Just a few years ago in Columbus and Groveport, there were multiple competitors in the segment of compact, box-shaped, big-cargo, front-wheel-drive vehicles, including the Scion xB and the Honda Element. But where are they now? Only the 2017 Kia Soul is still present on the market, thanks to its all-inclusive style and its solid reliability--an affordable price tag and a nicely-equipped cabin doesn't hurt, either. In a crowded and competitive segment of fuel-efficient, versatile compacts and hatchbacks, the unique, charming style of the Kia brand's most eccentric model is really what sets it apart, and has made it such a lasting favorite.
Explore Kia Soul specs, engine options, inventory, competitive comparisons, and pricing right here to learn more about what makes this compact car a winner in the greater Columbus area.
Models available for the new year include the 2017 Soul Base, Soul + (Plus), and Soul ! (Exclaim). Base models offer a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual, while upper-level + and ! models give you more power and stronger torque from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2017 Soul is only available with front-wheel drive, but the hope of an all-wheel-drive Soul in the future remains strong. But, even with limited drivetrain issues, this car is still an exceptional option.
While practical power is important, what really helps the 2017 Soul to shine is its incredible ability to be whatever you need it to be. With up to 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space and up to 101 cubic feet of passenger volume, the 2017 Soul is a surprisingly large versatility vehicle for its seemingly small size; pack gear and equipment, haul friends or dogs, travel cross-country or camp out of your car. The possibilities are endless.
Add in features and options like touch-screen audio and infotainment, navigation, premium sound system, leather seat upholstery, heated front and rear seats, and advanced safety and security features, and you've got it made.
See new 2017 Soul models for sale here, or browse new Kia models near Columbus to learn more about the lineup before you buy.