The 2014 KIA SOUL,”Big Things Come In Small Packages”

Disclosure: Howdy everyone, I wanted to inform you that I was not compensated for this post. However, I did receive a product and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.

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WOW, where do I begin mmmm. OK, let me start by saying I had the privilege to test drive the 2014 KIA SOUL and I will go on record to say…..WOW did I ever have a misconception about this vehicle.

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Maybe it was the commercials I’ve seen that made me think the KIA SOUL was very small. Every time I saw the KIA SOUL I would always, I mean always say that vehicle would make me feel claustrophobic because of the size but I’m here to say…NOT!

I’m impressed, extremely impressed by the KIA SOUL. The inside of this car is very spacious and just the right size for a single person or small family. The interior and exterior features are remarkable.

Let me share with you more about the 2014 KIA SOUL.
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The 2014 KIA SOUL that was delivered to me came in a pretty Solar Yellow color with Black Trim. When I say it was a sharp looking color combination it was. Equipped with an awesome panoramic sunroof and a power sunshade the 2014 KIA SOUL allowed us to enjoy the beautiful sun all while keeping us cool with the sunshade. This vehicle was fully loaded with so many cool features.
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The 2014 KIA SOUL has a 2.0 liter gas direct injection 4-Cyl engine with a six speed transmission and Active Eco Electric Power Steering.
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The 18″ alloy wheels put this car up much higher than some compact cars I have driven before.
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If you’re worried about safety features, don’t! The 2014 KIA SOUL has so many safety features like the dual front advance airbag, full length side curtain airbags and side mounted air bags. Everything you need to make you feel safe the 2014 KIA SOUL is equipped with it. Did you know that KIA Motors was named Best Buy Brand by KBB? That’s because KIA Motors stand by their products with a 10 year 100,000 mile limited power-train warranty, 5 year 60,000 mile limited basic warranty and a 5 year 60,000 mile roadside assistance warranty, quite impressive I would say! The interior was beautiful, it was all leather inside right down to the heated steering wheel.

The 2014 KIA SOUL was also equipped with Smart Key Technology Entry, Push Button Start, Air Conditioning, Powered Windows & Doors, MP3, AM, FM Sirius XM Satellite Audio System & Infinity Audio Speaker System. Navigation System & Rear Camera Display, USB port, Call & Answering Hands Free Display and one of my favorite features the Bluetooth Technology that allows you to play music right off your media player, like your smartphone music playlist. Have that favorite tune you love hearing over and over, just sync up your cellphone to the Bluetooth technology and get ready to enjoy your music while you’re traveling.

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When I told you it was fully loaded it really was. Even the steering wheel had a few cool gadgets like, cruise control, volume & satellite control for your music plus you could answer a call via your steering wheel….now that’s cool too!

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There were speakers throughout this KIA SOUL if I’m correct I counted 7, plenty to enjoyย  while coasting on the road. The ride was very smooth and the KIA SOUL drove even better on the highway.

The seating in the 2014 KIA SOUL was all leather and very comfortable with lots of leg space too. You also have the ability to control the temperature of the seats as well. Love that feature, on those cold winter days you can heat the seats!

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The LED light system on the front and back of this vehicle is quite impressive also. In my opinion, I think the 2014 KIA SOUL is a much better model than the earlier models I’ve seen before.

The one thing I noticed that caught my eye the most was the truck space, it’s not as big as I thought it would be even though it has deep depth space its still smaller than I expected!
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After test driving the 2014 KIA SOUL and playing around with all the features I find this vehicle to be by far my favorite compact car. Its smooth, drives great, has lots of cool gadgets, sharp interior /exterior and most of all its great for my family size. Priced around 20K for the basic 2014 KIA SOUL, I still say it’s a heck of a deal for an awesome vehicle like this. “Move Over KIA HAMSTER’S”, I’ve fallen in love and I think I have found my new car!

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Thanks KIA for allowing me the opportunity to test drive the 2014 KIA SOUL!!!

Disclosure: Howdy everyone, I wanted to inform you that I was not compensated for this post. However, I did receive a product and the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

120 thoughts on “The 2014 KIA SOUL,”Big Things Come In Small Packages”

  • October 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm
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    I love the look of this car, and I hadn’t seen it before! I also love the name! Way to go, Kia!

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  • October 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm
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    Now I have! haha

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  • October 9, 2014 at 12:28 am
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    This is my first time looking at the 2014 Kia Soul and I have to say I am surprised at the amount of trunk space. Cute and functional!

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  • October 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm
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    It is a cute fuel efficient car. It does seem roomier on the inside than I had thought it was.

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  • October 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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    I love this Kia Soul I have never owned one but I am looking for a car with great gas milege and still can carry my Grandkids and me around

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  • October 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm
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    Kias are super snazzy vehicles. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a 2002 Kia Spectra that is very good to me; and my mom has a 2010 Kia Soul that is very fun to drive!

