2010 Kia Soul 2 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Good driving position, slightly harsh ride
We were given a Soul as a courtesy car whilst our Picanto went in for a service. My wife asked for a 'small' car, and when she saw the Soul, got quite worried. For a vehicle in the mini-SUV category, this car looked huge. Once she started to drive, she quickly settled, and after that decided she wanted one - that was a year ago.
Now we have a MY10 Soul, the difference between this and MY11 Soul is the bluetooth for the phone, trip computer and a few other 'toys' now fitted as standard. We have a Soul 2 in White, which looks really nice.
I like the high driving position; the downside to this is the quite harsh ride, necessary to prevent body roll, but you get used to it. This apparently is worse on the 18" wheels.
The boot takes a week's shopping.
Usual things are as standard: automatic air-con, alloys (on 2 and above), decent radio with I-pod/aux input, front and rear fogs etc.
Too new to establish fuel economy, but at 3000 miles, no rattles, squeaks or problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th November, 2010
Forgot to mention the safety aspects - 5 star NCAP rating, 8 airbags, ESAP, (stability control) EPS, fog lights all round, and the main lights are bright too, despite not being LED's.
Huge??? This car is actually quite small, 4 feet shorter than my car at least...