Compact cars are all the rage nowadays thanks to their low price tags and excellent fuel efficiency. So it's no wonder that Kia has entered this market with a couple of new compacts like the Kia Soul. The company has been in the auto business since 1944 and is currently South Korea's second largest car company. Kia designed the Soul as a compact MPV with tons of custom design options to fit various people's needs. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show back in 2008, this vehicle was only launched into the market back in 2010 making it a relatively new comer in the industry.
The U.S. version of the Kia Soul initially came with an inline four-cylinder gasoline engine. This came in two different models depending on the trim of the vehicle. A 1.6-liter engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission was the standard trim package. A higher end trim came with a 2.0-liter engine and the option to have a four-speed automatic transmission instead. This trim also came with better features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and LED lights.
By far, the best iteration of the Kia Soul was in their 2012 line. Standard Kia soul parts included a navigation system, UVO infotainment, leather and heated seats, along with automatic climate control. It also has top-notch fuel efficiency as it has an average return of 26 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. Apart from its low price and excellent fuel efficiency, the Kia Soul also rated well when it comes to vehicle safety. In fact, it was awarded as the "Top Safety Pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) back in 2009. As a recently produced vehicle, you won't have any problems finding Kia Soul replacement parts as they're pretty much available online.