This summer I tested out the 2013 Kia Soul for a week. My husband and I took it for a long weekend to Jekyll Island, Ga. And we felt like the cool kids we once were. This car is for hipster moms and dads who dig technology and are looking to get out of the family car rut.
The Kia Soul seats five comfortably and is very roomy. Two car seats fit well in the backseat with enough room for a 3rd person to sit in between. I love how it hugs the road and gives riders a sporty thrill zooming down the highway.
From the unusual color (this one is called Alien Green) to the sleek lines and the 21st century extras, like iPod connectors and a GPS with real time traffic, the Kia Soul stands out from the crowd. It is affordable for most with the base model starting around $14,000, but also gives you the option of adding all the extra bells and whistles to customize the car as you see fit. The one I had was top of the line, with just about everything from navigation to Sirius/XM to leather seats and push button start. It was nice...to say the least.
The Kia Soul is chic but it's a smart buy, too. With great fuel economy, around 25 MPG, and high marks from the National Highway/Traffic Safety Administration, this car is great for families on several levels. It has a bigger than expected trunk and the rear seats can fold down for extra space. And the little things, like having cup holders for every seat, shows Kia knows how to pay attention to detail.
For anyone looking for a family car that still looks cute, with or without a kid or two in the car, the Kia Soul may be for you. Check it out! (You can read more at MamaliciousMaria.com)