2020 Kia Soul – Review, best features and specs

The new 2020 Kia Soul car is a that has been revealed and brings some interesting features and specs for this model. This edition has new improvements in the engine, speed, power and others. The review for this model with the new specifications are detailed next.

2020 Kia Soul
2020 Kia Soul

Vehicle/Engine type

The 2020 Kia Soul is a 4-door hatchback vehicle type, it has a front-engine, a front-wheel-drive for traction and there are 5-passenger seats in the interior. The engine is a DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle inline-4 with features like aluminum block and head and port fuel injection.


On the dimensions specs, the vehicle length is 165.2 in, width of 70.9 in, a wheelbase of 102.4 in and a height size of 63.0 in. It has a passenger volume of 101 cu ft, the cargo volume is about 24 cu ft and a curb weight of 2965 lb (pounds).

Exterior Features

In the car exterior we got the next features:

Black Grille
Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Clearcoat Paint
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Deep Tinted Glass
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Front Fog Lamps
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Steel Spare Wheel
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Tires: P235/45R18
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels: 18″ x 7.5 Alloy

Transmission and Power

This model comes with continuously variable automatic with manual shifting mode transmission, has a power of 147 hp (horsepower) at 6200 rpm, a torque of 132 lb-ft (pound-foot) at 4500 rpm and a displacement of 122 cu in, 1999 cc cylinder volume.

Interior Features

The main interior features for this version include:

2 12V DC Power Outlets
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver Foot Rest
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
Front Bucket Seats
Front Center Armrest
Front Cigar Lighter(s)
Front Cupholder
Front Map Lights
Full Carpet Floor Covering
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Illuminated Glove Box
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leather Gear Shifter Material
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Outside Temp Gauge
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Premium Cloth Seat Trim
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter and Illuminated Ignition Switch
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
Sport Leather Steering Wheel
Trip Computer


The base and starting price for this model is about $22,485 without the optional extra features implemented.


The 2020 Kia Soul is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph nearly (96 km/h) in 8.0 sec, the standing start quarter (1/4) mile or 402 meter time racing is about 16.4 sec at 86 mph and reach a top speed of 120 mph (miles per hour)

The rollout of 1 foot from 5 to 60 mph is about 8.2 sec.

In other speed testings, the vehicle goes from 0 to 100 mph in just 24.7 sec.
The top gear acceleration from 30 mph to 50 mph is around 4.2 sec.
and from 50 mph to 70 mph is around 5.4 sec.

Talking about the vehicle braking from 70 mph to 0, it needs 161 ft.
In the roadholding test with 300 foot-dia skipad, the car gets about 0.91 g.


In the 2020 Kia Soul chassis, we have a struts/torsion beam suspension, 11.0-in vented disc/10.3-in disc brakes and Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 and 235/45R-18 94V M+S tires.

Safety Features

Related to the Safety of this model we have the next features:

ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Back-Up Camera
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Lane Keeping Assist
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams

EPA Fuel Economy

The amount of fuel consumed for the 2020 Kia Soul in the city is 27 mpg , for the highway is 33 mpg and gets a combined consuming of about 30 mpg.

Entertainment Features

Some entertainment characteristics for this model are:

Integrated Roof Antenna
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack and External Memory Control
Radio: AM/FM/MP3 Audio System -inc: 7.0″ touch screen, 6 speakers, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, USB input, audio remote control, Bluetooth hands-free and black shark fine type antenna

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