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  • October 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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    I haven’t seen the 2014 Kia Soul yet but I will have to check it out soon!! Thank you!!

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  • October 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm
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    I will look into this when I need a new car!

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  • October 4, 2014 at 11:51 am
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    I’m thinking about a Kia for my next car purchase!

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  • October 3, 2014 at 12:27 am
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    Oh I have not seen those yet…so cute! Love that color too! I will have to test drive when I am looking for a new car!

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  • October 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm
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    Looks like a fun car.

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  • October 2, 2014 at 9:54 am
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    I think the colors on the Soul’s are pretty neat. A little small for me but the colors they offer are pretty eye catching!

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  • October 2, 2014 at 8:37 am
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    Wow! It’s actually very spacious for such a small car.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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    yes we love them just not in the market right now

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  • October 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm
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    It’s a nice looking car. I especially like the KIA commercials.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 10:58 am
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    Its definitely a cute car

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  • October 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
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    I love it and I love the “Yellow”. Iโ€™m impressed myself that the KIA SOUL car has very spacious room. The trunk space would be just enough for my husband and I. Thanks you, for your review.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 9:39 am
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    It’s definitely a nice looking car and I really like that bit of extra storage space in the back. That’s something that I would find important.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 9:17 am
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    This is the first time I have seen this car, but it looks amazing. I love the features to the car.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 9:00 am
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    I love everything about it!!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 11:04 pm
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    That is super cute! Love it!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm
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    i just love this ride everytime i see one i think of those cute little hampsters with that jammin music in the back ground this is a great review just hit everything right on the nail…thanks for sharing

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  • September 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm
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    Nice, wouldn’t work for me with my large family but I like it

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  • September 30, 2014 at 6:21 pm
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    Wow I didn’t realize the Kia Soul was that nice of a car!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm
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    Nice car, I like all the features and how compact it is.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm
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    way too small for me but so adorable

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  • September 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm
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    This is cute love to have one

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  • September 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm
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    It’s a very nice car. My neighbor just bought one last week!

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  • September 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm
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    Very cute car, but seems to small for my family.

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  • September 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm
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    I’ve heard of it but it doesn’t look like anything I’d like to drive.

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  • September 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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    This is such a cute little car! Love to see them on the road!

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  • September 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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    Very cool car! I want one!

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  • September 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm
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    Nice but not what hubby would ever buy me. He is a Toyota devotee!

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  • September 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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    I’m sure it’s a nice car. But not really my style.

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  • September 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm
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    I want one, so cute, maybe not in yellow though.lol

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  • September 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm
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    Cute! I have a 2 door Civic and two small kids… I need something bigger and in better condition SO badly, I just can’t afford it. Some day!

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  • September 19, 2014 at 11:57 pm
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    Now you got me wanting one lol

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  • September 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm
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    Like you,I was under the impression they were tiny.I love the roof

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  • September 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm
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    Nice little car chocked full of features. Love all their commercials

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  • September 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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    Like you I thought that I would never be interested in the Kia Soul but a friend of mine purchased one and it really surprised me as well with all of the features that such a small car can have. Although my family would never fit I love driving it and would consider it when my children are older.

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  • September 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm
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    This is a super cute car! This would be a great first car for my 17 year old!

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  • September 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm
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    that would be a very fun and economical way to roll!

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  • September 19, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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    Never seen it before, it definitely is cute!

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  • September 19, 2014 at 10:24 am
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    this a super cute car really nice love the color and its a nice car

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  • September 19, 2014 at 8:51 am
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    how cool!

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  • September 19, 2014 at 4:47 am
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    love the smart key technology

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  • September 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm
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    It looks small in the exterior picture, but inside it really does have quite a bit of space for a small car.

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  • September 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm
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    That is a cute little car. Love the sun roof.
    gypsygirl62[at]charter[dot]net

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  • September 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm
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    This is such a cute car. Its so cute and square. I love the audio system. That would be super fun to play with.

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  • September 18, 2014 at 2:04 am
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    I like this cute little car

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  • September 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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    I love the look of the Kia Soul!

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  • September 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm
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    I love the new KIA

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  • September 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm
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    To be honest, I couldn’t picture myself driving this car, this is the first time I have seen one, I don’t know about it, lol.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm
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    I would definitely drive this car!

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  • September 17, 2014 at 3:21 pm
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    The many features sound very nice but I can’t seem to get past the looks/shape of the vehicle. Not for me!!

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  • September 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm
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    This is a cute car.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 11:51 am
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    Wow I love everything about the Kia Soul. Especially the color.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 3:37 am
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    I am actually thinking about getting a Kia Soul.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 1:45 am
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    No, I have not see it yet! This was my first time!

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  • September 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm
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    No, I have not seen this car around town yet.

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  • September 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm
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    cute car= I think I would like to see one up close

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  • September 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm
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    The car is really cute and I especially like the extra space in the back for carrying things. Good gas mileage is always a plus as well.

