2022 Kia Soul receives a price increase and more tech goodies

The 2022 Kia Soul is the last survivor of the boxy SUV gang previously spearheaded by Nissan Cube, Scion xB and Honda Element. And despite falling sales, the Kia Soul remains an affordable and practical family car for empty nests and small families.

However, the Kia Soul 2022 hits the market with a slight price increase of up to $ 1,600. In addition, Kia has abolished the standard six-speed manual transmission in the basic Soul LX equipment. From 2022, all trim models of the Kia Soul will have an automatic CVT.

Despite the price increase, the Soul LX now has a more prominent 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, replacing the 7.0-inch screen on the previous model. You can also get the latest LX technology package from Kia, which includes new 16-inch wheels and a host of advanced safety features such as Blind Spot Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Front Collision Avoidance Assist, to name a few.

The latest Kia Soul is also home to the South Korean automaker’s new logo, which you can find on the hatch, wheel hub caps and hood. Speaking of the hood, the 2022 Kia Soul remains powered by a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated, four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque.

Meanwhile, the Soul Turbo 1.6T is the only piece of equipment that has outfitted Kia’s 1.6-liter turbo four-banger with 201 horsepower, 195 pound-feet of torque, which comes with the same CVT transmission as the 2nd , 0-liter engine is coupled. All Kia Souls are front-wheel drive. If you want a small, all-wheel drive Kia SUV, go for the Seltos instead.

The base LX isn’t the only soul getting its fair share of upgrades. The Soul S, X-Line and GT-Line now have two-zone automatic air conditioning, wireless smartphone charging, two USB chargers, start at the push of a button and an impressive 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen. In addition, the Soul LX, S and EX trim strips are given a new color option in steel gray.

The 2022 Kia Soul has base prices starting at $ 20,110 (including $ 1,120 destination fees). The Soul S starts at $ 21,710 while the X-Line starts at $ 22,810. The Soul GT Line and EX are now priced at $ 22,810 and $ 24,370, respectively. The front-runner Soul Turbo 1.6T has a base price of $ 28,670. The new Kia Soul can be ordered now.

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