First post on the forum. I wanted to relate my experience from my test drive of the 2014 Soul with Exclaim trim and Whole Shebang pkg. I have not driven a Kia before including the Soul but have been looking at various models for a bit. Wife & I decided we wanted a 3rd car for run about duty and general fun. I am into all of the gadgets so of course the 2014 Soul caught my eye.
I drove a Soul with the Exclaim trim and Whole Shebang package. I also climbed all over it and explored just about everything. I loved everything about the vehicle and think it is a great fit for what we want but for one thing: engine noise. When I pressed on the accelerator the engine made a huge racket, it was very surprising. When I eased off the accelerator everything was quiet again but the engine noise was very off putting. Has anyone else noticed this? I am hesitating on ordering one based on this noise. I think Kia could have added more sound deadening to the firewall to compliment the rest of the car.
I found the level of equipment extraordinary and the fit/finish seemed quite high. But that loud engine noise at throttle has me worried.
The one I drove was Fathom Blue which I did not love. Leaning towards either Black or White (wish it was a pearl). Wife does not want Yellow though I do!