2017 Kia Soul Base 1.6 from North America
Comfy commuter vehicle
Terrific little car. Purchased the base model in Alien 2 paint. We needed something with better fuel mileage, and small for commuting (30 miles/45 minutes one way) that would be comfortable and have a decent ride. Looked at so many used cars our eyes turned inside out. Had settled on a Scion xD/xB, but their fuel mileage was just a little better than my pickup truck, and folks were asking almost original sticker price for them. The Soul is more comfy, and gets better mileage (display says 30.8 at the moment).
Base sound system is adequate, as is Bluetooth functionality. I use my smartphone for navigation, just have a small device to hold it on the dash, works great. Couldn't ask for a better commuter car.
Only complaint I can really talk about, is it is susceptible to cross winds. However I can't think of another crossover that isn't tossed by strong crosswinds; it's never scary, it's just that you must pay a little more attention to your tracking.
Plenty of room in the back for hauling, and even more with the rear seats down.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd March, 2017