What’s New on the 2021 Kia Soul?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at 8:28 pm
2021 Kia Soul white and red or orange parked on gravel in front of mountains

While almost all other crossovers share similar rounded, suburban design, there is one that bucks the trend all the way into 2021. While the design of the Soul wouldn’t exactly have been unusual back in 2010, it is a bit of a peculiarity today. After an update in 2020, the Kia Soul is still shaped strangely, but its front end and flat back roof look great. The 2021 model year saw other changes, and you can read about them below.

What Happened to the GT-Line Turbo Trim?

Back in 2020, the apex trim of the Kia Soul was called the GT-Line Turbo. The name was fitting because the trim had exclusive availability of a turbocharged engine, and it was based on the GT-Line trim, another trim in the lineup. For 2021 the name was simplified to ‘turbo,’ but drivers can still expect the same great performance out of it.

2021 Kia Soul Red driving away at angle
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Did the Suspension of the 2.0L X-Line and GT-Line Change?

The GT-Line and X-Line sit right in the middle of a list of Kia Soul trims. Due to their sporty nature, the 2021 model year sees improvements to the suspension of these trims for a smoother ride. This is a welcome change, as the 2020 model year versions of these trims felt rickety and owners wanted something better.


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What Trims of the 2021 Kia Soul Have a Rear Occupant Alert?

The 2021 Kia Soul may be known for its design and interior conveniences, but these are not the only reasons to like it. While there was a rear occupant alert system in the 2020 model if you had the right trim, Kia has now made it a standard feature. Kia is big on safety, and this is part of an effort to make sure everyone who gets in the car gets out at the right time.

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