With its funky styling and spunky four-cylinder power, the compact Kia Soul is aimed at mainstream economy-car shoppers who want something different. Indeed, the boxy Kia hatchback is avant-garde in its approach, boasting a swept-back exterior design with sporty angles and a neat cabin filled with distinctive shapes and vibrant colors. It gives Kia an injection of, well, soul to complement its reputation for building competent cars that pack plenty of value.
In reviews, we've been impressed with the Soul's interior materials' quality, user-friendly high-tech features and generous passenger and cargo space. The interior offers a nice balance between form and function. A major benefit of the Soul's boxy design is the abundant head- and legroom, even in the backseat. Although the Soul isn't overtly sporty, it's pleasant to drive thanks to its well-weighted, precise steering and composed ride.