2010 Kia Soul ! A/T

2010 Kia Soul ! A/T

Base price (with destination): $18,595
Price as tested: $18,595

Standard Equipment:
2.0L 16V DOHC 4-cylinder engine
4-speed automatic
18-in alloy wheels
Electronic stability control
AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with 6 speakers & subwoofer
Power sunroof with tilt
Leather wrapped steering wheel

Options on this vehicle:
None

Key options not on vehicle:
Auto-dimming mirror with compass -- $180

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
24 / 30 / 27 mpg

Engine:
Size: 2.0L 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 142 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 137 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm

Drive:
Front-wheel

Transmission:
4-speed automatic

Weight: 2820 lb

Wheels/tires:
18-in aluminum wheels
225/45R18 Hankook Optimo H426 all-season tires

Competitors: Scion xB, Nissan Cube, Honda Element

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Rented one from Hertz in Florida this summer. Surprised about how well it's built, no longer the sardine-can feel of cheap cars, interior is nice and even the hard plastic does not look cheap as in other cars. Engine noise above 65 is a weakness. Surprised of its handling being an econobox, in expressway exits felt like in rails...well at least at econobox speeds.Would be nice to see a smoother 200 HP DI engine with a sweet 6 speed, without going much over the current price. Would make a great second car or a car for young families. Still concerned about long-term reliability, though.When I was young no body cared when the Japanese came, I'm concerned that now the Koreans are showing up in our shores and Ford and Chevy are still selling the old Focus and the Cobalt.Missed to say this car won 5 star rating in the latest more difficult Insurance Institute tests, when other well know and more expensive cars were not able to reach the top rating.

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