New Kia Soul Scores on LED Coolness – A Hookah Bar on Wheels!



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The 2014 Kia Soul is hugely revised for 2014, with helpful updates throughout to enhance comfort and style.

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Many people do not understand these boxy compacts. Allow me to illustrate the ideal target market: teens whose nights out might include much more “cruising around” than actual destinations.

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For these aimless but high-mile young drivers: an upright seating position, thumping audio, and fresh style are the key buying metrics. Pace? Not really mandatory.

A multi-hose hookah pipe might be a popular option, if offered, however… or would have been with my pals back in the day.

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With pricing from just $15,000, the Soul’s enormous cargo area and mini-Evoque looks are certainly hip and youthful. The new panoramic glass moonroof is also a classy option in this segment, and an exclusive feature versus the Nissan Cube and Scion xB.

But the real styling hit comes after dark: LED accents up front in a solid bar of light above the projector main beams, and a ring of LED brake lights in back. Overall, cleaning up the lighting elements was a critical part of this second-gen Soul’s design – as seen in the comparisons versus last year’s model below. (2014 on left, 2013 on right).

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It is certainly distinctive on the road, and looks really unique from behind with those lights illuminated.

A glossy black surround joins the tailgate in back, and leaves a surfboard of color in the middle that is very stylish.

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2014 Kia Soul

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2014 Kia Soul – Pricing and Packages

ModelDescriptionMsrp
Soul Base1.6L GDI I4 – 6 M/T$14,700.00
Soul Base1.6L GDI I4 – 6 A/T$16,700.00
Soul +2.0L I4 – 6 A/T$18,200.00
Soul !2.0L I4 – 6 A/T$20,300.00
Soul +Red Zone Special Edition$23,200.00
Factory Installed OptionsMsrpCommentsBase+!
Soul 6-speed Automatic TransmissionIncluded in 1.6L GDI I4 – 6 A/TYes
– Active ECO system
– Sportmatic
– 16″ Alloy wheels
– Cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls
– Center console armrest and storage
– Rear center armrest with cup holders
– Remote keyless entry
– Illuminated ignition cylinder ring
Red Zone Special Edition PackageExclusive only for Soul+ Red Zone Special Edition; includes Audio Package and UVO eServicesYes
– Unique front, rear and side body kit
– Red accented front grille
– Unique 18-inch alloy wheels
– Rear spoiler
– Projector headlights with unique tube-type LED positioning lights and LED taillights
– Sporty red interior trim accents
– Unique floor mats with red accents
– Sport pedals
Audio Package$1,400.00Requires UVO eServices PackageYes
– Navigation with 8″ display and HD radio
Infinity Audio system with center speaker, subwoofer and external amplifier
– Speaker lights
– Automatic temperature control with cluster ionizer
– Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
– Leatherette meter hood, door center trim inserts, door armrest
– Piano black accents (center fascia panel, steering wheel bezel, shift knob cover, door armrest garnish, console upper cover)
– Satin chrome inside door handles
ECO Package$400.00Not available with Audio Package, UVO eServices Package or Primo PackageYes
– ISG (Idle Stop and Go system)
– Low rolling resistance tires
– 16″ Alloy wheels (vs. 17″)
– P205/60 R16 tires
Primo Package$3,000.00Requires UVO eServices Package and Audio PackageYes
– Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade (Replaces Roof rack ready – mounting points)
– Leather trim seats
– 10-way power driver’s seat including lumbar support
– Ventilated driver’s and front passenger’s seats (3-levels)
– Heated front seats (3-levels)
– Heated rear outboard seats (2-levels)
– Heated steering wheel
– Push-button start with Smart key
– Immobilizer
– Front fog lights
Sun and Sound Package$2,600.00Yes
– Navigation with 8″ display
Infinity Audio system with center speaker, subwoofer and external amplifier
– Speaker lights
– Automatic temperature control with cluster ionizer
– Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade (Replaces Roof rack ready – mounting points)
UVO eServices Package$500.00Yes
UVO with eServices
– Rear-camera display
– Auto-on/off headlights
The Whole Shabang Package$2,500.00Requires Sun and Sound PackageYes
– Leather trim seats
– Ventilated driver’s and front passenger’s seats (3-levels)
– Heated front seats (3-levels)
– Heated rear outboard seats (2-levels)
– Heated steering wheel
– Push-button start with Smart key
– Immobilizer
– HID low-beam headlights with auto leveling
LED positioning lights (individual jewel type)
– Supervison meter cluster with 4.3″ TFT color LCD display (inside the meter cluster)

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2014 Kia Soul – Specifications

EngineBase+!
Type/layout1.6L I-4 DOHC Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)2.0L I-4, DOHC Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)2.0L I-4, DOHC Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Displacement (cc)1,591 cc1,999 cc1,999 cc
Bore x stroke (mm)75.0 x 85.4 mm81.0 x 97.0 mm81.0 x 97.0 mm
Compression ratio11.0:111.5:111.5:1
Horsepower130 hp @ 6,300 rpm164 hp @ 6,200 rpm164 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque118 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 rpm151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
DrivetrainBase+!
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed automatic6-speed automatic
Layout/driveFront engine/FWDFront engine/FWDFront engine/FWD
Exterior DimensionsBase+!
Wheelbase (in.)101.2 in.101.2 in.101.2 in.
Length (in.)163.0 in.163.0 in.163.0 in.
Width (in.)70.9 in.70.9 in.70.9 in.
Height (in.)63.0 in.63.0 in.63.0 in.
Track (in.), front/rear62.0 in./62.5 in.61.7 in./62.2 in.61.4 in./61.9 in.
Curb weight (lbs.)2,714 lbs.2,837 lbs.2,837 lbs.
Fuel capacity (gal.)14.2 gal.14.2 gal.14.2 gal.
Interior DimensionsBase+!
Seating capacity5 passenger5 passenger5 passenger
Head room, front/rear (in.)39.6 in./39.5 in.39.6 in./39.5 in.39.6 in./39.5 in.
Leg room, front/rear (in.)40.9 in./39.1 in.40.9 in./39.1 in.40.9 in./39.1 in.
Shoulder room, front/rear (in.)55.5 in./54.7 in.55.5 in./54.7 in.55.5 in./54.7 in.
Passenger volume (cu. ft.)101.0 cu. ft. (without panoramic sunroof)101.0 cu. ft. (without panoramic sunroof) / 96.8 cu. ft. (with panoramic sunroof)101.0 cu. ft. (without panoramic sunroof) / 96.8 cu. ft. (with panoramic sunroof)
Cargo volume (rear seat up) (cu. ft.)24.2 cu. ft. (without under tray) / 18.8 cu. ft. (with under tray)24.2 cu. ft. (without under tray) / 18.8 cu. ft. (with under tray)24.2 cu. ft. (without under tray) / 18.8 cu. ft. (with under tray)
Cargo volume (rear seat down) (cu. ft.)61.3 cu. ft. (without under tray) / 49.5 cu. ft. (with under tray)61.3 cu. ft. (without under tray) / 49.5 cu. ft. (with under tray)61.3 cu. ft. (without under tray) / 49.5 cu. ft. (with under tray)

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