Is the Kia Soul AWD?

June 17th, 2019 by

Red Kia Soul racing around highway curve in the desert

Ever since the Kia Soul made its debut, many Astoria and Longview customers ask us, “Is the Kia Soul all-wheel drive?” or, “Is the Kia Soul front-wheel-drive?” To set the record straight, there is no Kia Soul AWD model available for purchase this year; the Kia Soul is equipped with FWD. However, there are still plenty of reasons for you to consider the Kia Soul for your next vehicle purchase!

What Benefits Does the FWD Kia Soul Offer?

Despite the fact that some AWD capabilities are limited or not featured on certain Kia models, drivers who choose the Kia Soul still have plenty of opportunities to customize their vehicle’s powertrain and drivetrain settings!

  • Most Kia Soul models include a 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine, which produces 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. Those who upgrade all the way to the GT Line Turbo trim will find even more to love in their 1.6-liter turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine, which generates up to 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
  • The baseline Soul LX can be equipped with a manual transmission or an Intelligent Variable Transmission. The IVT (standard on most other models) offers better fuel economy, but some drivers prefer the M/T for the more engaging drive that it offers. Upgrade to the GT Line Turbo for a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that combines the best elements of both!

Long Beach customers still set on a Kia AWD model can also learn more about the new Kia Sportage, Kia Sorento, Kia Stinger, and Kia Telluride models to find a vehicle that meets their needs!

Kia Soul Safety Features

While AWD vehicles are often popular due to the many trusted safety features that you can find within, Kia’s safety features are designed to keep you and your passengers safe no matter which drivetrain your vehicle possesses. The Kia Soul safety features in particular have received acclaim from reputable automotive organizations such as the IIHS. You can even upgrade your Soul to include the added protection of Smart Cruise Control, a Head-Up Display, LED Headlights, and much more. Check out some of the great safety features you can find inside the Kia Soul:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
Visual representation of Kia Soul's cross traffic alert technology

Find Your Perfect Match at Warrenton Kia!

No matter what kind of car or SUV you’re looking for, Warrenton Kia is proud to offer a wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles that are sure to meet your needs. Learn more about the Kia Soul safety rating and awards, or compare AWD vs. RWDCheck out our inventory of new Kia Soul models to find your favorite. Contact us today to schedule a test drive near Long Beach!

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