The Kia Soul is proof that you never have to give up your sense of fun. Of course, it helps that the Soul is packed with an array of practical features and dependable performance that make it a solid pick for your everyday vehicle. Needless to say, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the 2016 Soul has once again been named one of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com.

This is the fifth year in a row that the Soul has been so honored. With a starting price of $15,900,* the 2016 Soul comes in well-under the cut-off point for this particular honor. For that price, customers can enjoy the Soul's wagon-based versatility, impressive passenger volume, and useful features--and do so with a smile on their face.

“The Soul’s fun and funky personality is infectious, and the fact that it’s been a mainstay on Kelley Blue Book’s list of 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 is a clear indication that the Soul offers the perfect blend of style and substance,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning KMA.

The 2016 Soul offers even more for customers to love. The new Designer Package features a dynamic two-tone paint scheme with other unique features, while the Umber Color Package now includes HID projector headlights.

Along with its fun design, the Soul also offers some powerful technology. New for 2016 are two available features: Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). These driver assistance features are included in the new Premium Package, which also features:

  • navigation
  • upgraded Infinity® audio
  • string-LED front speaker mood lighting
  • panoramic sunroof
  • ventilated front driver and passenger seats plus seat heaters for all outboard positions
  • and more

The Soul is available now at Kia of South Austin and makes for one cool addition to your daily commute. Schedule your test drive today.

*Starting price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See 'Trims' section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

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