For the next year, Kia’s subcompact crossover is coming with a few interesting changes. The most notable is probably the new logo but as we are talking about the model that will represent the third production year of the current generation, it’s obvious that we are still to see a mid-cycle refresh in a year or two. Meanwhile, the 2022 Kia Soul Turbo will continue in the same way. This is the range-topping version of the crossover, which comes with a more powerful engine, dual-clutch transmission and a long list of standard equipment.
All in all, the next year’s Soul does come with nice updates, especially in terms of features. However, these changes will affect lower-grade versions mainly, while the 2022 Kia Soul Turbo will continue pretty much without changes. Once again, you may count on an SUV that comes with a peppy turbocharged engine, as well as with a couple of unique styling details. Like any other Soul, it is one of the most practical models in the segment.
We believe it will arrive later in the year.
2022 Kia Soul Turbo Design
When it comes to 2022 Kia Soul Turbo changes, the biggest one is definitely the introduction of a new logo. The new one looks more futuristic and makes the car look better. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same as in the 2021 models. In other words, you may count on all kinds of upgrades, which include a couple of styling modifications. The most notable is the addition of LED headlights. Other than that, you may count on a few exclusive color options and similar things.
Mechanically, this model isn’t any different compared to other versions that are available. Even the suspension setup is the same, even though this is a more powerful version of the car. You may count on an independent McPherson at the front, while the rear end comes with a pretty interesting independent torsion suspension setup.
On the inside, the 2022 Kia Soul Turbo stands out with a couple of exclusive features. The most notable is probably that flat-bottomed steering wheel, while there is also unique synthetic leather upholstery. This particular version also comes standard with a large 10.25 touchscreen that, along with other tech goodies, makes this cabin look more upscale compared to lower-grade trims.
Besides the attractive design, this cabin is also quite practical. It comes with two rows of seats that accommodate adults pretty easily. We particularly like the amount of headroom, which is more than generous. Also, the front seats are quite massive and supportive. Furthermore, the visibility is excellent in all directions.
You may also count on plenty of cargo room, which goes around 24.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 62.1 cubic feet in total.
As we’ve just mentioned, this update won’t this particular version too much. The 2022 Kia Soul Turbo will continue with a full load of standard equipment. The list of standard features should include goodies like a 10.25-inch touch screen, navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, and wireless device charging. It also comes standard with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, dual-level cargo board, heated steering wheel, sunroof, a Harman Kardon audio system etc.
You may also count on a long list of safety and driver-assistance features. Some of the highlights are things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, and a head-up display.
2022 Kia Soul Turbo Engine
Changes under the hood definitely won’t happen. The 2022 Kia Soul Turbo will come with a familiar 1.6-liter turbo-four engine, which features a max output of 201 horsepower. It comes in pair with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Such a combination provides pretty good dynamics and overall performance. After all, 0-60 times goes just around 6.4 seconds.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 27 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. That’s pretty much average for the class.
2022 Kia Soul Turbo Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Kia Soul Turbo release date scheduled for this fall. The starting price should go around 28.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, some of the models that come to mind are Mazda CX-30, Mini Cooper Countryman, Hyundai Kona, Honda HR-V etc.