2016 Kia Soul Base vs. 2016 Kia Soul Plus vs. 2016 Kia Soul Exclaim Tampa Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

One thing that all Kia Souls have is style. You don't need anthropomorphic hamsters to tell you that this is one youthful, useful vehicle, with the space of a midsize sedan and the pizzazz only a one-of-a-kind boxy shape can give you. But whether you are looking at a 2016 Kia Soul Base or 2016 Kia Soul Plus or 2016 Kia Soul Exclaim model, available in the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL area, there are other great benefits these Soul trim levels all share.

For example, Kia's industry-leading warranty (10 years/100,000-mile limited powertrain, five years/60,000 bumper-to-bumper) will keep your parts replaced longer than the competition, and that applies to all Soul trim levels. Plus, the hatchback was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the seventh straight year.  In addition, the 2016 Kia Soul was named "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2016 Initial Quality Study*.

This is all well and good, you might say, but how I can pick the right Soul? Please stay with us for a few as we go over the features of all three trim levels for the 2016 Soul. We will give you a spoiler alert and let you know Friendly Kia's prices are the lowest in Florida and we have all models available for at least $5,000 less than the suggested retail price.

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2016 Kia Soul Base 2016 Kia Soul Plus (+) 2016 Kia Soul Exclaim (!)
Friendly Kia VIP Price: $11,670 Friendly Kia VIP Price: $14,170 Friendly Kia VIP Price: $16,070
MPG: 24 city, 30 highway MPG: 24 city, 31 highway MPG: 24 city, 31 highway
130 HP 164 HP 164 HP
No UVO, mood lighting, voice-command navigation Available UVO, mood lighting, voice-command navigation UVO, standard; available mood lighting, voice-command navigation

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Let’s start with the Base models, which have a formidable 61.3 cubic feet of cargo room in back, and a nice 24 mpg city, 30 mpg highway. This fun vehicle takes turns on a swivel, with a sedan-like 34.8 foot curb-to-curb turning circle, and has FlexSteer, which enables you to toggle between three drive modes: Normal, Comfort and Sport.

The next trim level up for the 2016 Soul is Plus, which ramps up the performance with 164 HP and ups the highway fuel economy to 31 mpg. Plus models also have available tech like voice-command navigation and UVO eServices so you can keep tabs on places of interest and have increased connectivity between your phone and your music. Finally, 2016 Soul Exclaim models come with the same power and fuel economy of the Plus models, but UVO eServices now comes standard and the seat trim gets an upgrade from cloth to leather, among other benefits of leveling up to the top of the line.

No matter which choice you make, the Kia Soul hamsters approve. And you get to enjoy a fuel-efficient, fun ride that has the versatility of an SUV but with looks all its own. We carry the Kia Soul at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take the Kia Soul for a test drive and fall in love today.

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*Disclaimer: The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact MPVs in the J.D. Power 2015-2016 Initial Quality Study. 2016 study based on 80,157 total responses, evaluating 245 models, and measures the opinions of new 2016 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

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