I bought 2013 white Kia Soul+
2.0L 6A for my wife, who is a teacher in my county school system.
Before, she had 2002 Honda Civic LX.
We initially looked into Honda CR-V or KIA Sportage.
In the end, she chose this one by sight.
We could have gone for 2014 model a month later, but she really liked the 2013 model design and size.
It drives very sturdy with that 2.0L engine.
It's loaded,with Antilock Brake System, Auto Traction Control System (On/Off controllable).... and 8 Airbags!
Braking seems excellent.
The gas mileage is not good as I expected, but I've heard that it gets better with mileage. So I'm crossing my fingers.
She loves everything about the Soul.
She particularly loves the bluetooth connectivity with her smartphone; now she calls me every time she drives.
The seat height is high, that you feel like riding on a SUV.
Great visibility like that of a SUV.
Most of all, she loves the design of the car.
It is very cute and pretty; and the overall quality is on the same level, it seems.
Better gas mileage, please.
I get 24~28 on city-driving with AC on. Also, I wished the trunk had more stuff to it.