The Kia Soul is a funky urban passenger vehicle, ready to cruise the town and turn some heads. While everyone at Kia knows it’s great, the outside world is taking notice of its style and capability. This includes recognition from publications like Edmunds and Parents Magazine.
Recently, the Kia Soul drove home with a spot on the 10 Best Family Cars of 2018 list, complied by the brains at Parents Magazine and Edmunds. This is the second year in a row that they have honored the Soul honored with a place on the list, and the list judges specifically praised it for value, spaciousness and safety features.
To determine which vehicles are included on the annual top 10 list, experts and editors from both Edmunds and Parents Magazine tested the hundreds of new vehicles on the market in 2018. The key judging points for every car were convenience, safety features, value and other family-friendly attributes.
“Being recognized as a top family car by Parents magazine and Edmunds for the second consecutive year is a tremendous honor for our Soul urban passenger vehicle,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America. “This is yet another testament to the world-class quality, value, and packaging we deliver to our customers.”
This isn’t even close to the first award given to the 2018 Kia Soul. U.S. News & World Report named the vehicle its Best Compact Car for the Money, speaking highly to its quality and value. Drivers concerned about finding a safe car will be happy to know that the 2018 Kia Soul also earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with the optional front crash prevention system and high-density discharge headlights.
For the 2018 model year, Kia expanded the Soul’s UVO availability, bringing it to the whole range of trim levels and making sure that even the base level of the lineup had access to an advanced infotainment system. Its available 201 horsepower engine and over 60 cubic feet of interior cargo room mean that it’s ready to keep up with its drivers’ busy lifestyle and bring along all the gear they need. Interested drivers should certainly take the 2019 Kia Soul out for a test drive and see what all the fuss is about.
This article is presented by Gossett Kia.