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Vehicle 4dr Wagon (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
Review I am 6' 5" tall and over 300 pounds. I have trouble finding cars I can be comfortable in. My spouse of course is a little gal at 5' 2" so we needed to find something we could agree on. This is not my first Kia or even my first Soul. We originally bought a 2000 Rio which our daughter drove into the ground. We also bought a 2011 Soul 1600cc with 5 speed manual. That was a very fun car but it had two big issues. Cruise control was not available even in aftermarket for that year and it was too loud on the freeway. The engine noise restricted it to being an around town car. No way were you going to drive 1,000 miles to visit your in-laws. So we traded the 2011 in for the 2016 base with 1600 engine and 6 speed automatic. You?re sitting there thinking ?but it?s no bigger.? Well, it isn?t and then it is. The interior is a little roomier, but more importantly the gear ratio is very different and this has a lot more get up and go because of the gearing. It has cruise control and has great sound deadening which the original did not have. This car has many other features the 2011 Soul did not. It has selectable steering, sort of a drive by wire system. It has an ECO engine mode which provides optimal acceleration for economy driving. The stereo is easy to use and includes satellite as well as USB and Aux jack. I plug my smartphone in and play music by way of Pandora. Unlimited channels and cheaper too, plus I can reject songs I don?t care for. Try that SeriusXM. The 1600 engine has been around for a long time and runs like a Swiss watch. My base model also has auto on/off headlights, electric windows, as well as keyless remote for doors and trunk lid. Perhaps the best feature was the price. It was $16,635. One thing I like is the heat and air. Simple to use and you don?t have to constantly tweak the temperature setting. Fog on windshield disappears almost instantly. Kia did a lot to improve the Soul. Soul?s are tight well built cars that are fun to drive. Six months later. Nothing has changed. We are very happy with this car. We have had no problems with it. Controls are intuitive and easy to use. One year after buying. Only issue is one tire leaks air so I have to top that one off more often than normal. Still very happy with the car. I see many white Soul's around town now. Soul is very popular here in my area of Florida. Every few years there is a car that just seems to catch on because it really fills a niche. This is one of them. I think it was designed for young people but folks my age saw the car as reliable and useful transportation and made it popular.
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Is the 2016 Kia Soul safe? The 2016 Kia Soul earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 5.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2016 Kia Soul?
Available Kia Soul 2016 Submodel Types: Wagon
Available Trims: +, Base, !, Sport
Exterior Colors: Shadow Black, Clear White, Bright Silver, Titanium Gray, Alien II, Inferno Red, Alien 2, White w/Red Roof, Fathom Blue, Latte Brown, Wild Orange, Alien, Mysterious Blue, Shadow, Caribbean Blue, Titanium, Molten, Solar Yellow, Kale Green, Dune, Inferno Red w/Black Roof, Shadow Metallic, Cloud, Moss, Titanium Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic, Java Metallic, Alien Metallic, Clear White w/Red Roof, Denim
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Black leather, Gray Two-Tone cloth, Gray cloth, Gray Two-Tone leather, Black premium cloth, Sand/Black cloth, Sand/Black leather, Red/Black cloth
Popular Features: Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Trip Computer, Back-up camera, Auto Climate Control, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Post-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo, Navigation, Keyless Entry/Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Power Driver Seat, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cooled Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Upgraded Headlights, Lane Departure Warning, Remote Start, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system