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    2014 Soul - US specs and features

    I've been able to compile this list from available info on the US model, that helps summarize it and you can use it as a reference till everything is revealed. The new vehicle won't be released somewhere from July to September and prices won't be available till closer those dates. This is what I've got so far with some reference to the 2013 model, you will also notice the fuel tank size has increased

    ************ verified against update as of September 26, 2013 ****************

    Engines:
    1.6L GDI
    HP: 130 @ 6300 (2013: 138 @ 6300)
    Torque: 118 @ 4850 (123 @ 4850)
    2.0L GDI
    HP: 164 @ 6200 (164 @ 6500)
    Torque: 151 @ 4000 (147 @ 4800)

    Fuel tank: 14.2 gal/ 54L (2013: 12.7 gal/48L)

    Turning circle – 34.8'

    Wheel/tires:
    Base: 16 x 6.5; 205/55R16; Kumho or Nexen
    Plus: 17 x 6.5; 215/55R17; Kumno or Nexen
    Exclaim: 18 x 7.5; 235/45R18; Kumho or Nexen

    Brakes:
    front: vented disc 11.0”
    rear: solid disc 10.3”

    Dimensions:
    Wheelbase: 101.2” (2013: 100.4)
    Length: 163” (162.2”)
    Width: 70.9” (70.3”)
    Height: 63.0” (63.4")
    Track front/rear: 62.0” (61.8”); 62.5” (62.5”)

    Legroom front: 40.9” (42.1”)
    legroom rear: 39.1” (39”)

    headroom front: 39.6” (40.2”)
    headroom rear: 39.5” (39.6”)

    shoulder room front: 55.5” (55.2”)
    shoulder room rear: 54.7” (55.1”)

    Cargo behind rear seat: 18.8 w/under tray; 24.2 without
    Cargo with rear seat down: 49.5 cu. ft. w/under tray, 61.3 without
    Passenger Volume: 101.0 cu. ft. (96.8 with panoramic sunroof)
    Last edited by conwelpic; 09-28-2013 at 04:02 PM. Reason: added track specs, update with more details
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    2.0L, leather, power-folding mirrors, cooling glove box, auto climate, smart key/push-button start, heated steering wheel

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    2014 Soul - US Base model

    ************ update as of October 3, 2013 ****************

    Base (standard features)
    • 1.6L GDI
    • 6 speed manual
    • 16” tires w/wheel covers
    • roof rack ready (mounting points)
    • rear privacy glass
    • dual body-coloured power adjustable heated mirrors
    • body-coloured exterior door handles
    • variable intermittent windshield wipers
    • AM/FM/MP3 audio system w/6 speakers
    • SirusXM satellite radio w/fee 3-mo. Subscription
    • USB/auxiliary input jacks
    • Bluetooth wireless technology
    • steering-wheel mounted audio control buttons
    • trip computer
    • outside temperature display
    • air conditioning (manual)
    • power windows
    • power door locks
    • tilt and telescopic steering column
    • FlexSteer driver-selectable steering assistance
    • dual 12V power outlets
    • dual map lights w/sunglasses holder
    • cloth seat trim
    • 6-way manual adjustable driver's seat
    • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/adjustable rear headrests
    • dual front advanced airbags
    • dual front seat-mounted airbags
    • full-length side curtain airbags
    • front and rear 3-point seat belts
    • front seat-belt pretensioners
    • height-adjustable front seat-belt anchors
    • 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Brake Assist System (BAS)
    • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
    • Hill Start Assist control (HAC)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • front and rear crumple zones
    • side-impact door beams
    • lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH)

    BASE (optional features) - AT only
    • 6 speed automatic transmission with sportmatic and active Eco
    • 16" tires with alloy wheels
    • cruise control with steering wheels controls
    • remote keyless entry
    • rear-seat center armrest with cup holders (late availability)
    • center console armrest and storage
    • illuminated ignition cylinder ring
    Last edited by conwelpic; 10-04-2013 at 03:55 AM. Reason: revised info from Kia

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    2014 Soul - US Plus model

    ************ verified against update as of September 26, 2013 ****************

    Plus (standard features add to base or replace)
    • 2.0L GDI
    • 6 speed automatic transmission w/sportmatic and active eco
    • 17” alloys
    • outside mirrors turn-signal indicator
    • cruise control
    • remote keyless entry
    • cargo 12V power outlet
    • centre console w/armrest and storage area
    • rear-seat center armrest with cup holders

