2023 Kia Soul: A Trim Comparison

Some call it a hatchback, and some call it an SUV. Whatever it is – the Kia Soul is one of the most popular vehicles on the market, appreciated for its practicality and versatility. It offers a ton of cargo space for drivers, great features, satisfying performance and great reliability. The Soul is covered by a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty and a 10-year warranty on the powertrain, ensuring you have a car that’s designed to last you – and there are not many cars that you can say that about.

Kia Soul Trims

The Kia Soul is offered in six different trims, each offering upgraded features, powertrain options and styling enhancements. This year, the Kia Soul features a refreshed exterior and new standard driver assistance features.  If you are looking for the perfect vehicle for a family, the Soul is up to the challenge. Read on to learn more!

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Kia Soul LX

The base model LX starts at $19,790. This includes a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a CVT transmission and front-wheel-drive. The Soul’s long list of standard features include cloth upholstery, six-way manually adjustable front seats, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and remote keyless entry. Other standard features offered with this trim are the Kia’s UVO infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker audio, rearview camera, USB port and Bluetooth.

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The LX now includes Kia’s Drive Wise safety suite with forward emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist. It also has features like rear-seat alert, automatic high-beams and driver attention monitoring. For another $500, you can add blindspot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.


The X, which starts at $22,290, features an upgraded cloth upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, proximity keyless entry, push-button start and dual-zone automatic climate control. The infotainment system features a 10.25-inch touch screen, HD radio, navigation, two additional USB ports and wireless device charging.

This model offers safety features not in the LX trim. For instance, you’ll get forward automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane change assist, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. But these are just some of the driver assistance features designed to protect you on the road.

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The EX, starting at $23,490, is an upgrade from the S that offers a sunroof, heated front seats, an adjustable cargo shelf, as well as a cargo cover.


The GT-Line is available starting at $23,390. It offers everything in the S trim plus a little more. The G-Line offers synthetic leather upholstery, restyled front and rear bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels and center-exit exhaust.

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The 2023 Kia Soul is an excellent choice for small families. In addition to the vehicle’s safety and comfort features, the vehicle has two sets of LATCH connectors for car seats. The best part of the Soul, however, is the cargo space. Behind the rear seats, you’ll get 24.2 cubic feet of space. With the rear seats folded, you’ll get an impressive 62.1 cubic feet. Check out this vehicle at your local kia dealer to see if it’s the right choice for you.

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