Kia Soul Trim Levels Explained

If you're in the market for a new vehicle with the utility of an SUV, but the smaller footprint and improved handling of car, the new Kia Soul is a five-door subcompact crossover the perfectly fits the bill. Offering myriad standard and available features, available turbocharged power, and considerable cargo capacity for its size, the Soul is a fantastic choice for Frederick-area families, commuters, and weekend warriors alike.

Breaking Down the Trim Levels of the New Kia Soul in Hagerstown

The trim levels of the Kia Soul are organized a touch differently than the standard tiered configurations of your typical automobile, so we've put together this rundown to clear up any possible confusion. So without further ado, let's just jump into it, shall we?

Kia offers the 2020 Soul in six trim levels-LX, S, X-Line, GT-Line, EX, and GT-Line Turbo. In its standard configuration, the 2020 Kia Soul LX is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine-147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque-paired with a six speed manual transmission. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is available on the LX and comes standard on all other models. CVT models benefit from a few additional features that aren't available on manual transmission models, like cruise control and Drive Mode Select.

The S trim vertically builds off the LX trim. However, the X-Line, GT-Line, and EX trims are based individually on the S trim, instead of building vertically off each other.

Kia Soul LX

Technically the base trim, the LX still comes well-equipped for its price range. LX models feature: 

  • Automatic headlights
  • A 60/40-split folding rear seatback
  • A rearview camera
  • Hill start assist
  • Bluetooth
  • A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with six-speaker audio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

Kia Soul S

A step up from the Soul LX, the Soul S adds upgraded upholstery, alloy wheels, and a full suite of advanced safety and driver assistance features. These include:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

Kia Soul X-Line

The rugged-looking Soul X-Line doesn't have some of the advanced driver aids of the S but adds a few unique features of its own. The Soul X-Line comes with:

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Roof rails

Kia Soul GT-Line

  • The sporty and stylish GT-Line adds unique exterior aesthetic elements like gloss-black mirrors, distinct 18-inch wheels, and a triangle-pattern front grille.
  • The blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert systems of the X-Line are available as options on the GT-Line, but all the other advanced driver aids of the S are included standard.
  • A Sunroof package is available to option on the GT-Line and adds a sunroof (naturally), keyless entry and ignition, the aforementioned blind-spot monitor system, and wireless phone charging.

Kia Soul EX

The EX trim level comes fully loaded with all the driver assistance technologies of the S trim, as well as premium features like:

  • LED daytime running lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • An upgraded 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice recognition
  • Satellite and HD radio
  • Navigation

Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo

As its name suggests, this trim features a unique 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that boosts output to 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. It combines the aesthetics of the GT-Line with the feature set of the EX, and adds additional features like:

  • A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights
  • Chrome exhaust
  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control

Test Drive a New Kia Soul Near Martinsburg WV

If you'd like more information about what the Kia Soul can do for your drive, the team here at Hagerstown Kia would be happy to help. Research and compare available models in our new Kia Soul inventory, or come visit us in person for a test drive. Don't want to make the trip? No problem! With our YES 1-hour Delivery, we'll bring the test drive to you! You don't even need to come into sign the paperwork, we'll deliver all that as well. Drop us a line to learn more. We're looking forward to hearing from you.


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