About Kia Soul
Kia Soul is a subcompact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Kia Motors since 2008. The first Kia Soul was introduced in 2008 as a front-engine, four-wheel-drive compact crossover SUV to replace the Kia Joice. Thought Kia Soul has only been produced for two generations till now, it has won tons of awards such as 2009 Red Dot Design award, "Best Value" from Texas Auto Writers Association and so on, at the same time, it has also been named as Time Magazine's Most Exciting Car of 2010 list, Cars.com's Best Hatchback of 2010 and so on.
The first generation Kia Soul (2008-2013) debuted at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It offered Kia Soul Denim, Kia Soul Dragon, and Soul Flex editions. During this time, Kia Soul was powered by 1.6 L and 2.0 L inline 4-cyinder engines mated to 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions as well as 4-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions. Then at 2013 New York and Frankfurt Auto Shows, the second generation Kia Soul (2014-present) was unveiled successively. It began sales in United States in 2014 and was offered in Base Soul, Soul Plus and Soul Exclaim trim levels. Now, Kia Soul still gets power from 1.6 L and 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engines, and engines are attached to 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions and a 7-speed DCT.
Kia Soul Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Kia Soul as a crossover SUV is a very popular vehicle among modern people. It can be used for commuting or traveling, like every other vehicle, Kia Soul is also subject to wear and tear as accumulation of mileage, which causes problems emerging:
First, engine problems. In fact, engine problems including decreased engine performance, engine overheating and engine failures and so on. According to Kia Soul owners, they have met engine performance suffers as reduction in power and fuel efficiency. Engine overheating caused by leaking coolant and low coolant level is also very frequent. Usually, if your Kia Soul has similar symptoms, you can try inspecting Soul oil filter, Soul air filter and Soul radiator.
Second, electrical, braking, suspension and transmission issues. Kia Soul drivers told that alternator is a very fragile part and once it fails, more serious problems would emerge such as drivability. Broken Soul brake pad set is always the culprit of braking failure. As for suspension and transmission failures, Soul coil springs and Soul automatic transmission filter deserve more attention.
In order to enjoy a comfortable, safe as well as relaxing driving trip, you have to do more to achieve it in your Kia Soul. First of all, wiper blade is responsible for cleaning off the debris on the windscreen to provide better driving visibility, which is important for driving safety. Antenna's job is to receive signals from radio, so you can get latest traffic information and news even live games. Cabin air filter could inhale dirty air in the compartment and vent out fresh air. They all both essential and vulnerable in your Kia Soul, please remember to maintain them in a regular basis.
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