Is the Kia Soul AWD?

May 15th, 2019 by

2020 soul on open highway

Many people recognize the benefits of all-wheel drive, and it’s hard to resist the unique personality of the 2020 Kia Soul! For this reason, many of our friends and neighbors have wondered, “Is the Kia Soul all-wheel drive?” Unfortunately, there is no Kia Soul AWD available for purchase this year–but that doesn’t mean you should rule it out as an option!

Is the Kia Soul Front-Wheel Drive Your Only Option?

Although there is no Kia Soul AWD, drivers who choose this distinctive compact SUV will still have numerous ways to customize their powertrain and drivetrain!

  • Most Kia Soul models include a 2.0-liter In-line 4-cylinder engine, producing 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. Those who upgrade all the way to the GT Line Turbo trim will find even more to love in their 1.6-liter turbocharged In-line 4-cylinder engine, which generates up to 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
  • The baseline Soul LX can be equipped with a Manual Transmission or an Intelligent Variable Transmission. The IVT (standard on most other models) offers better fuel economy, but some drivers prefer the M/T for the more engaging drive that it offers. Upgrade to the GT Line Turbo for a 7-Speed Dual Clutch transmission that combines the best elements of both!

If you’re dead-set on choosing a model with Kia AWD, consider the Kia Sorento, the Kia Sportage, or the Kia Stinger! Drivers near Brandon and Jackson can find each AWD Kia for sale at Wilson Kia.

Kia Soul Safety Features

Drivers tend to choose AWD vehicles because of the added safety that these systems offer. Although you’ll have to stick with front-wheel drive, this model’s array of standard features includes:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)

Upgraded models may be equipped with Smart Cruise Control, a Head-Up Display, LED Headlights, and much more! In 2019, the Kia Soul safety ratings included a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS.
2020 x-line soul on gravel road

No Matter Your Need, Find the Perfect Model at Wilson Kia!

Still searching for a Kia Soul for sale in Flowood? Start your search with us! If you’re considering another model, compare the Kia SUVs before taking a closer look at our full new vehicle inventory. Ready to take the next steps? Get pre-approved for financing today!

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