For the last decade, Edmunds and Parents magazine have come together to compile an annual award list: the 10 Best Family Cars. In 2017, the Kia Soul was included in that list, recognized for its comfortable interior, impressive efficiency and family-friendly technology.
“We are thrilled to receive this award from Parents magazine and Edmunds in recognition of the Soul as a top family car,” said Orth Hedrick, Kia’s vice president of product planning. “Kia is committed to offering tremendous quality, value and user-friendly technology across its entire vehicle lineup, and this latest accolade is a testament to those efforts.”
The 10 Best Family Cars are determined based on four primary categories: value, performance, safety and family-friendly features. Edmunds and Parents magazine recognized the 2017 Kia Soul primarily for its value, technology and overall practicality. Not only does the Soul include advanced audio and smartphone integration, but it offers convenience in the details with available features like heated outside mirrors, heated and ventilated seats, and driver-assist features like Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
“The Kia Soul offers more than just unique styling and a reasonable price,” said Edmunds senior editor Ed Hellwig. “It’s also a practical hatchback that packs plenty of useful features into a surprisingly spacious cabin.
With its unique exterior styling, the Kia Soul definitely stands out in the compact crossover segment. The Soul is a five-door hatchback that seats up to five passengers, perfect for family road trips. The 2017 model offers 101 cubic feet of passenger volume with an additional 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space. With the rear seat folded down, you can take advantage of up to 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2017 Kia Soul’s cabin offers comfortable materials, beginning with woven and tricot cloth. From there, the + offers available leather seat trim. The ! adds even more detail to the interior materials with black cloth and black leather seat trim with orange contrast stitching. You’ll find even more available luxury features on the ! as well, such as a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and satin chrome interior door handles.
For more information about the award-winning 2017 Kia Soul, visit your local Kia dealership.
This article is presented by Van Griffith Kia in Granbury, Texas.