An orange 2019 Kia Soul on the track.

The 2019 Kia Soul Puts the ‘Fun’ In Functional

The Kia Soul has earned over a million fans in the last decade. More recently, this Kia has stood out as a splashy yet practical car to buy used. You can get an older Soul for less than $10K. But if you want a lightly-used option, the 2019 Soul is an excellent choice.  The 2019 Kia Soul has …

A silver 2021 Volkswagen Jetta parked with the sun in the background
Sedans & Coupes

The Least Reliable 2021 Compact Cars According to Consumer Reports

To many drivers, compact cars are still the most practical and fun. Another bonus is that models in the small car class are among the most affordable. But for the most head-ache free experience, you’ll want to consider long-term reliability ratings. We’ve gathered a list of the least reliable 2021 compact cars based on info from Consumer Reports. CR is …

A red 2020 Mazda CX-30 parked near a wall
Trucks & SUVs

What does the Mazda CX-30 Have on the Kia Soul?

Currently, the 2021 Mazda CX-30 is ranking ahead of the 2021 Kia Soul. But we want to know why! Why is the new Mazda CX-30 considered slightly better than the Kia Soul, which has been around as a reliable subcompact SUV for years?  The 2021 Mazda CX-30 vs. the 2021 Kia Soul  According to U.S.News, …

2017 Kia Soul is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

Don’t Spend Over $20,000 for a Used Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has a pretty good reputation, but some would argue it’s not worth its full MSRP. The base Soul trim has only minimal technology offerings, and the highest trim costs over $27,000. It doesn’t make sense to buy a brand-new Kia Soul when there’s a better one for thousands of dollars cheaper. U.S. …

A red 2021 Kia Soul, equipped with standard AEB, drives on a paved surface with a blue sky in the background.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Don’t Always Have to Pay a Lot to Get This High-End Safety Feature

Automatic emergency braking systems have long been included with top-trim vehicles. However, in 2015, about 20 automakers worldwide announced they had agreed to make AEB a standard feature on most new cars by September 2022. In late December 2019, Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that Audi, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla …

A red 2021 Kia Soul driving on a highway

There’s 1 Serious Reason Not to Buy a New Kia Soul

Very few models have exhibited the same amount of personality that the Kia Soul has. Kia boasts that its Soul is a versatile hatchback with the smoothest advanced technology. While these claims hold true in many ways, there’s an important reason why you might want to avoid buying the 2021 Kia Soul. First, what’s new with the 2021 Kia …

Kia Soul X-Line driving on dirt trail
Trucks & SUVs

Is the Kia Soul Turbo Worth the Extra Cash?

With the Kia Soul Turbo, you get a lot more power. But is paying to have more horsepower in this little hamster SUV worth it? Let’s see what the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo can do compared to rivals like the Mazda CX-30.  How is the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo?  You can get started in the …

A close up image of the Kia logo.

The Safest Kia SUVs

Since the company has made many noticeable improvements, you probably won’t regret buying a Kia anymore. Kia has allured new fans, especially with its lineup of SUVs. The company’s SUVs emphasize both luxury and affordability. We’ve gathered the safest Kia SUVs of 2020 based on ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Each year, the IIHS  identifies the best vehicles …

2021 Kia Seltos driving on highway
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Kia Seltos Has 3 Frustrating Drawbacks

Just look at the 2021 Kia Seltos. It could be the Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade alternative you’ve been waiting for. The Kia Seltos is supposed to be compact, capable, and full of value. However, there may also have a few frustrating drawbacks to consider.  Is the 2021 Kia Seltos a good SUV?  Yes, the …

A 2020 Jeep Renegade navigating through water
Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Jeep Renegade Has 1 Clunky Problem

The 2020 Jeep Renegade is pretty great all around. It just has one clunky problem. This issue isn’t exactly a deal-breaker, though, and could even be considered subjective. See if the Jeep Renegade is the right fit or if it needs to be avoided.  The 2020 Jeep Renegade is slow  When you see a cute …

2020 Kia Soul is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois
Trucks & SUVs

What the 2021 Kia Soul Has in Common With the Porsche 911

The word Icon gets thrown around a lot in the automotive world these days. Everyone wants to call the next “classic” or “collectible,” but the truth is that we can’t really know that and, more importantly, what fun is it to try? You can say a lot about the Kia Soul; it seems to be …

Grey sporty 2017 Honda Civic parked outside of a brick building.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Best Used Small Cars For Around $15,000

For the right blend of comfort, practicality, and efficiency, a compact car makes the most sense. Compact cars are among the most affordable options to purchase new. But to save even more, buying used is the way to go. To help you with your search, we’ve gathered five of the best small cars you can buy used for around $15,000 – …

A Kia Soul on display at an auto show

The 2014 Kia Soul Is the Affordable Car You Can Get For Under $10K

The Kia Soul may have polarizing looks, but it’s undeniably one of the most affordable compact cars you can purchase. If you’re shopping for a used Soul, you’ll see that the 2014 version is one of the most modern and cheap versions available. Could the 2014 Kia Soul be right for you? What is it like to drive …

