Why You Should Buy a Used Kia Soul in Salisbury, NC

Looking for an affordable subcompact SUV to replace your current ride? Kia has been selling the Soul since 2008, launching into its current (and third) generation in 2020. This third generation of Kia Soul models is remarkably fun to drive and is more spacious than many other vehicles in its segment. The restyled exterior design showcases an athletic vibe with the aggressively styled front end that has become signature styling for the Soul. The Soul can make your work commute in Salisbury, NC all the more comfortable and engaging with its massive list of standard features for the price. That said, you'll have to decide if you want one of the second or third-generation Kia Soul models and consider your budget. Let's explore a few of these used model years.

The 2018 Kia Soul

The second-gen Kia Soul wasn't exactly known for its impressive fuel economy. On top of that, all-wheel-drive (AWD) was not made available on any trim level. You could pick between three trims: the Base, Plus (+), and Exclaim (!). On the Base, you get a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to the mid-tier Plus, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (with its 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission make for a more powerful ride. The Exclaim's 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (which generates 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque) and the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission feel much quicker to pick up the pace.

The Exclaim's gloss black and red accents help set it apart from the other trims, but the Plus is available with several optional packages to give it more value. You can get the Exclaim's interior trims as part of the Audio package on the Plus, as well as an utterly impressive Harman Kardon premium sound system.

The 2019 Kia Soul

The 2019 Kia Soul is pretty much like the 2018 Soul, save that the Base trim level was given a few more standard features. Prepping for the 2020 overhaul meant very little would be done to the 2019 Soul. But don't count this model year out. People from Concord to Mooresville who bought it have found it pleasantly capable with its strong engine options and abundance of tech features. The Plus's 2.0-L engine seems to hit the sweet spot for buyers, and there were still many optional packages that were equipped by original buyers.

The 2020 Kia Soul

Of course, 2020 marked Kia's introduction of the third-generation Kia Soul. So much changed, right down to the trim level names: the LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, and GT-Line Turbo. This can be confusing, as the X-Line, GT-Line, and EX models build off the S trim and not off each other. Most trims are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. The LX has a six-speed manual transmission as its standard transmission, while a CVT is optional. This CVT is standard on all other trims outfitted with the 2.0-liter engine. The GT-Line Turbo has a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (that's good for 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque) that is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. FWD is standard, and, again, AWD isn't available.

The 2021 Kia Soul

The 2021 Soul saw a few important changes. For this model year, the rear occupant alert was made standard. Also, Kia designed a smoother suspension for the 2.0-liter X-Line and GT-Line trims. On top of that, the GT-Line Turbo trim was renamed the Turbo to avoid further confusion. Smartphone app integration is standard, and the X-Line gives you a slew of driver aids to keep you safe.

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With the 2023 Kia Soul looming on the horizon, you will have to consider whether to go all-out and buy the new model or stick with one of these gently used older Souls. They're still low mileage without all the depreciation after driving them off the lot. Contact Carmazone to learn more about how to get the ball rolling on our approval process and schedule your Kia Soul test drive.