Even base Kia models are pretty well-equipped and the Soul LX is no exception. Some surprising standard features are available on a sub $18,000-dollar vehicle. 16-inch alloy wheels come as standard equipment as does a 7-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, a backup camera and steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise controls.
Mid-level S models build on the LX by adding Blind-Spot Collision Assist, body-color outside mirrors, Drive Mode Select, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning and Remote Keyless Entry.
Stepping into a GT-Line trim level adds a 12V power outlet, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual center console USB charging ports, front fog lights, and a leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob. The X-Line then takes the GT-Line one step further with exclusive 18-inch wheels, silver adjustable outside mirrors, X-Line body kit, and X-Line roof rails.
The top of the line for non-turbo vehicles is the EX trim level. Opting in for the EX yields a 10-way power adjustable seat, automatic digital temperature control, heated front seats and wing mirrors, a Hot Stamping front grille, LED positioning lights with projectors, a 10.25-inch infotainment system, a wireless charging pad, and navigation with Sirius XM radio.
The top-of-the-line GT-Line Turbo comes with everything on the EX while jazzing up the interior with heads-up display, heated steering wheel, chrome-tipped exhaust, dynamic interior lighting, a Harman-Kardon sound system with subwoofer, a built-in navigation system, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, mirror mounted LED turn indicators, and all LED exterior lighting. The GT-Line Turbo also comes with a full sensor suite, including a blind spot warning system, a lane departure warning system, an emergency autonomous braking system and rear cross-traffic alert.