Next-Gen 2024 Kia Soul Expected With New Look
The Kia Soul is a crossover SUV with a spacious cabin, solid handling, and many standard features.
Based on recent deals in your area, the base model 2022 Kia Soul LX has an Edmunds Suggested Price of $20,580.
2024 Kia Soul
The 2023 Kia Soul GT-Line has 28 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined gas mileage, while the 2023 Kia Soul EX has 29 mpg city / 35 mpg highway / 31 mpg combined gas mileage.
The only engine available for the 2024 Kia Soul is a 147-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive.
The Soul’s upright body provides a spacious interior with plenty of room for people and cargo. The cargo area accommodates up to seven hand luggage, with the rear seats folded down and up to 20 suitcases.
For the 2023 model year, the Kia Soul receives light changes with a new grille and bumper design, reshaped headlights, and new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Two new packages are offered on the 2023 Soul LX and GT-Line: The LX Technology Package adds blind spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic warning, and 16-inch alloy wheels to the LX for an additional $500.
The EX model builds on the S and adds sporty 17-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, fog lights, and a power sunroof.
The 2023 Kia Soul costs $19,790 for the entry-level LX trim, and the top-end EX model starts at $24,090.
In terms of performance, the Soul feels fresh in town, and the CVT is willing to choose a lower gear ratio when you want to pass someone.
However, it takes 8.0 seconds to reach 60 mph, which is behind many rivals. Handling could be sharper, but the Soul’s mission isn’t to carve corners like a sports car.
Most buyers will find Soul a comfortable ride offering enough character to avoid being bland.
We expect the Soul 2024 will continue to offer a competitive set of advanced safety features as standard equipment, which is a strong selling point.
Since it received a new look in 2023, there will likely be no significant updates this time.
The Soul is an intelligent choice for affordable practicality, but you should also check out some of its higher-rated competitors like the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Hyundai Kona, and Mazda CX-30.