If you’re choosing the 2020 Kia Soul Xline over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as well skip right to the 2020 Kia Soul Xline. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2020 Kia Soul Xline occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Kia Soul Xline affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you want it most.
The 2020 Kia Soul Xline, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Kia Soul Xline’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in step with extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the 2020 Kia Soul Xline’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Kia Soul Xline are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Kia Soul Xline additionally presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Kia Soul Xline fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Kia Soul Xline, which pushes the 2020 Kia Soul Xline into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.