A Car with Some Funk - The 2021 Kia Soul

The Soul has been viewed as a funky and spunky vehicle since Kia first introduced it in 2008. Practicality and capability are hidden underneath its iconic exterior styling, and it a favourite in the small crossover class. While other subcompact crossovrs offer more traditional styling, the Soul stays true to its box-shaped roots and still puts all of them to shame.

What's New

Kia did not drastically change the Soul for the 2022 model year. It upgraded the base touchscreen from 7.0 to 8.0 inches, and all models feature Kia's new futuristic logo on the front and rear. In addition, a manual transmission is no longer an option for drivers who prefer a more tuned-in driving experience.


The Kia Soul has been called many things--a box, a toaster, a cube on wheels--and while they might seem silly, these terms of endearment are true. The 2021 Kia Soul has an iconic square shape that stands out among the sea of sleeker, more aerodynamically styled SUVs.
The Kia Soul's exterior is fun and funky with not only its shape but its large, low grille and narrow headlights. For drivers that want something different, the style of the 2021 Kia Soul will never be matched.


A hidden secret about the Kia Soul is its spacious interior. Other subcompact crossovers go for the sleek and sculpted look; however, this takes space away from the interior. The Soul's upright body provides more space for people and cargo, including 530 litres of cargo capacity when the rear seats are up.
In terms of style, Kia brings the Soul's cheekiness into the interior with a youthful interior, including textured door-panel inserts and colourful trim.

Technology Features

The 2021 Kia Soul can be customised to fit a driver's needs, especially in the area of technology. Ambient lighting, a wireless smartphone charging pad, head-up display, push-button ignition with keyless entry, and heated seats and steering wheel are all technology features that up the comfort and convenience factors for drivers.


Kia is at the top of the class in terms of infotainment technology, and the Soul is no different. The base model LX features an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, but all other models get a generous 10.3-inch screen. All models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and all but the LX offer Sirius XM satellite radio, real-time traffic updates, in-dash navigation, and a wireless smartphone charging pad.


The standard engine for the 2021 Kia Soul is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Matched with a continuously variable transmission, the Soul offers a peppy driving experience and allows drivers to zoom around town or in and out of traffic easily.

Bessada Kia

With a carefully curated inventory of vehicles, Bessada Kia is a Kia dealer that is ready and willing to help drivers tap into their inner funk with a 2021 Kia Soul. Once drivers have experienced a test drive of the Soul at Bessada Kia, they will feel like they have discovered the fountain of youth all for only $21,000.