Dependable, trustworthy, GREAT on gas!
2014 Kia Soul Base
We love our Kia Soul. We bought it brand new from our local Kia dealership. Their have been a few recalls but the dealership has contacted and taken care of each of them.
The Kia drives wonderfully! It is compact, which makes driving and parking in the city great! We have the basic model, so no 'bells and whistles' but it still has some great features! The steering wheel has three modes, one for a stiffer turn, one for a loser turn and one in the middle. This is great for us because my husband and I share this vehicle and we each like a different setting. The interior is nice. It has plenty of leg room for my long-legged husband and is not so big that my short self is uncomfortable driving it either.
I would say the only downfall of the Soul is that it isn't necessarily a 'family' car. We have 2 small children, both of which are still in carseats, while the car seats fit easily into the back seat, not much of anything else can fit. I am rather small but, it is uncomfortable for me to sit in the back seat with the kids if I absolutely have to, and no one besides myself can fit back there either. We always have to take another vehicle on family trips because it is just not big enough to comfortably fit everyone and all the luggage. But, for running small errands around town it is great. It gets wonderful gas Mileage and is cheap on gas which is great!!
We plan to keep our Kia until it can no longer run!