It might have a unique shape, but the 2022 Kia Soul adequately competes with more traditionally styled subcompact crossovers. Its boxy shape provides plenty of passenger room for four adults and enough cargo space for four carryon suitcases as well. It might seem like all flash and no substance, but the Soul is a very practical vehicle.
Kia did not implement many changes on the 2022 Soul, though the brand's new futuristic log is prominently placed on the vehicle. All models except the base LX are also now available with a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display with navigation.
The 2022 Kia Soul is offered for sale in Canada in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX+, EX Premium, and GT-Line Limited. Starting at $21,295, the base-level LX is well-equipped with heated front seats, a rearview camera, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features Bluetooth and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The best value is with the EX Premium, which starts just over $27,000 and adds in almost everything that Kia has to offer, such as dual-zone auto climate control, a 10.25-inch multimedia interface with navigation, smart key with push button start, mood lamps, LED headlights/fog lights/taillights, sunroof, wireless cellphone charging, and a plethora of driver-assist technologies.
Nobody can miss the Soul's iconic design as it motors down the highway. It stands out in any crowd, and with a more assertive front end, it offers a bolder and more confident design.
The 2022 Kia Soul presents a bright and spacious interior for drivers and passengers. It stays true to Kia's sporty and youthful image with a fun interior that matches the fashion-forward exterior. Drivers are treated to plenty of technologies and goodies such as ambient lighting, smartphone charging, heated seats and steering wheel, and more. The Soul is also surprisingly spacious both with the rear seats up and down.
All 2022 Kia Soul models available in Canada are built with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 horsepower and pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The engine adequately powers the Soul around town where it feels peppy and light, and there is no lack of power for highway driving and passing either.
While the entry-level LX gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen, all other trim levels receive a large 10.3-inch display that puts rivals to shame. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability are standard across all models, and most also get SiriusXM radio, in-dash navigation, and wireless smartphone charging.
Upgrading from the entry-level LX, drivers of the 2022 Kia Soul will find more than enough safety and driver-assist technology to meet their needs. Standard systems include a blind-spot detection system, lane keep assist system, driver attention alert system, forward collision-avoidance assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.
Drivers who want something fun, futuristic, and fantastic need look no further than the 2022 Kia Soul--the longest lasting of the boxy subcompact SUVs. For those wanting to learn more, Bessada Kia is ready to help.