceleration.
The Kia Soul is designed around keeping you going for miles, and it's all thanks to its impressive fuel economy. Through a combination of smart engine and transmission designs, this Kia vehicle offers drivers a standard fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/31 highway MPG.*
To top it all off, this Kia vehicle comes with a standard fuel tank capacity of 14.3 gallons. Thanks to this large fuel tank, you'll enjoy a very long driving range, so this Kia crossover is fantastic for road trips.
In order to help you make the most of your ride, this Kia vehicle is equipped with several active safety features that give you greater awareness on the highway. Among the most helpful features aboard this model is the Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW), which warns you when another roadster is riding in your blind spot. You’ll know just when it’s safe to make a lane change, thanks to this.
To provide you with even more control when you’re on the highway, you’ll have the help of the available Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) system. This technology monitors the lane markers to let you know when you’re about to cross into the next lane. If you don’t adjust your steering, your Kia vehicle will apply corrective steering for you to ensure you stay right in your intended lane.
To make cruising down the highway so much easier, this Kia vehicle also offers available Smart Cruise Control (SCC). This technology is designed to keep you at a steady speed behind traffic, so you have a safe distance from the model ahead and just need to focus on steering while your Kia car takes care of the rest.
Overall, thanks to these advanced features, this Kia car can ensure you drive comfortably for miles ahead while enjoying the performance of your ride to the fullest.
In order to ensure you have the most reliable handling possible, this Kia car is complete with several passive safety features that work to enhance your traction. One of the most helpful features is the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which is designed to apply brake pressure if your roadster detects a loss in stability.
Another very helpful system included with this Kia car is standard Kia Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). This feature will enhance your steering if it detects your ride is moving from its intended path. If you’re making tight turns, it will ensure you avoid understeer or oversteer.
Finally, another very helpful feature that will help to enhance your performance in hilly areas is the Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC). This technology is designed to apply your brakes when you’re stopped on an incline, so you don’t roll back down. When you press the gas, your Kia vehicle will keep the brakes on for a few seconds until you have enough RPM to move up the hill.
To help you make the most out of your Kia car, this model is designed with a roomy interior that will let you bring along friends for your joyrides. You’ll have a passenger volume of 102.2 cubic feet, complete with these dimensions:
As for bringing along cargo for a trip, this Kia vehicle offers foldable back seats that let you expand your cargo volume as needed. Behind the back seats you’ll have a cargo volume of 24.2 cubic feet. Once you fold the back seats down, you’ll be working with up to 62.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Thanks to the responsive performance of the 2021 Kia Soul, you'll start your day off right with responsive acceleration that gets you moving right when you hit the throttle. That's why we think this Kia vehicle will be a ton of fun for your commutes around Novi, Livonia, and Southfield, Michigan.
If you're ready to see this model in action, just schedule a test drive with us at Feldman Kia of Novi today!
*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.