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  • September 16, 2014 at 9:38 am
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    I have always love kia luxury vehicles but i do not feel the soul line of vehicles

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  • September 16, 2014 at 5:08 am
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    The KIA Soul is a cute car with lots to offer you on the road.

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  • September 16, 2014 at 2:25 am
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    Sounds like an awesome car, we have a Kia Forte 2010

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  • September 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm
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    Sure does have a lot of cool gadgets in it!

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  • September 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm
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    I’d love to check out the Kia Soul ELECTRIC version!

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  • September 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm
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    Such a cute car!

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  • September 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm
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    I love the way the Soul looks, but had no idea it was so roomy!! Now I love it all the more! Great review!!

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  • September 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm
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    It’s definitely a cute car and I love the extra space in the back, that would be really important for me.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm
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    I had not see the new Kia until I clicked on your link! It’s really roomy! I like it!

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  • September 15, 2014 at 11:58 am
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    I like the car, but I’m not so sure that I like the yellow color

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  • September 15, 2014 at 11:05 am
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    the new kia soul commercials are great and funny I love the car

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  • September 15, 2014 at 10:56 am
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    This sounds like it is a great car. I will have to keep it in mind when we get ready to buy a new one.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 10:09 am
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    When we buy a new(er) car we’ll be checking out some of the Kia’s. I love the Soul! Small enough to be economic yet roomy enough for our family. Love the yellow color too!!! So fun!

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  • September 15, 2014 at 10:04 am
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    Looks like a fun car! KIA always seems have to great prices too.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 9:45 am
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    My parents just bought a kia soul. Its a really great car.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 9:09 am
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    Yes! I agree with pretty much everything you said…especially about the size. It really does look small on the outside (so easy to get into parking spaces…lol), but they really have made great use of the interior. I’m not a small person, but I felt super comfortable in the Kia.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 8:59 am
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    I have seen the Soul on the road a couple of times. I’ve never been or seen inside one and thought the exact same thing, that they were small.

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  • September 15, 2014 at 1:26 am
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    GREAT review! Like you, I always thought that they were very small and cramped inside! Thanks for dispelling that myth!

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  • September 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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    It’s a very nice car and I like it a lot!

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  • September 14, 2014 at 10:04 pm
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    I have not seen it.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm
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    This would be a great commuter car for my husband

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  • September 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm
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    This is a very cute little car.Not sure it would have the room I need for my animal transport but for its size it looks roomy.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm
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    Please don’t make me talk about a Kia. I miss mine so. Someone was texting and he hit me so hard he totalled my car. I can’t afford another one . ๐Ÿ™ and tears.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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    Nice car! Love the color!

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  • September 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm
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    Kia is becoming a respected brand .. very nice car

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  • September 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm
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    Surprisingly, the storage space in the back looks much bigger inside the car than it does out. A nice vehicle for a decent price.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm
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    That’s a lot of car for 20k

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  • September 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm
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    I was pleasantly surprised that it had so much trunk space.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 11:56 am
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    What a great car. I love all of the features especially being able to control the seat temperatures. That one is really cool. If I could afford it, I would get one of these cars for myself.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 11:07 am
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    Super cute car! Kia’s are so awesome anyway. I haven’t spoken to one single Kia owner who has something bad to say about their car. They all love them and they won’t break the bank, even the newest models are pretty affordable.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 10:54 am
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    this would be a nice car unfortunately we are very tall people, hubby is 6’5″ so we have to have bigger cars.

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  • September 14, 2014 at 10:38 am
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    WOW, SO CUTE, GREAT THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

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  • September 14, 2014 at 6:04 am
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    I love the bright yellow color, the wheel looks so nice! And the trunk space is awesome for shopping!!!

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  • September 14, 2014 at 1:41 am
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    SO cute!

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  • September 14, 2014 at 1:36 am
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    Wow this car is AWESOME!! I love it

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  • September 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm
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    This is a Supercute car!!!

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  • September 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm
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    wow, what a small car. I would love this for road, no room for suitcases.

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  • September 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm
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    Yes I have seen a few of these cars around town

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  • September 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm
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    Would be a great “MY” car! Lol! Love the look of it!

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  • September 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm
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    I’ve always been a fan of Kia and I absolutely love the Soul…it could be a square thing who knows! I love that you got to test drive it though!

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  • September 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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    cute car

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  • September 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm
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    super cute car

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  • September 13, 2014 at 9:32 am
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    Wow! This is great. I had a Kia Spectra and I loved it. A guy was texting and driving and hit me. It totalled my car. We had the same insurance company and I got the bad end of the deal. I now hove the “Mimi Van” with 180,000 miles, weird smells, and no air. Noe I’m disabled and can;t do any better. You know SC summers. No air is horrible.

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  • September 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm
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    Wow! This is amazing! I think I want to reach out to KIA and get a new car!!! Great post LisaLisa ๐Ÿ™‚

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