When you’re opting for the 2019 Kia Soul Awd over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip proper to the 2019 Kia Soul Awd. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Kia Soul Awd occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Kia Soul Awd gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Kia Soul Awd, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Kia Soul Awd’s ride and driving experience begin to fall consistent with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the 2019 Kia Soul Awd’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Kia Soul Awd are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Kia Soul Awd also presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Kia Soul Awd fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Kia Soul Awd, which pushes the 2019 Kia Soul Awd into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.