2021 Kia Soul LX

2021 Kia Soul red and white parked on gravel overcast

Kia gave a huge break to young drivers, college students, and budget car shoppers all at once with the Kia Soul. Although boxy little crossovers have faded out of popularity, the Kia Soul survives the changing times thanks to a constant effort to improve its design while keeping its price low. The most wallet-friendly trim of the 2021 Kia Soul is the LX.

Thanks to the 2021 Kia Soul LX, shoppers have the ability to get into a Kia for a starting MSRP of only $17,590. That doesn’t mean the LX is stripped of all modern features, actually, the LX has an infotainment system, a backing camera, and more. In short, the 2021 Kia Soul LX supplies its owner and passengers with features that would have only been a distant dream a decade ago, and for a simple low price. There’s only one catch for a lot of young drivers, this price is only possible with the manual transmission. For more specifications and feature details, refer to the following chart.


Safety Features

Interior Technology

2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Compatibility
147 Horsepower Dual Front Advanced Airbags and Seat-Mounted Side Airbags Bluetooth® Wireless Connectivity and USB Audio Input/ Charging Port
132 lb-ft of Torque Tire-Pressure Monitoring System Power Door Locks and Windows with Driver-Side One-Touch Up/Down
6-Speed Manual Transmission Electronic Brake-Force Distribution and Anti-Lock Brake System Remote Keyless Entry

Trim Level Analysis

The 2021 Kia Soul LX is one of the lowest starting prices out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone. It is a subcompact, and although the cargo space is nice thanks to the high, long roof, it isn’t great for a full load of people. College students who can drive a manual will find it perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle, especially with dorm living. Young couples might find it great if their only back passengers are dogs, or the occasional friend or two. The other trims aren’t any larger, but they do come with more features, which some might prefer.

Trim Levels of the 2021 Kia Soul

  • Kia Soul LX
  • Kia Soul S
  • Kia Soul GT-Line
  • Kia Soul X-Line
  • Kia Soul EX
  • Kia Soul Turbo