Kia Soul Towing Capacity
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- Manufacturer: Kia
- Data Source: Owner's Manual
You can find 63 different trims/engines for the Kia Soul and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.
The years available stretch from 2009 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.
The Kia Soul is a subcompact crossover SUV that was designed in California in 2005. Following three years of refinement, the Soul went on sale in 2008 and was subsequently marketed worldwide.
The original concept car was created by Mike Torpey who spent time at ‘Kia Korea’ working with employees to create an ideal family car. After watching a boar documentary, Torpey sketched a caricature of a boar wearing a backpack and used this as the basis of the outline of the vehicle. The combination of boar and backpack was supposed to represent the car's ruggedness (boar) and an urban vibe (backpack).
Almost as soon as the car went on sale, it was criticized for its cheap plastic aesthetic and poor interior. The general consensus led to Kia upgrading these elements within the first 12 months. The make-up of the car consisted of two front bucket seats and a folder rear bench seat; this allowed for flexibility between cargo and passengers.
The first models featured 6 speakers, iPod connectivity and Sirius Satellite Radio as standard. In 2010, Kia created three limited editions; Soul Denim, Soul Dragon and the Kia Soul Tiger.
2013 saw the second generation released at the New York Auto Show with a longer wheelbase and wider frame. There were three trim levels; Base, + (Plus) and ! (exclamation). The line went on sale a year later in Europe. The Soul now shared a platform with the second-generation Kia Ceed hatchback and was built from 60% ultra-high-strength steel for extra rigidity.
The third generation was revealed on the 21st November 2018 through teaser pictures; two engine variants were available, 2-liter and 1.6-liters in size, both being turbocharged.
Both electric and gasoline models were available and both were shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Soul was discontinued in South Korea in 2021 due to poor sales.