The 2011 Kia Soul review said that the car, who shares its chassis with the Kia Rio, is Kia’s entry into the “cool” economy car market. Entering the same market with such models as the Scion Xb and the Nissan Cube, 2011 Kia Soul follows their formula of taking an economy car chassis and wrapping it in a cooler exterior, which has proven more desirable to younger buyers. The 2011 Kia Soul new styling was done under the supervisor of Peter Schreyer, who designed the Audi TT and is now Kia’s Design Chief. The 2011 Kia Soul has many of the modern expected features such as standard traction control, stability control, and six airbags. Some of the 2011 Kia Soul features are themselves designed to lure the younger crowd, such as a hounds tooth interior and lights on the speakers which pulse to the beat of the music.
The 2011 Kia Soul fuel economy is better, more power and an amped-up look come to the car. The manufacturer even have a Kia Motors commercial song, Can’t Get It Right Today by Joe Purdy, which is the song about people who forgetting which way to position their car at the gas station because their car has such great mileage that they don’t load up on gas as often. Both engines available on the 2011 Kia Soul are very fuel efficient options. The base engine for 2011 Kia Soul is a 1.6 liter four cylinders rated at 122 Hp with the upgrade engine making 142 HP from its 2.0 liter four cylinder. Transmission choices are a 5 speed stick or 4 speed auto, regardless of which engine is selected.
Minor changes come with the 2011 Kia Soul: the exterior door handles are now the grip-type and sport models, heated side mirrors are available. Inside the 2011 Kia Soul, rear-seat headrest height adjustment and illuminated window switches are standard, blue and green have been added to the speaker lights, and new options include automatic climate control, leather seats, cargo cover, and push button start.
In addition to its good reputation, the 2011 Kia Soul also offers a range of interior features that distinguish it from class competitors. Despite one of the lowest prices of any new car, 2011 Kia Soul price is started at $13,900; the most basic Soul comes with air conditioning, power locks, windows and mirrors and front and rear disc brakes. Depending on the trim and options you select, you can get flashy red accents, USB and auxiliary input jacks, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Bluetooth hands-free technology. Before you buy a 2011 Kia Soul, you should know that Kia recalled about 24,000 Soul vehicles to fix interior lighting panels that can cause fires. Before you buy a 2011 Kia Soul, check with the dealer to make sure the problem has been fixed.
2011 Kia Soul Basic Specs & Price
Base Price : $13,300
Drivetrain : Front Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 2560
City (MPG) : 26
Hwy (MPG) : 31
Horsepower : 122@6300
Torque (lb-ft) : 115@4200
Wheelbase : 100.4
Length (in.) : 161.6
Width (in.) : 70.3
Height (in.) : 63.4
2011 Kia Soul Overview Video
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