    Plus (optional features)
    • ISG (idle, stop and go)
    • panoramic sunroof with power sunshade (replaces roof rack ready)
    • front fog lights
    • auto-on/off headlights
    • HD Radio
    • UVO eServices
    • 8” Navigation with rear-view camera
    • Infinity audio system
    • front speaker lamps
    • automatic temperature control with cluster ionizer
    • push-button start w/smart key
    • immobilizer
    • heated steering wheel
    • leather seat trim
    • 10-way power adjustable drivers seat
    • ventilated front seats
    • heated front seats and rear seat cushions (outboard)
    • leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
    Last edited by conwelpic; 09-29-2013 at 02:46 PM. Reason: updated details
    2.0L, leather, power-folding mirrors, cooling glove box, auto climate, smart key/push-button start, heated steering wheel

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    2014 Soul - US Exclaim model

    ************ verified against update as of September 26, 2013 ****************

    Exclaim (standard features add to Plus or replace)
    • 18” alloys
    • body coloured fascia accents
    • projector low beam headlights
    • LED positioning lights
    • LED rear taillights
    • front fog lights
    • auto-on/off headlights
    • power folding side-view mirrors
    • UVO eServices with rear-view camera
    • auto-dimming rearview mirror
    • cooling glove box
    • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat
    • leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob

    Exclaim (optional features)
    • panoramic sunroof (replaces roof rack ready)
    • HID headlights
    • HD Radio Technology
    • 8” navigation
    • Infinity audio system
    • front speaker lamps
    • supervision meter cluster with 4.2” TFT LCD display
    • automatic temperature control with cluster ionizer
    • push button start with smart key
    • immobilizer
    • heated steering wheel
    • leather seat trim
    • ventilated front seats
    • heated front seats and rear seat cushions (outboard)
    Last edited by conwelpic; 09-29-2013 at 02:53 PM.
    2.0L, leather, power-folding mirrors, cooling glove box, auto climate, smart key/push-button start, heated steering wheel

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    Leather, push button start and navi available on the Plus is a a first. Roof rack ready obviously gives the option of one without the panoramic sunroof.
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    What is the "FlexSteer driver-selectable steering assistance"

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    wow if this feature list is legit and the price for the different trims stay relatively the same, then Kia is really bring on the premium features to the Soul at bargain prices. But I suspect the price will probably go up, 2014 plus without optional features will probably be closer to $20K MSPR (similar to 2013 plus with UVO package).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lifeguard Soul View Post
    What is the "FlexSteer driver-selectable steering assistance"
    its on some of the Hyundai products and coming out on the new Kia products - on the new 2014 Rondo and the Forte sedan in the EX model. You can select from three settings how you want the steering to feel - normal, sport, and comfort.
    Last edited by conwelpic; 03-27-2013 at 07:50 PM.
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    What's under the skin on the 2014 Soul:
    • 2.4” wider opening of the lift gate
    • will be available in 7 new exterior hues including the two at NY Solar yellow and Inferno Red
    • ideas taken from the Track'ster – large trapezoidal lower air intake and fog light location and the and the “floating” body color panel inset into the lift gate and also lifting as many of the Track'ster's circular interior reference points as possible
    • liberal use of expansion foam thoroughly fills body cavities, reducing outside wind and road noise
    • reinforced isolation pad in the cargo area and poly-urethane-layered carpet helps reduce overall interior noise levels by approximately 3 decibels.
    • Built on a all-new chassis that is nearly 29% stiffer than before
    • strengthening the body at key connection points along the cowl, upper and lower B-pillars, cross members and at the C-pillars
    • fully 66% of the chassis utilizes either Ultra High Strength Steel (35%) or high strength Steel (31%)
    • A-pillar is 0.8” narrower for improved outward visibility
    • application of structural adhesive around the door openings and along the roof also helps improve torsional rigidity
    • heavily revised front and rear suspension, the front sub-frame utilizes four bushings to reduce ride harshness and impact booms over rough pavement
    • the stabilizer bar has been moved rearward on the McPherson strut front suspension, while the steering box has been moved forward, lending better balance and subsequently improved handling and benefits to on-center feel
    • one-piece steering gear housing is stronger (current two piece), improving steering response and reducing impacts felt through the wheel
    • optional Flex Steer, allow the driver to select 3 distinct steering settings – comfort, normal and Sport
    • shocks on the rear torsion bar suspension have been turned vertically and lengthened allowing for more suspension travel and improving ride comfort
    • 2.0L NU power plant is updated with GDI technology
    • both engines have been tuned to provide more low-end torque (9% more torque at 1500 rpm on the 2.0L and 5% more on the 1.6L)
    Last edited by conwelpic; 03-29-2013 at 04:23 PM. Reason: added missing information
    2.0L, leather, power-folding mirrors, cooling glove box, auto climate, smart key/push-button start, heated steering wheel

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    GDI on both engines... And apparently, it offers no benefit to the 2.0L as the HP and torque are pretty much identical to the MPI version.

    The new UVO is supposed to be pretty nice. The expansion foam is interesting. I wonder how much more solid sounding it is.

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