I have a 2020 Soul and a firm ride is a NICE description. I put it on the tire type and size. When these small profile tires wear out, I'm going to give considerable thought to larger balloon type tires. I may be old school, but the new thin tires just don't look like a smooth ride.My wife's 2020 Soul X-Line has a pretty firm ride. It's certainly not pleasant on bumpy roads.