Isn’t it Gorgeous?? When I was chosen by Kia Motors to review the 2012 Kia Soul!, my heart nearly skipped a few beats!!!!
For 1 week, I was able to tool around town and go to work in this wonderful car.
The 2012 Kia Soul retails for $23,275.00. This fully-loaded vehicle includes superb perks, such as:
- Chrome Accented Grill
- Integrated turn signals in side mirrors
- LED tail lights & fog lamps
- Body-colored bumpers
- Heated outside mirrors
- Leather seat trim
- Nagivation w/ Sirius Traffic
- Push Button Start w/ Smart Key
- Heated Front Seats
- Auto Climate Control
- Sirius Satellite Radio w/ Free, 3-month subscription
When the Kia dealer game to my home and delivered my car, I truly felt privileged and honored to review this beauty. My beautiful car included:
- 2.0L DOHC CVVT 4-Cylinder Engine
- 18″ Tires w/ Alloy Wheels
- Power steering
- Key-less entry
- Cruise Control
- A/C w/ Climate Control
- Push-button start
- Rear-camera backup view
- Power sunroof
- Heater, power-folding exterior sideview mirrors
- Compass equipped rear-view mirror
Being a tall woman at 5’10” I was worried about the leg room in this car. That was quickly squashed when I got in and started it up. We immediately took the 2012 Kia Soul for a test drive around town. I felt elevated and very comfortable behind the driver’s set of this car. I love the height of the Kia Soul, as I felt like I was driving an SUV or mini-van. The front provided me the ability to maintain great, upright posture while driving and not feel cramped and confined like my current 4-door sedan.
The trunk looks small at a glance but was able to hold all of my weekly groceries and more. The handy cargo net provided great securing and extra space to put things that would be safe from rolling around or spilling.
This car came in the middle of a typical, midwest snow storm. This car handled like a champ. Provided great traction on the snowy and wet roads and I felt very at ease and safe driving the Kia Soul! in the awful weather.
Fun Fact: Kia Motors rapping and dancing hamsters earned the company one of the most prestigious advertising awards when the “This or That” campaign for the Soul urban passenger vehicle received the “David vs Goliath” award in the category at the 2011 North American Effie Awards.
As my teenager recently turned 16 last month, I will be in the market this spring for a new vehicle. Kia Motors has been on my radar for sometime with their quality vehicles and their superb vehicle warranty. The Soul! might just be the next purchase for my household.
I would like to thank the wonderful reps at Kia Motors for the opportunity to test drive the 2012 Kia Soul!. Thank you for this experience and I hope to work with you again soon.