2019 Kia Soul Review

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2019 Kia Soul

Drivers in the Louisville area looking for a standout SUV will probably like what the 2019 Kia Soul has to offer. Our team at The Kia Store was especially impressed by the performance specs, design, and connectivity features this car brings to the Louisville and Clarksville area roadways.

To learn more, check out our 2019 Kia Soul review.

2019 Kia Soul Review: Performance Specs

The Kia Soul offers three distinct trim levels, each of which comes with its own powertrain options:

Kia Soul Base Kia Soul plus Kia Soul exclaim
Engine 1.6L I-4 2.0L I-4 1.6L turbo I-4
Horsepower 130 horsepower 161 horsepower 201 horsepower
Torque 118 lb-ft 150 lb-ft 195 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual

6-speed Sportmatic®

6-speed Sportmatic® 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
EPA-estimated fuel economy (city/highway)1 24/30 MPG

26/31 MPG

25/30 MPG 26/31 MPG


Kia Soul Base Trim:

2019 Kia SoulThe base trim comes with a 1.6L I-4 engine that generates 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, which is ideal for drivers who like to be in complete control. However, the 6-speed Sportmatic® automatic transmission is also available.

Kia Soul plus Trim:

The plus trim level increases your output to 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. It does this with a 2.0L I-4 engine and a 6-speed Sportmatic® transmission.

Kia Soul Exclaim Trim:

For the most power, consider the exclaim trim. This comes with a 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine that puts out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It balances this increased power with an efficient 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to keep your fuel economy high.

Learn even more about the 2019 Kia Soul Trim Level Options

2019 Kia Soul Design

2019 Kia Soul InteriorWhen you drive the Kia Soul, everyone knows it, thanks to its distinct cubic exterior design. You can give your Soul your own personal touch, as well, with 11 different paint colors.

If you really want to stand out, you can go for an available two-tone exterior, available with a Clear White body with a Red Roof or an Inferno Red body with a Black roof. You can also stick with a single color and show your personality with vibrant colors like Caribbean Blue and Alien II, or more classic shades like Shadow Black and Titanium Gray.

Due to this SUV’s body style, it gives interior passengers plenty of space, with nearly even headroom measurements between the first and second rows:

  • First-row headroom: 39.6 inches
  • Second-row headroom: 39.5 inches

If you’re loading up for a big trip, you can also make the most of your cargo area:

  • Cargo area behind second row: 24.2 cubic feet
  • Cargo area behind first row: 61.3 cubic feet

Need even more space? Roof racks and a cargo under-tray are also available for additional rooftop or under-floor storage.

Test Drive the 2019 Kia Soul

When you visit to take this car for a test drive, we can tell you about other features we didn’t cover in our 2019 Kia Soul review, like the available UVO eServices infotainment system and available safety technology including:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Detection

Drivers near Louisville and Clarksville can contact The Kia Store to learn more about the 2019 Kia Soul and schedule a test drive today!


1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.