In case you’re choosing the Kia Soul 2020 over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the Kia Soul 2020. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the Kia Soul 2020 occurs to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Kia Soul 2020 presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you need it most.
The Kia Soul 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Kia Soul 2020’s experience and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra fashionable automobiles. 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 might suggest trying out the Kia Soul 2020’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a more refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic 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 features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional cost. Optional 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 Kia Soul 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Kia Soul 2020 additionally presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Kia Soul 2020 contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Kia Soul 2020, which pushes the Kia Soul 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.