There are three variations of Soul's to choose from: Base Soul, Soul +, and Soul !. The Base front-wheel drive, five-passenger Soul is powered by a 130-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with power being delivered through a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. All the other trims are powered by a 164-hp 2.0-liter four cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features on all models include electronic stability control, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, brake assist, six airbags, active front head restraints, and hill assist control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
For 2014 the Kia Soul has been redesigned throughout, now built on a new platform for reduced noise, vibration, and harshness. The 2.0-liter engine now has gasoline direct injection. Power driver seat, heated and ventilated front seat, cooling glove box, and a panoramic sunroof, are now available features.