The Kia Soul just lost something that made it fun, its manual transmission. Kia has announced the updates to the 2022 Soul with the biggest change being that it’s dropped the manual, which means the Soul now comes standard with a CVT.
The 2022 Soul also gets Kia’s new logo. The base LX trim level now comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen, which replaces the smaller seven-inch screen. A new LX Technology package is also available, which adds: 16-inch wheels, a blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, forward collision alert and a driver attention warning system.
The S, X-Line and GT-Line versions come standard with a 10.25-inch display with navigation, dual automatic climate control, push button start, and a wireless charger.
Lastly the previous Steel Gray exterior color has been replaced with Sparkling Silver.
The 2022 Soul comes standard with a 2.0-liter with 147 horsepower, but there’s also the turbocharged 1.6-liter with 201 hp if you want to have more fun. The 1.6-liter is also mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 2022 Kia Soul starts at $20,635.