Car and Driver recently released its 10Best Trucks and SUVs list, recognizing the best trucks and SUVs of 2017. More than 150 all-new or significantly updated vehicles were eligible for the list, and the Kia brand is proud of the Kia Soul for earning a well-deserved spot on the list.

“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 this award 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.”

Car and Driver recognized the Kia Soul for its “funky charm” and ability to be “fresh and genuinely attractive”, which are two things that are not easily done together.

The 2017 Kia Soul received a new engine for the model year. It is a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that produces 201 horsepower, an increase of 40 horsepower over the previous engine. The Kia brand further improved the 2017 Kia Soul with the addition of the seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. New convenience systems for the model year include Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, UVO32 with e-Services, and integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Come to Folsom Lake Kia to check out the Kia Soul for yourself. Our sales representatives are available and willing to help you find the vehicle you are looking for. We located near the El Dorado Hills, CA area and have a variety of new or pre-owned Kia vehicles in stock. We hope to see you soon!