Since the very beginning, the Kia Soul has stood out in a crowd. This iconic Kia crossover has been an identifier for the Kia brand, and it remains one of the most popular vehicles from the manufacturer. An icon in the crossover segment, this fun, yet functional, Kia delivers in every category at every trim level. The Soul provides practicality, athleticism, convenience, and comfort.
For the 2020 model year, the Kia Soul lineup received an upgrade. Redesigned to bear a new face and a sportier appearance, the Soul brought a lot of fresh new features to the playing field. The 2020 Soul provides shoppers with even more options thanks to its six-trim lineup, two of which have caught our attention the most. The Soul GT-Line and the GT-Line Turbo share similar names yet bring a variety of different features and systems. Let’s see how the two compare on paper below!
2020 Kia Soul GT-Line
2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo
|2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine||Engine||1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine|
|147 horsepower | 132 pound-feet of torque||Power Specs||201 horsepower | 195 pound-feet of torque|
|Intelligent Variable Transmission||Transmission||7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with Paddle Shifters|
|7-inch touchscreen display||Infotainment Center||10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation|
|AM/FM/MP3 6-Speaker Audio System||Audio System||Harman/Kardon® Audio System|
|Premium Cloth||Seat Trim||Synthetic Leather and Cloth|
|Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Technology, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist||Safety Technology||Head-Up Display, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Technology, Driver Attention Warning, High Beam Assist|
|5 monotone colors, 3 two-tone colors||Color Options||5 monotone colors|
Looking at names alone we would think the only difference between the Soul GT-Line and the Soul GT-Line Turbo is its engine. But when we look closely it’s clear that the GT-Line brings a dash of added sophistication and class.
The 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line will appeal to the masses. For an affordable cost, shoppers can get behind this classic Soul model, equipped with an impressive powertrain, a generous infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, plus a lineup of safety features most shoppers would only find in top-tier competitors. The Kia Soul GT-Line checks all of the boxes for shoppers and does so while staying stylish, affordable, and practical.
The elite Soul GT-Line Turbo kicks it up a notch with over 200 horsepower beneath the hood, a 10.25-inch touchscreen navigation and infotainment system, an amplified Harman/Kardon® Audio System, and additional driver assistance features.
On paper these two models stand at two ends, however, any shopper would find comforts in both. The question of choosing between the two boils down to whether shoppers are looking for an extra kick of power and want a higher-end audio system. Both of these models offer standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity along with over 23 cubic feet of maximum storage space. Both trim levels are backed by the Kia brand’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and both will instill confidence in every driver.
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