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The Kia Soul is one of the most popular subcompact SUVs on the market. However, the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo has much to offer for people who want a slightly used model. Not only is it decently powerful, but the Kia Soul interior has always been top-notch and modern. In many ways, the 2021 model is a recent highlight. 

The 2021 Kia Soul Turbo is a used subcompact SUV with swift performance

a red 2021 Kia Soul
2021 Kia Soul | Kia Motors

The 2021 Kia Soul offers decent performance for a used subcompact SUV. According to Edmunds, it comes with a 2.0-liter inline-four with a maximum output of 147 horsepower. The 2021 Soul is front-wheel drive and uses a continuously variable transmission, but there are also options for a manual. It comes in various trims, with all except one using this same engine setup. 

For those seeking more power, there is also the Kia Soul Turbo. This one has a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four with a maximum output of 201 hp. It’s front-wheel drive and uses a seven-speed automated manual transmission. According to road tests, the Kia Soul Turbo accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds. 

2021 Kia Soul interior is modern

2021 Kia Soul interior
2021 Kia Soul | Kia Motors

Regarding used subcompact SUV interiors, the 2021 Kia Soul is both modern and well-crafted. It is spacious for its class of vehicles and has many of the same features you’d find in the newest Kia Soul. This vehicle also has ample cargo storage, with the ability to fit 20 suitcases with the rear seats folded. This is true despite the seats not folding flat.

In terms of the Kia Soul’s interior technology, it comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen. Some used models will have an upgraded 10.3-inch screen. It uses the automaker’s UVO system. The larger screen comes with features such as navigation, satellite radio, and traffic monitoring. The Kia Soul also has a pretty good car sound system.

The 2021 Soul is reliable

A green 2021 Kia Soul used sub compact SUV
2021 Kia Soul | Kia Motors

The 2021 Soul is an excellent used subcompact SUV because it’s highly reliable. At the time of release, it had an 89 out of 100 predicted reliability score. Since then, this has mostly held true; the SUV isn’t perfect, but it’s still trustworthy. The Kia Soul also has a four out of five rating for safety, with a perfect score for side crashworthiness.

Overall, the Kia Soul Turbo, and all other trims, are excellent used subcompact SUVs. This trim is more powerful than the others, making it perfect for those caving a faster option. In many ways, this year model is comparable to the newest versions of the popular SUV. Unfortunately, Kia no longer makes the Soul Turbo.

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