The all-new Kia Soul has managed to bag the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award for the third consecutive year in the subcompact car segment.
The 2017 Kia Soul is powered by 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that adds 40 horsepower to the previous capacity. At a fuel economy of 28 miles-per-gallon, city and highway combined, the mileage of the new Kia Soul is better than the combined mileage of the 2.0-liter normally-aspirated 161-hp engine in the Soul Plus and in the 130-hp Soul Base 1.6-liter.
Kia has ensured that the new Kia Soul offers a much better performance and to ensure that it has added a new 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which contributes to a more engaging driving experience. Other new options for the 2017 model year are convenience systems such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection. The 2017 Exclaim also gets standard UVO32 with e-Services with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Kia Motors America VP Orth Hedrick claimed that consumers opt for Kia Soul not only because what the car has to offer in terms of style and extensive feature set, but also the value it offers to its owners. No matter what your lifestyle is, Kia Soul matches perfectly and a testimony to that is the third consecutive year of Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy award that proves the Soul continues to be a crowd favorite.
Each year Consumer Guide Automotive editors select the best vehicles from 20 segments to receive Best Buy Awards, with vehicle price and value being major factors in their selection process. By prioritizing these key consideration points in the car-buying process, the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards serve a practical purpose to everyday car shoppers. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017, Consumer Guide Automotive is one of the most trusted names in the automobile industry.