The 2010 Kia Soul has been named one of the ten best Back-to-School cars for the second year in a row by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, although last year it was the 2009 Kia Soul that got the nod. The Kia Soul is an award-winner for its eye-catching style, roomy interior, safety features, fuyel efficiency, and a pricetag that starts at just under $14,000 for the basic model. Those are the kind of features that make it popular with college students, high school students, and their parents, too.
It’s just the latest award for the 2010 Kia Soul. The model also has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That’s an important measurement , indicating a car does well in front-back crash tests and side-impact crash tests. The Kia Soul also is on the list of “Best Family Cars for 2010” by Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine, “Best Hatchback of 2010” by Cars.com, “2010 Top Cars for Families” by Motherproof.com, and 2010 “Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.
A popular feature for the back to school crowd is the Soul’s audio upgrade package, which adds a center speaker, subwoofer, external amplifier and speaker lights that pulse to the beat of the music. That turns the Kia Soul into a private party lounge on four-wheels.