The 2017 Kia soul has everything that a car lover would look for. It is a wagon or compact hatchback but has many key features which can be compared to a compact crossover SUV. Lastly it was redesigned for 2014. The 2017 Kia Soul model comprises of a new engine which will be made available in the highest trim level Exclaim. Hence, the 2017 Kia Soul has got a strong soul which would undoubtedly make its mark in the compact car sector.
2017 Kia Soul Safety Features
How many airbags in 2017 Kia soul?
The 2017 Kia soul has an Advanced Airbag System with Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags and Full length Side Curtain Airbags along with 3 point seat belts for all sitting positions and front seatbelt Pretensioners.
2017 Kia soul Other Safety Features
The Anti Lock Brakes in the 2017 Kia Soul automatically senses whn the tire ceases to rotate in cases of extreme breaking and modulates the brake pressure to allow the tire to rotate adequately which increases the cars stability during sudden turns. Stability Control reduces the engine power or applies gradual breaking when it senses that the vehicle has begun to lose control.There is a complete suite of Driver Assistive Features which includes Hill Start Assist, Auto On Headlights, Daytime Running Lights, Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors, Night Vision, Adjustable Pedals, Roll Over Protection System, Traction Control, Blind Spot Monitoring System and Lane Departure Warning System. Apart from these, the UVO eServices allows the occupants to get help from the roadside assistance through Automatic Crash Notification with the push of a button.
2017 Kia soul Safety Score
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded a ‘Good’ ranking in Moderate Overlap Front Test, Small Overlap Front Test, Side Impact Test, Rear Crash Protection Test and Roof Strength Test. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given an overall rating of 5 Stars with a Five-Star in Frontal Crash Test, Five-Star in Side Crash Test and Four-Star in Roll Over Test.
2017 Kia Soul Engine
The 2017 Kia soul has been made available in three trim levels: Base, Plus and Exclaim. The base model is powered with a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces a power of 130 HP and torque of 118 pound-feet. This comes mated with a six speed manual transmission. The six speed automatic transmission comes optional but the front wheel drive remains standard. The fuel mileage comes out to be 25 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on highway. The next trim level Plus is powered by a 2.0 liter engine producing 161 horsepower of power and 150 pounds-feet of torque with an automatic transmission. The fuel efficiency results out to be 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on highways. The topmost trim level Exclaim is powered by an all new 1.6 litre turbocharged engine which is the best in class. It produces a power of 201 HP and a torque of 195 pound feet. This comes mated with a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The resultant fuel efficiency comes up to 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on highways.
2017 Kia Soul Exteriors
The 2017 Kia Soul will run over 16 – 18 inch alloy wheels according to the trim level. The body has been redesigned with sharp angles and sheet metal work with the roofline. The cargo space is ample which is 24.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 61.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The overall look is contemporarily squarish which has remained mostly unchanged.
2017 Kia Soul Interiors
The interior includes black plastic work on the dashboard with adequate use of Chrome, upgraded cloth upholstery or leather seats in Exclaim and leather wrapped steering wheel. The seats are wide and accommodating with adequate leg room for a long ride. There is a touch screen display of 5.0 inch along with Bluetooth connectivity, Satellite Radio, one USB port, Apple CarPlay connectivity and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, Rear View Camera and Keyless Ignition.