2017 Kia Soul Quick Takes

2017 Kia Soul Quick Takes

It’s hard to make something great even better, but Kia did when it added a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine to one of its best-selling, most-iconic and most beloved vehicles. Fans of the Soul had long lobbied for a little more zip in their favorite ride and the 2017 Soul Exclaim didn’t disappoint when it was revealed.

“We wanted to provide loyal Soul lovers and new buyers a sportier option,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “The 2017 Soul Exclaim with its turbocharged engine gives the car’s fans another wonderful choice from an already wonderful line-up.”

Though the 1.6-liter turbo engine adds 40 horsepower, fuel economy is 28 miles-per-gallon, city and highway combined1—slightly better than the combined mileage of the 2.0-liter normally-aspirated 161-hp engine in the Soul Plus and in the Soul Base 1.6-liter, which produces 130 horsepower.

Performance in the turbocharged Exclaim is further enhanced by the addition of a new 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which, via quicker and smoother shift points and no shift shock, makes for more dynamic acceleration and contributes to a more engaging driving experience.

In addition to the turbo engine, the Exclaim includes specialized trim and sportier features, including:

exclusive 18-inch wheels;

red-accented body trim;

chrome grille surround,

unique Soul tailgate badge; and, for the first time on Soul,

dual chrome twin-tip exhaust.

The Exclaim also gets a standard leather-wrapped, D-shaped steering wheel, pushbutton start with smart key and UVO with e-Services with integrated Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay ™.

A thumping 315-watt Harman Kardon® premium audio system with eight speakers, including a center channel and subwoofer, navigation and

8-inch touchscreen display is also available.

Other new options for the 2017 model year are convenience systems such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection are also available.

The 2017 Soul is available in three trim levels: Base with manual or automatic 6-speed transmission; Soul Plus with the 6-speed automatic; and the Exclaim turbo with the new 7-speed DCT.

There are also two new exterior colors. Redesigned headlights and fog lights, along with front and rear fascias lend a more aggressive appearance while the availability of two dedicated USB charge ports and

an 8-way power passenger seat add convenience and comfort.

 

Base

  • New 16”Alloy Wheel  Design
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Front Seat Rail Covers
  • Audio 4.0A
  • Audio 4.0B (Opt)
  • Rear Camera (Opt)
  • Auto Headlights (Opt)

Plus

  • New 17” Alloy Wheel Design
  • Body Color Bumper Tusks (front and rear)
  • Auto A/C
  • Audio 4.0B
  • UVO3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (Opt)
  • 8-Way Power Passenger Seat (Opt)
  • 2 USB Center Console Chargers (Opt)

Exclaim

  • 1.6L Turbo GDI
  • 7 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
  • Twin-Tipped Exhaust
  • Larger Front Disc Brakes
  • 18″Alloy Wheels
  • Leather-Wrapped D-Shape Steering Wheel
  • 8-Way Power Passenger Seat
  • Black Gloss Bumper Tusks (front and rear)
  • Auto A/C
  • Push Button Start with Smart Key
  • Supervision Cluster with 4.3″ Display
  • 2 USB Center Console Chargers
  • New HID Headlights/LED Fog Lights (Opt)

Plus and Exclaim

  • Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert

All Trims

  • Two New Colors: Mysterious Blue and Russet Brown

Audio Package

  • Navigation with 8″ display and HD radio
  • Harman Kardon Audio with center speaker, subwoofer and amplifier
  • Speaker lights
  • Push-button start with Smart key
  • Immobilizer
  • Leatherette meter hood, door center trim inserts, door armrest
  • Piano black accents (center fascia panel, steering wheel bezel, shift knob cover, door armrest garnish, console upper cover)
  • Satin chrome inside door handles
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • 2 USB center console chargers
  • $2,000.00

Convenience Package

  • AM/FM/MP3 Audio System with 5″ color touch screen (Audio 4.0B)
  • Rear camera displayAuto on/off headlights
  • $500.00
  • Available only on automatic transmission

Designer Collection Package

  • 18″ Alloy Wheels (black spoke)
  • Leather steering wheel/shift knob
  • Two-tone roof treatment
  • P235/45 R18 tires
  • $400.00

Primo Package

  • Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade
  • Supervision meter cluster with 4.3″ TFT color LCD display
  • Leather trim seats
  • 10-way power driver’s seat including lumbar support
  • 8-way power adjustable passenger seat
  • Ventilated driver’s and front passenger’s seats (3-levels)
  • Heated front seats (3-levels)
  • Heated rear outboard seats (2-levels)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind Spot Detection System (BSD)
  • Power folding mirrors including side repeater
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS)
  • Projector headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED positioning lights
  • $4,000.00
  • Requires Audio Package

Panoramic Sunroof Package

  • Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade (Replaces Roof rack ready – mounting points)
  • $1,000.00
  • Requires Technology Package

Technology Package

  • Navigation with 8″ display
  • Harman Kardon Audio with center speaker, subwoofer and amplifier
  • Speaker lights
  • 10-way power driver’s seat including lumbar support
  • 8-way power adjustable passenger seat
  • Blind Spot Detection System (BSD)
  • Power folding mirrors
  • 2 USB center console chargers
  • Heated front seats (2-levels)
  • Heated rear outboard seats (2-levels)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • HID Projector low beam head lights
  • LED positioning lights (jewel type)
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED taillights with LED high mount stop light
  • $3,000.00

UVO Package

  • UVO3 with eServices
  • Leather steering wheel/shift knob
  • Push-button start with Smart key
  • Immobilizer
  • 2 USB center console chargers
  • $1,000.00

2017 Kia Soul Quick Takes MSRP $22,650.00

AS SHOWN WITH TECH AND PANO PACKAGES  $27,620.00

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