2020 Kia Soul: Third generation model turns up the style

The Kia Soul is back for a third generation, and it’s bolder than ever before. Available from 2019 with either 1.6L turbo or 2L I4 gas engines.


The base engine is a 2L 4-cylinder with 147hp (110kW) and 132 lb-ft (179Nm). A 6-speed or CVT is available.

A direct injection 1.6L twin scroll turbo I4 engine with 201hp (150kW) and 195 lb-ft (264Nm), and a 7-speed DCT is available.

This engine is available in the sporty looking GT-Line (above), which includes 18″ wheels, 235/45 tires, sports bumpers, red accents, fog lamps, gloss black mirrors, and flat bottom steering wheel.

Turbo models also have a chromed central exhaust, larger brakes, and sports suspension.

An offroad themed X-Line model is also available with 18″ wheels, overfenders, body cladding, fog lamps, and optional two tone paint.

Dimensions (compared to second generation)

Length: 165.2″ (+2.2″) | 4,195mm (+55mm)
Width: 70.9″ (unchanged) | 1,800mm (unchanged)
Height: 63″ (unchanged) | 1,600mm (unchanged)
Wheelbase: 102.4″ (+1.2″) | 2,600mm (+30mm)



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Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.


2020 Kia Soul: Third generation model turns up the style