2021 Kia Soul Trim Levels

2021 Kia Soul red and white parked on gravel overcast

The 2021 Kia Soul is a peculiar little vehicle. The last few years have gone by with the Kia Soul changing a little or a lot each time. For 2021, the vehicle changes are more subtle. Although one trim seems to be new, it is actually just renamed. The GT-Line Turbo is now simply called the Turbo.

The Suspension for the X-Line and GT-Line trims has been updated, but a rear occupant alert system has been added for all trims, but besides that, the 2021 Kia Soul is mostly the same as it was in 2020. Each of the six trims are listed below in this chart, including two highlights that may refer to standard or available features.

Trim Level

Highlight 1

Highlight 2

LX Automatic or Manual Transmission 7-Inch Color Touch-Screen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®
S Blind Spot Detection Technology 16-Inch Alloy Wheels
GT-Line GT-Line Exterior Appearance Including Red Accent Trim 18-Inch Alloy GT-Line Wheels
X-Line 18-Inch Alloy X-Line Exclusive Wheels Available Two-Tone Paint
EX UVO Link with Navigation and 10.25-Inch Touch-Screen Power Sunroof with Manual Sunshade
Turbo 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbo Engine with 201 Horsepower 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission with Paddle Shifters

Trim Level Comparison

Deciding on a trim should be made easier with some insight into the major highlights. The LX is obviously best for penny-pinchers, but the S is a strong contender for those who might want to pitch in a little more for enhanced safety technology. The GT-Line should draw in those who like its sporty-looking exterior and larger wheels. The X-Line competes with the GT-Line for similar reasons, but the starting MSRP is identical. Choose the EX for most of the best interior features without paying for the enhanced powertrain of the Turbo. The turbocharged engine in the turbo will pull in its own crowd like a magnet.

Other Features Available on the 2021 Kia Soul Turbo

  • Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
  • Head-Up Display
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Harman/Kardon® Audio System with Speaker Lights
  • Auto Emergency Braking & Warning
  • And More!