The 2021 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is one of the most recognizable cars on the road for its cool and retro styling, making it a popular choice for all ages. The spacious cabin is an added benefit and makes it comfortable to use for long-distance traveling. There are a few important details to learn about this compact car before you schedule a test drive at Riverchase Kia in Birmingham/Pelham.


The ample amount of cargo room is one of the main draws of the 2021 Soul, making it easy to pack more bags and sports equipment. The spacious interior setting makes the car feel cozy and offers more than enough space for stretching out in the front and back. The adult-friendly seating is comfortable and supportive. The thick cushions in the seat make it easy to feel more relaxed and at ease while taking road trips or commuting. The user-friendly 7-inch infotainment system is an additional benefit of the vehicle and is within reach for the driver. The abundance of soft-touch materials you’ll find in the cabin creates a luxurious and comfortable space that feels more upscale than previous generations. The raised position of the driver’s seat also offers more visibility to make it easier to have a better view of the road. All the main controls on the dashboard are arranged well without creating a cluttered appearance in the front of the cabin. Inside, you’ll also find a USB port, six speakers, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Those who want a few extra bells and whistles can choose to upgrade to a 10.25-inch touch screen, HD radio, navigation, push button start, a Harman Kardon audio system, and a sunroof. Dual-zone automatic climate control offers increased comfort to the driver and every passenger. Wireless device charging is also convenient to use to ensure you don’t have to pack extra USB cords in your car to keep your devices powered.

New Features

A few new updates and additions have been made to the Soul, which includes the Soul GT-Line Turbo getting renamed the Soul Turbo. A rear-seat alert is also standard now. The sleek exterior styling is unique and eye-catching with thin headlamps and a large grille that sits low on the front of the body. Additional new features include remote start with climate control and an in-vehicle notification center to improve the care you provide to the car. The 911 connect and roadside assistance offers peace of mind knowing you can contact someone for assistance if you get into an accident or have an emergency. Amazon Alexa is one of the most advanced gadgets you’ll find in this compact car and allows you to speak verbal commands without taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel. Google Assistant works similarly and is just as helpful and accommodating when you want to make phone calls or use different apps. Cloth upholstery comes standard, but consumers can also choose to upgrade to synthetic leather upholstery.

Safety Features

A host of safety features are included in the 2021 Soul with auto emergency braking technology to increase your stopping power. Lane keeping assist helps you to stay on the road and avoid veering at any time. Blind-spot collision warning also alerts you when you get too close to other cars or objects on the road. Rear-cross traffic alert works similarly to reduce the risk of accidents. Consumers will also enjoy the 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Lumbar Support to maintain good posture at all times. Additional safety features to consider upgrading to include pedestrian detection, lane change assist, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control. Driver drowsiness monitoring is one of the best upgrades you can consider because of its ability to monitor your alertness while operating the vehicle. You’ll immediately be alerted if the technology detects that if you start to fall asleep on the wheel to increase your level of safety and offer accountability. The car’s LATCH system was also given a high rating by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to ensure car seats are safe to install in the back while transporting children. The large windows on the body also make it easier to view your outside surroundings and drive defensively.

If you want to learn more about what the Kia Soul offers, contact our friendly team at Riverchase Kia to test drive the vehicle to learn how the car accommodates Birmingham drivers. We’ll also explain our different financing options available at our Pelham location.