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#77 of 223 How is the Soul in the snow?
May 18, 2012 (6:23 pm)
Looking at the Soul to replace my Chevy Malibu Maxx. Wondering how it handles in the snow with stock 16 inch tires? I assume well with Front wheel drive but would like to hear from owners.
Keep the shiny side up and thanks!
#78 of 223 Re: How is the Soul in the snow? [nh4ever]
May 18, 2012 (9:43 pm)
No snow here in Phoenix. Couldn't get the Soul Exclaim locally so we bought a Mazda5 Micro/Minivan instead. Can't say enough good about it. Honda Odyssey has many deadly features including faulty brakes. Mazda was more than $10K less expensive than the Odyssey and the brakes work too.
#80 of 223 Still Going Strong
Jun 19, 2012 (9:24 am)
2010 Kia Soul Exclaim, bought in November 2009. Now has 40,000 miles. Average MPG is 25 MPG on trips and 23 MPG around town. Times back to dealer for problems, NONE. Oil Change every 3000 miles. Preferred vehicle to take on trips from Atlanta to Memphis. Comfort factor is adequate. Other vehicle is Honda Pilot that sits in garage quite a bit because of low MPG compared to Soul. My experience so far. Would I buy another, YES, only now I am on fixed income and intend to keep this one as long as it keeps going.
Nov 05, 2012 (2:57 pm)
A reporter would like to speak to Hyundai and Kia owners who agree or disagree with the latest controversy over MPG. If you own a Hyundai or a Kia and would like to speak to a reporter about your experience with your car's fuel economy, please send your daytime and evening contact info to predmunds.com no later than Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET.
#83 of 223 2012 Kia Soul
May 16, 2011 (8:54 am)
surprised this has not been added to the forum, as this info has now been available since the NY auto show back in late April when the new facelifted model was announced.
So if you are still not aware of it here's the details, the major changes are all new 6 speed transmissions and different engines.
This will give you full current details and lots of photographs, full specs and prices have yet to be announced. This is all US info only.
#84 of 223 Re: 2012 Kia Soul - USA information
Jun 29, 2011 (2:54 pm)
just released today (June 29th)
Soul - base, + (plus), ! (exclaim)
Multi-reflector headlamps (base, +)
Projection headlamps w/ LED daytime running lights (!)
LED tail lamps (!)
Revised 18" alloy wheels
Tire width increased from 225/45R18 to 235/45R18
Revised 16" alloy wheels
Revised 15" wheel covers
Revised front fog lights (+ w/ power sunroof w/ fog lights, !)
Rear camera display (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package; standard on !)
Side mirrors w/ turn signal indicators (+, !)
Revised hood, front and rear fascias
Added Moss to list of exterior colors
Revised center stack and gear shift design
UVO system w/ HD Radio UVO in-car hands-free entertainment and communication system package (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package; standard on !)
Available Navigation system with SiruisXM Traffic™ (! w/ Premium Package)
Available Infinity Audio System (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package; standard on !)
Telescoping steering wheel
Auto on/off headlamps (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package; standard on !)
Two-stage heated front seats (vs. previous one-stage) (! w/ Premium Package)
Illuminated sun visor vanity mirrors (+)
Illuminated glove box
Revised speaker lamp illumination (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package; standard on !)
Tire mobility kit
Revised interior cloth (+)
1.6-liter four-cylinder GDI engine (base)
2.0-liter four-cylinder MPI engine (+, !)
6-speed automatic transmission (vs. previous 4-speed) (optional on base, +; standard on !)
6-speed manual transmission (vs. previous 5-speed)
Electric power steering (vs. hydraulic)
Active eco system (applies to A/T)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Eco Package (A/T only) w/ Idle Stop and Go (ISG) (optional on A/T base, +)
#85 of 223 Re: 2012 Kia Soul - USA information [conwelpic]
Jun 29, 2011 (4:50 pm)
Great news thanks C.
#86 of 223 update to the post #2, as of July 8th
Jul 08, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Rear camera display (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package (A/T only);
standard on !)
UVO system w/ HD Radio UVO in-car hands-free entertainment and communication system package (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package (A/T only); standard on !)
Available Infinity Audio System (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package (A/T only); standard on !)
Auto on/off headlamps (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package (A/T only);
standard on !)
Revised speaker lamp illumination (+ w/ Audio Upgrade Package (A/T only); standard on !)