Is the Kia Soul AWD?

2020 Kia Souls Lined Up


Federal Way drivers love the unique personality of the Kia Soul, and it’s not hard to see why. The fact that the quirky Kia Soul is an SUV has led to many drivers asking us a simple question: is the Kia Soul AWD? The answer is no. As of right now, there is no Kia Soul AWD option.

Is the Kia Soul Front-Wheel Drive?

If the Soul isn’t all-wheel drive, you’ve got two options left: front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Like most vehicles, new Kia Soul models are front-wheel drive. If performance is your priority, though, the Soul offers some more options beyond AWD for life in Sumner or Puyallup

  • Most Kia Soul trims are equipped with a 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder engine capable of delivering 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque.
  • If you choose to upgrade to the GT Line or Turbo trim, your Kia Soul will have a 1.6L turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain generates up to 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.
  • Drivers who choose the base model will have their choice of a manual transmission or an intelligent variable transmission. The IVT is the standard option for most other Soul configurations.
  • The GT Line and turbo trims feature a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

If you are still more interested in a Kia AWD vehicle, you do have a couple of great options. There’s the Kia Sorento, the Kia Sportage, or the Kia Stinger.

Standout Safety Features on the Kia Soul

A common reason why many drivers are drawn to a vehicle with AWD is the added safety AWD provides when driving conditions are less than ideal. While the Soul does not have AWD, it does come with a wide range of safety features that give Auburn drivers peace of mind. Here are just a few standout safety features of the Kia Soul:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)

See the Soul in Person Today

If you have narrowed down your vehicle search to a new Kia Soul, we invite you to visit Sunset Kia of Auburn to set up a test drive. When you drive home a Kia Soul from Sunset Kia of Auburn, you can trust our Sunset Auto Family exclusives to get you more for your money. Who doesn’t like to get savings on essential maintenance (Oil Changes for Life) or a powertrain warranty for as long as you own the vehicle (Warranty Protection for Life)?

Contact us today to start your journey to the ownership of a new Kia Soul.

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