2017 Kia Soul ! is a Solid Commuter Car with What’s the Word? Oh Yes: Soul

One in an occasional series reviewing consumer vehicles. I knew pretty much what I was stepping into when I climbed behind the wheel of a 2017 Kia Soul !, having last test driven the electric version. See, I even wrote about it: “2016 Kia Soul EV Completes the Love Affair with its Panoramic Sunroof.” The …

2016 Kia Soul EV Completes the Love Affair with its Panoramic Sunroof

One in an occasional series reviewing consumer vehicles that are powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines or some other alternative source. Until Mazda comes out with an electric Miata or, better yet, I score an early 1960s Nic-L-Silver Battery Co. of Santa Ana convertible in mint condition, I may just …

2015 Kia Soul EV Turns at Least One Cynic into a Hipster Hamster Lover

One in an occasional series reviewing consumer vehicles that are powered by water, natural gas, electricity, hybrid motors, high-efficiency gasoline engines or some other alternative source. What blew me away most about my week-long test drive of the all-electric 2015 Kia Soul EV was despite the boxy exterior, booming sound system and man-size hamster ads …

2020 Soul X-Line Crosses the Style, Roominess and Value Boxes

My love affair with the Kia Soul extends back to 2015, with my first test drive of an electric vehicle version, and that passion continued with a hybrid and gasoline-powered Souls in the years that followed. True to form, I was immediately taken by the modern look of my Snow White Pearl 2020 X-Line tester. …

Kia Squeezes More Juice Out of Battery on its 2018 Soul EV+

  “What does it say? What does it say?” With my 2018 Kia Soul EV+ loaner car fully charged–from having plugged the accompanying trickle charger into a household outlet in my garage overnight–my wife was curious about the top range displayed on the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. 111 miles, I answered, to which …