The 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo: A Family-Friendly Crossover CUV I Actually Love to Drive
Listen up, moms: You don’t have to choose between having a cool car and an SUV to tote your kids around. Whether you’re gearing up for a family road trip or need some extra space for daily driving, the freshly designed 2020 Kia Soul GT crossover is sure to turn heads (especially in this scorching-hot Inferno Red paint job). My babies are on board, but I can still rock the Kia Soul, which is nicely priced from $20,000 to about $28,000 fully loaded.
It’s Surprisingly Fast and Efficient
The 2020 Kia Soul model will make you feel powerful. This car wants to fly with the lightest touch on the gas pedal. Since it packs a punch when you need to get around, you might want to aim for fuel efficiency by adhering to the speed limit, especially if you have kids in tow. Even zipping around to test the fuel efficiency, I’m impressed with the gas economy.
It Gives Your Family Room to Grow
From raising toddlers to sending your kids off to college, you’ll find great ways to utilize the Kia Soul’s massive back seat and trunk space. Moving furniture, strollers and camera gear, it’ll be there for you when transitioning through different life stages. It’ll be your second home when hitting the road. The only downside: With so much space, it’s easy to overpack.
The High-Tech Steering Wheel and CarPlay System Make Life Easier
It promotes safe driving while you and your family rock out. (This means that even if you’re blasting “Baby Shark” on your next road trip, Siri will ensure via CarPlay that you don’t miss the next exit.)
The Front Seats Are Extra Roomy
They’re so comfy, and there’s no elbow bumping across the armrest. When in the passenger seat, the copilot is typically the navigator on trips. While the driver focuses on the road, the navigator can also easily access the touch screen from their seat. This makes everything seamless and safer for all. (And if you need to pass the kiddos some snacks, there’s an optimal range to reach back successfully for a handoff.)
Installing a Car Seat Couldn’t Be Easier
There’s so much space that those little legs won’t be bumping the back of any chairs, especially when rear-facing or kicking from a front-facing car seat.
The Sleek Interior Is Impervious to Cracker Crumbs
It’s smooth and easy to clean, especially when my son has a back seat Goldfish explosion. Both stylish and functional is a win for me.
The Speakers Have Great Sound
The Soul’s amplified sound system clearly blows away the competition. Harman/Kardon sets the tone for car karaoke. It’s basically a concert venue on wheels (even if the concert is Raffi).
It’s a Tailgater’s Dream
I want to enjoy more of the outdoors and adventures of a road trip, so I love that I felt comfortable sitting with the trunk open and jamming out. It’s fun to spend time with family and friends and turn on the stereo. If you tailgate, this could be a plus!
It Comes in Your Favorite Color
The Soul has got the aesthetic down to every last detail. (Hello, red stitching!) I’m partial to the Inferno Red, but it also comes in ten other colors and seven color combinations.
You’ll Find Yourself Wanting to Drive More
If you find yourself in a Kia Soul, you get to watch the phenomena occur: Souls will park next to other Souls. Heads will turn. Smiles will broaden. Your friends will ask you to drive. And you’ll gladly say yes, because you love driving your car, even if you’re rocking it to the playground and blasting “Baby Shark.”