You’d think we would get tired of writing about how awesome the Kia Soul is, but we just can’t stop spreading the good news! Yet again, the Kia Soul has won an outstanding award for its athletic style and outspoken personality. Car and Driver has placed the Kia Soul in its 10Best Trucks and SUVs list, giving the Soul another addition to its trophy rack.
“We are honored that Car and Driver has named the Soul to its ‘10Best Trucks and SUVs’ list,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA. “The Soul has been an extraordinary success story for the Kia brand, and earning thisaward is a testament to our continued commitment to world-class quality and top-notch design that can be – in the Soul’s case – as funky as it is functional.”
For the past 35 years, a variety of vehicles have been given a spot on the original 10Best list of best cars on the market. The 10Best franchise has since expanded and created a multitude of categories, including the newly created Trucks and SUVs segment. Out of over 150 nominees, which included completely new or updated models, the Soul made it on the list.
“The current Soul has maintained the funky charm of the first-generation model with design—inside and out—that manages to be both fresh and genuinely attractive, attributes that are often at odds,” according to Car and Driver.
The 2017 Soul has some exciting updates ahead, including a newly added 201 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and an available seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (on the Exclaim trim) that will pack quite a punch for the subcompact SUV.