Kia has just updated the 2021 model year of the Kia Soul for the U.S market. While changes are not major for Kia Soul but it has received more standard equipment like rear occupant alert system and tuned shock absorbers to improve ride quality.
On the EX trim, Kia Soul dropped standard LED daytime running lights, Designer Collection, 18-inch wheels, performance tires, full LED front lighting, LED brake lights, and a different grille.
The GT-Line Turbo flagship model also renamed to Kia Soul Turbo and all turbo variants now get a remote engine start function on the key fob as standard.
Kia also made the Soul’s look more simple by deleting various color option. This one should be considered as a backward step as the multi-color body paint was popular among youth buyers.
Price-wise, pricing for the base LX trim with 6-speed manual transmission starts from $17,490 and $18,990 for the automatic CVT variant. The S variant CVT model starts from $20,590 while the X-Line (CVT) and GT-Line (CVT) are available with the starting price of $21,690 and $23,250. The most expensive trim of the Kia Soul is the flagship Turbo model with a turbocharged petrol engine and a 7-speed DCT transmission that costs $27,550.