Kia keeps making rounds around success lane, and there is no stopping them in sight. The Kia Soul, a favorite vehicle of college kids, was just named the best budget vehicle in 2017 by Parents magazine and Edmunds. Not a surprise, really. Starting at only $16,100 – it’s one of the better budget vehicles out there, and the price isn’t the only thing to talk about.
The 2017 Kia Soul was selected for its value, performance, safety, and family-friendly features. This can be attested to its (1) standard 130-horsepower 1.6-liter I4 engine; (2) UVO eServices, which is Kia’s infotainment package; and (3) its many advanced safety features.
This will be the tenth year that Parents magazine and Edmunds have partnered up together to share the Best Budget award, amongst other rewards, and to provide a reliable source for families looking to purchase cars for their new drivers.
The Kia Soul offers more than just unique styling at a reasonable price … It’s also a practical hatchback that packs plenty of useful features into a surprisingly spacious cabin.”
– Ed Hellwig, Edmunds senior editor.
Kia is pretty happy about the award themselves.
“We are thrilled to receive this award from Parents magazine and Edmunds in recognition of the Soul as a top family car … Kia is committed to offering tremendous quality, value and user-friendly technology across its entire vehicle lineup, and this latest accolade is a testament to those efforts.”
– Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA.
Available in three trim levels, there’s no need to stress oneself over looking at all the options. Many of the convenience and tech features are on all of the trims, and with its affordable price tag, paying for additional features won’t burn a hole through your wallet. You can check out the Kia Soul in our inventory here.