Is the Kia Soul AWD?

January 31st, 2020 by

2020 Kia Soul driving off road
Ever since the Kia Soul entered the market in North Aurora and Naperville, interested drivers have been asking, “Is the Kia Soul all-wheel drive, or is the Kia Soul front-wheel drive?” The new Kia Soul comes equipped with FWD; currently, there aren’t any Kia Soul AWD models for sale. All the same, there’s plenty of features in the Kia Soul worth researching. Learn more about the drivetrain and performance of the Soul from the team at Gerald Kia of North Aurora.

FWD Kia Soul: Performance Features & Specs

For starters, there are multiple Kia Soul trims available, from the LX to the decked-out GT-Line Turbo. Oswego commuters can get some of the most advanced interior features, as well as the following engine specs. Below, we’ve listed some of your options when it comes to the engine.

  • A 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine — comes standard on most models and generates 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque.
  • 1.6-liter turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine — comes with advanced trims like the GT Line Turbo. This engine generates 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
  • Intelligent Variable Transmission(IVT) — The IVT (a standard on most models) helps give fuel economy a boost.
  • 7-speed dual-clutch transmission — comes with the GT Line and provides impressive efficiency and driving comfort on Naperville roads.

2020 Kia Soul Safety Ratings and Features

The front-wheel-drive Kia Soul offers families driving in Oswego a calm and safe ride. NHTSA has given it the following safety ratings to the 2020 Kia Soul.

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  • Frontal Crash: 5 Stars
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars

The safety features on the 2020 Kia Soul have been recognized by the IIHS, who named it a top safety pick when it comes with certain safety features. You can upgrade the Soul for LED headlights and other technologies to put you in control during your St. Charles commute.

  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

Explore the FWD Kia Soul & More at Gerald Kia of North Aurora

There’s a lot going on in the FWD Kia Soul, but Kia has a storied history of producing a variety of vehicles. North Aurora area drivers looking for a Kia AWD can check out the Kia Sorento for sale or the Kia Sportage for sale at Gerald Kia of North Aurora. You can even see how to plan your payments online, learn about the Kia K5 preview, or just drop by Gerald Kia of North Aurora and we’ll be happy to talk about all your options when it comes to Kia vehicles.

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