Kia has announced pricing for the 2023 Soul. The lightly refreshed subcompact crossover starts at $21,085 after destination, and will go on sale later this summer.
The Soul comes in five trims for the 2023 model year: LX, S, EX, GT-Line, and GT-Line Tech. Kia discontinued the X-Line and Turbo trims, but says that the remaining variants get many of the same features. All trims come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission is the only option. Details on hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric variants have not yet been released.
Exterior updates for 2023 include a new grille with available LED headlights and fog lights. The crossover gets fresh daytime running lights and rides on new 17- and 18-inch wheel designs. A pair of unique two-tone color options joins the lineup for 2023 as well: white with a black roof and blue with a black roof.
A 10.25-inch infotainment display is standard for all but the base LX trim, and navigation comes as part of the package. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, and the GT-Line Technology Package adds a host of features, including a subwoofer with external amplifier, a Harman Kardon audio system, and the famous multi-colored LED speaker light rings from the original Soul television commercials.
To improve safety for the new model year, Kia made advanced driver aids standard for all trims. The list includes forward collision warnings with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist and lane following assist, driver attention warnings, lane departure warnings, automatic high beams, and rear seat alerts.
The Soul LX starts at $21,085, which includes a $1,295 destination charge. The Soul S starts at $23,585, the Soul GT-Line at $24,685, and the Soul EX starts at $25,385.