New Kia North Carolina Car Review – 2020 Kia Soul for Sale in Greensboro NC near Winston Salem

North Carolina Car Review – 2020 Kia Soul

North Carolina Car Review - 2020 Kia Soul
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Vehicle Overview

When the 2009 Soul was released by KIA, it launched a new and exciting line that quickly gained iconic status in the automotive industry. The Soul has a body style unlike any other vehicle on the market today, and Soul enthusiasts may love the fact that the line is entering its third generation with the 2020 model. While you can learn more about the 2020 KIA Soul through a North Carolina car review, a test drive is the perfect way to experience the new innovations in and capabilities of the updated Soul.

Greensboro NC - 2020 Kia Soul's Overview

Exterior – 2020 Kia Soul

The exterior style of the 2020 KIA Soul retains its eye-catching profile, but it has a rejuvenated look that is easy to fall in love with. Notably, the headlights are dramatically improved and now have a narrow slit-like design. This creates an elongated appearance on the front end that is enhanced by dominant fog lights flanking a large, honeycomb-style grille. The rear of the new Soul for 2020 is equally modernized. It features reshaped taillights with a C-shape design that is reminiscent of a boomerang. At Battleground KIA, you can check out each trim side-by-side. By doing so, you will notice that two new trims are available. The 2020 KIA Soul is available in the X-Line and GT trims for the first time. Both of these trims bring unique exterior and interior design elements to the table. For example, if you take home the X-Line trim, your SUV will have upgraded 18-inch alloy wheels with an innovative design as well as several additional rugged design elements. The GT has a few additional exterior features that give it a distinctly sporty look. A North Carolina car review indicates that many of the same exterior color options available with the 2019 model continue to be offered in the new model year. In addition, today’s SUV shoppers can opt for two tones through the new Designer Collection. Altogether, the Soul continues to have a spunky, youthful spirit and brings modernized elements that drivers will love.

Greensboro NC - 2020 Kia Soul's Exterior

Interior – Kia Soul in Greensboro

The Soul is classified as a subcompact crossover SUV, but it is often compared to a tall wagon as well. Its undeniably boxy exterior creates a spacious interior despite the vehicle’s smaller size. Passenger seating for five is provided, and the second row has a split-fold feature that enables you to conveniently expand cargo space for improved functionality. The reimagined Soul has a rejuvenated interior with a modern edge, and it is loaded with numerous optional or standard high-tech features depending on the trim selected. A 2020 KIA Soul review indicates that your new SUV may come with an 8-inch heads-up driver’s display, ambient lighting that reacts to the sound system, a standard audio system or an upgraded Harman Kardon sound system, up to a 10.25-inch color display for the infotainment system, heated and powered front seats, a heated steering wheel with mounted cruise and sound system controls, an available wireless Qi charging pad, a dual-level cargo board, power door locks with a speed-sensing feature, power down windows, UVO connectivity featuring remote services, cruise control, an automatic climate control system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and additional features. **

Greensboro NC - 2020 Kia Soul's Interior

Mechanical – Kia Soul specs in Greensboro

If you are focused on performance as you read a North Carolina car review on the new Soul, you may appreciate how well-designed this SUV is under the hood. All trims include similar standard or optional mechanical features like front-wheel drive, a standard front and rear independent suspension or a sport-tuned suspension, disc brakes in the front and rear, power steering, anti-lock brakes and more. We are thrilled to pop open the hood and tell you about the Soul’s incredible mechanical features when you visit us soon.

Greensboro NC - 2020 Kia Soul's Mechanical

Powertrain – Kia Soul specs in Greensboro NC

A visit to our North Carolina KIA dealership provides the opportunity to experience the capabilities of the Soul’s new powertrain. Across all trims except the new GT, the standard powertrain is a naturally-aspirated, 2.0-liter, I4 engine that puts out 147 horsepower. This is mated with an all-new continuously variable transmission that takes the place of last year’s 6-speed automatic transmission. If you take home the LX trim for 2020, you can choose a 6-speed manual transmission as an option. As you read a 2020 KIA Soul review, you will see that the new GT trim comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 201 horsepower as well as a center exhaust feature. It is paired with a 7-speed auto transmission with a dual-clutch design. Paddle shifters are available as an option for the first time with the Soul GT trim.

Safety – 2020 Kia Soul dealer

Many of the safety features in the 2019 Soul carry forward to the 2020 model, but there are a few new additions. Your new Soul is loaded with protective features like KIA Drive Wise alerts, LED daytime running lights, lane change assist, a forward collision warning with avoidance, a driver attention warning, lane keep assist, a blind spot collision warning, smart cruise control, a rear cross-traffic collision warning, an advanced air bag system, a tire pressure monitor, traction and stability equipment and a few other well-designed features.

While reading a 2020 KIA soul review is informative and may convince you that this is an SUV that deserves a serious look, the only way to truly appreciate what this SUV brings to the table is with a test drive. We are thrilled to assist with your test drive and to provide additional details on this new-generation model. Contact us soon for assistance with your Soul purchase.
*Article for general informational purposes. For complete details, please contact Battleground KIA.
**Because the included equipment and options vary depending on the selected trim.

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