Archive for the ‘Kia Soul’ Category

Does Kia Still Use the Hamsters to Advertise the Soul?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Best ever Kia commercials header with tv and hamsters

2020 Kia Soul Ads – Where are the Hamsters?

Besides an insurance-minded gecko, perhaps no animal is as recognizable in advertisements as the hamsters used to advertise the Kia Soul. Unlike the aforementioned gecko, the hamsters that were central to the Kia Soul’s 10-year model history sought to embody the fun and whimsy of the model. (more…)

Family Tree: The Kia Soul

Monday, October 7th, 2019
evolution chart with 2020 kia soul on the end

Kia Soul Models and Generation History

Our Family Tree series works to highlight some of the most exciting vehicles on the road and show how they’ve progressed from their most humble roots. In a way, it’s the story of Kia – entering the market with a very simple value proposition and then working to refine and iterate until you’re one of the strongest contenders in the arena. (more…)

Enjoy Your Favorite Songs with Power in the 2020 Kia Soul

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
rear open hatch of 2020 kia soul with speakers and dj equipment in the back

2020 Kia Soul Speakers and Audio System

Unless you’ve been living a life free of television, internet or other advertiser-friendly media, you’ve probably seen the dancing hamsters in the Kia Soul commercials. Ever since the Kia Soul debuted over ten years ago, it’s been a vehicle that has defied the compact car and crossover classes, offering drivers a fun and funky ride with plenty of practicality. (more…)

Should I Buy a Used Kia Soul?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019
funky picture of 2016 kia soul

Used Kia Soul Reliability

Unless you’re inheriting a gently-used model from a loved one, buying a pre-owned vehicle is a study in patience, research and eventually taking a leap of faith. Without knowing a vehicle’s history, it’s all guesswork – guesswork which can chill you to the bone imagining a vehicle revving up to 10,000 RPM on the freeway or sitting underwater for three days when the town aquarium burst open (is there even a way to get squid ink stains out of the seating?). (more…)

What SUVs Does Kia Have for 2019 and 2020?

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
2019 Kia Sorento grille up close

2019 and 2020 Kia SUV Types

With Kia’s incredible product lineup, it’s easy to become confused by models that may seem like they are similar or achieve the same ends. After all, Kia seemingly has a model for everybody and that can lead to some confusion about what these models do and how they measure up to one another. (more…)

Teen Drivers Want and Need Different Things in their Vehicles. Kia Answers the Call

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
artsy edit of teenagers

Best Cars for Teens 2019

As automotive dealership staff, we can get easily lost in thinking about vehicles in terms of the center of the bell curve. What does the average buyer look for in a car or SUV? However, we always have to remember that those shopping in the center of the bell curve have the most options and often it can be those on the fringe ends of the bell curve who are left feeling like they don’t have as many options that match up to their unique wants and needs. (more…)

Do Two Soulful Concepts Light the Way Ahead for Kia?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Kia Trackster isometric view

Kia Trackster Vs. Kia Trailster Comparison and Future

Kia’s recent history has made them a leader in automotive value across the market. It’s also been a period, however, that has seen the company – once known for producing only inexpensive cars devoid of features and power – transform into an authoritative thought leader in the fields of automotive design and engineering. This has made paying attention to Kia’s concepts an important endeavor for those looking to see where the industry is headed. (more…)

How Safe is the All-New 2020 Kia Soul?

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
2020 kia soul airbags

2020 Kia Soul Safety Features and IIHS Rating

When it comes to offering superior value, the Kia Soul is where it’s at. The Kia Soul, after all, is the only one of the box vehicles from the early 2000s to survive. This is due, in large part, to the relentless focus the designers and engineers at Kia have maintained on delivering more for less. While the Kia Soul competes with small SUV models like the Chevy Trax, Nissan Kicks and Toyota C-HR in terms of capability, it’s been able to compete with less expensive compact and subcompact models on price. (more…)

Kia’s Expansive Range of Crossovers Seemingly Does Everything

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
2020 kia sportage driving on bridge

2019 and 2020 Kia Crossovers

Due to their focus on questioning elements of the status quo that limit drivers’ expectations, Kia has recently garnered a reputation as a “challenger brand.” One of the most apparent ways this reputation manifests is their rejection of the “play it safe” mentality with which other manufacturers and brands have seemingly built and curated their lineups. (more…)

How Do Kia’s Newest Electric Vehicles Compare?

Friday, June 14th, 2019
2020 kia soul ev profile by solar chargers

2019 Kia Niro EV Vs. 2020 Kia Soul EV

Whether you’re invested for reasons of environmental consciousness or simply love the idea of instant torque and never having to set foot in a fuel station again, electric vehicles seem to be a good part of the future of mass-market automotive transportation. (more…)