Whether the boxy style cars, which are the border between SUV and hatchback straddle a fad or the shape of things to come remains to be seen. Only by the nature of their angular silhouettes, they offer more remarkable space and practicality, but the aesthetics usually leave much to be desired. The 2011 Kia Soul can be counted among these boxes on wheels, but it features more fascinating styling and softer corners.
As the competition offers the 2011 Kia Soul is a long list of features and customization options. Even parts of the Convention trim with funky names like Soul + and Soul!. No, not a typo: The plus sign and exclamation points are in fact the level of equipment. Features like an illuminated surround speakers that pulses with the music clearly intended innovations at the youth market, but the soul also has some practical appeal. An affordable price and generous warranty, two well-known from the Internet.
Kia engineers also managed to infuse the soul with peppy engine power (at least on the top trim levels) and sporty handling. Together they form the soul of a surprisingly fun – drive for small car that is still a breeze to maneuver narrow border town in relative comfort. On the highway, had last year Soul choppy ride quality, but the new rear shocks should be at least partially remedy this problem.
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The 2011 Kia Soul , especially the Sport model, feels nimble and well planted in high-speed turns. Steering Committee has a numb feeling on-center and an odd non-linear effort, though. In the city, the soul is pleasantly comfortable. With a change of rear shock absorbers, we expect to drive the highway, less choppy than the previous model years. While the optional 18-inch wheels and tires are certainly attractive, they can also cause excessive noise and some hardship on large bumps.
Bring to The 2011 Kia Soul‘s base engine struggles around the vehicle in motion, but since it only offered with a manual transmission, we are inclined to believe that most buyers will gravitate to the 2.0-liter engine and its automatic transmission. This engine is at home in the town and in traffic, thanks to a solid amount of low-end torque and an eagerness to rev. The manual transmission is direct enough, but the throws are long and the clutch acquisition is vague.