Kia Soul Driving

The 2021 Kia Soul Is Already Impressing U.S. News

The Kia Soul is a fun alternative to a traditional compact car. Not only does this Kia have a one-of-a-kind style, but it’s also among the most reliable cars you can buy too. Here’s what the 2021 Soul has to offer. About the new Kia Soul The Kia Soul returns for 2021 largely unchanged from the outgoing model year. Overall, …

A white Kia Sorento on display during an auto show
Crossover & Midsize

The Most Complained About Kia SUVs

Kia SUVs are basically all the rage right now––especially when you consider the Kia Telluride and its massive popularity. Other popular models like the Kia Sorento are common sights as well. But not every consumer experience with these Kia SUVs is positive. In fact, there are hundreds of complaints filed on CarComplaints.com for various Kia …

A bright green 2010 Kia Soul on the track.

How to Pick the Best Used Kia Soul Model Year For You

The Kia Soul might have an odd sense of style, but this unique crossover boasts many practical elements. The Soul has earned excellent crash safety scores, and its overall dependability makes it an excellent choice to buy new or used. But if you are particularly interested in purchasing a used Soul, here’s how you should determine which model year …

The Kia Soul X-Line on display in Los Angeles, California. The Soul is part of a Kia lineup that includes other popular models like the Telluride and K5
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Kia Can’t Miss With the New Telluride, Soul, and K5

Founded in 1944, Kia has been known for making affordable vehicles. However, the company has caught up with its competitors, now manufacturing several award-winning options. The Kia Telluride was new for 2020 and the Kia Soul was redesigned for 2020, and both have been well received. The Kia K5, which joins the lineup for 2021, …

Kia Soul seen at the New York International Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Kia Soul Handicaps Itself With Its Drivetrain Options

Kids these days will seldom experience the joys of driving a car with a manual transmission. Even though it’s been phased out for the majority of new vehicles, some sports cars still retain this feature. Plenty of automakers agree that it’s more cost-effective to only produce automatic transmissions since they’re preferred by most drivers. Despite …

A Kia Soul on display during an auto show.

The 2017 Kia Soul Is One of the Best Versions You Can Buy

Polarizing looks aside, it’s nearly impossible to deny that the Kia Soul is one of the most dynamic crossovers you can buy. The Kia Soul is distinct, comfortable, and dependable. The Soul’s above-average reliability ratings make it a great option to purchase new or used. And if you’re interested in buying a used Soul, the 2017 version is one …

2020 Kia Soul is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The 2020 Kia Soul is Punching Above Its Weight Class

Kia’s not the most popular automaker in the U.S., so its vehicles are often tragically overlooked. It’s a shame considering that Kia makes some of the best SUVs around, like the Sportage and Sorento. Kia’s newest SUV, the Telluride, is also getting impressive reviews. Another great SUV is the Kia Soul. It’s on the smaller …

Kia Optima SX seen at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Probably Won’t Regret Buying a Kia Anymore

In years past, Kia would often find itself toward the bottom half of the ‘best of’ vehicle lists. It’s not for lack of trying; the Korean automaker built quality vehicles but couldn’t seem to get the edge on the aggressive designs of competitors within the various spaces. Kia cars continued to be popular for economy …

2021 Kia Seltos parked in the woods

Should You Go Kia Soul or Kia Seltos?

Much of Kia’s ascension into greatness recently has a lot to do with the carmaker’s growing lineup of SUVs. As you’re shopping around, you’ll see that Kia almost has a response to each SUV category in today’s market.  The 2020 Kia Soul is a popular option worth considering and so is the all-new 2021 Kia …

2020 Subaru Outback
Cars

Best Wagons of 2020

The American Wagon is a classic and it’s still going strong. There will always be a die-hard wagon fans loading up their family and tossing gear into the hatchback rear cargo. But not all wagons are created equal. According to Consumer Reports, wagons continue to be a raring segment. There are offerings from Honda to …

Kia Soul X-Line driving on dirt trail
Trucks & SUVs

Why No One Should Ever Buy A Kia Soul

The Kia Soul used to be one of the most popular options, but now with the Kia Seltos and Kia Telluride coming, everyone is moving on. The Kia Soul is being left behind for a variety of reasons that might not be worth it for Kia to fix.  Problems With The Kia Soul  Despite an …

Kia Soul X-Line driving on dirt trail
Cars

Battle of the Hatchbacks: Kia Soul vs. Toyota Corolla HB

The hatchback car body style used to be seen as stuffy and boring. Now, thanks to modern styling, hatchbacks are chic and can make a bold statement. They are also pretty affordable. Two of the coolest hatch-type cars in 2020 are the Kia Soul and the Toyota Corolla hatchback. So, which one should you choose? …