For those who’re choosing the 2020 Kia Soul over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip proper to the 2020 Kia Soul. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price 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 2020 Kia Soul happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Kia Soul offers ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Kia Soul, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not 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 base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Kia Soul’s journey and driving experience begin to fall in step with more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the 2020 Kia Soul’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Kia Soul are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Kia Soul additionally presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Kia Soul contemporary by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Kia Soul, which pushes the 2020 Kia Soul into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.