Is the Kia Soul AWD?

2023 Kia Soul on a Cliff


The Kia Soul is a compact crossover SUV that delivers strong performance specs, excellent gas mileage, and premium comforts and conveniences inside and out. Whether you’re running local errands, making your daily Cleveland commute, or heading out on a long-distance road trip, the Kia Soul can handle it with ease! One question we get a lot at Kia of Chattanooga is the following: is the Kia Soul all-wheel drive? There are plenty of Kia AWD vehicles, but unfortunately, the Kia Soul doesn’t offer it for the current model year. However, there’s still plenty to love about this sporty and stylish SUV – check out the guide below for more details!

Is the Kia Soul Front-Wheel Drive?

Yes, the Kia Soul comes standard-equipped with front-wheel drive, which usually provides plenty of traction for daily driving around Dayton as well as longer road trips. The Soul also packs plenty of engine power under the hood alongside outstanding gas mileage, leading to long-term savings at the gas pump! Here are all the relevant performance specs:

  • 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 147 horsepower
  • 132 lb-ft of torque
  • Intelligent variable automatic transmission
  • 28 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined

If you still find that you’d really prefer a Kia AWD model, you can choose the Sorento, the Sportage, or the Stinger. The Sportage and Sorento are SUVs, while the Stinger is a mid-size sedan, and all three come with all-wheel drive capability.

Kia Soul Safety Features

One of the reasons that drivers often choose all-wheel drive is that it provides an additional layer of safety on the road. There may not be a Kia Soul AWD model, but that doesn’t mean that the Soul is lacking in safety features! No matter which of the four trims you choose, you’ll enjoy the following features designed to make every ride as smooth and safe as possible:

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

If you upgrade to one of the upper-level trims, you’ll gain access to premium safety features like Smart Cruise Control, a Head-Up Display, LED headlights, and much more!

Find Your Ideal Next Ride at Kia of Chattanooga!

Now that we’ve answered questions like “is the Kia Soul front-wheel drive,” you might want to see how this SUV handles on the Ringgold, GA roads for yourself! Contact our office to see what we have available, then head to our dealership to set up a test drive around Ringgold, GA. You can also check out our model research hub for more information about the other vehicles in our current lineup.


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