Kia has unveiled the 2023 Soul, which has received a facelift that includes updated styling, updated tech and a simplified lineup.
On the outside the 2023 Soul gets a new front fascia with a new grille and redesigned headlights and fog lights. At the rear the taillights have been redesigned, while new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels top off the updates. There are also new two-tone paint options: Clear White with Fusion Black roof, and Surf Blue with a Fusion Black roof.
For the 2023 model year, the Soul gets a simplified trim lineup, which includes LX, S, EX, GT-Line, GT-Line Tech. The X-Line and Turbo trim levels have been discontinued. For the base model there’s a new LX Technology Package that adds Blind Spot Collision Avoidance (BCA), Rear Cross Collision Avoidance (RCCA), and 16-inch alloy wheels. The available GT-Line Technology Package adds a Harmon/Kardon audio system, LED speaker lights, heated front seats, a navigation system , a power driver seat and electronic parking brake.
A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard on all but the LX trim level.
On the safety front, the 2023 Soul now comes standard with forward collision avoidance, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, lane departure warning, automatic high beams and rear occupant alert.
Since the turbocharged Soul has been discontinued, the only engine available is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, that’s mated to a CVT.