2014 Kia Soul Gets the Kid Test and Dad Review Challange

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Are you looking for the perfect city commuter, or long distance road car? During our review of the 2014 Kia Soul! we found out that the fuel efficiency does not take away from the quickness and maneuverability of the Kia Soul. For a week we put the 2014 Kia Soul to the Kid Tested & Dad Reviewed challenge, and tell you what we think.

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2014 Kia Soul!

A few need to knows about the 2014 Kia Soul!, it has:

  • MPG 23 city / 31 highway
  • Engine 2.0 Liter
  • Horsepower 164
  • Power-Folding Outside Mirrors
  • UVO eServices
  • LED Front Positioning Lights and TaillightsKia Soul headlights
  • Steering Wheel Audio Control
  • USB/Auxiliary Input Jacks
  • BLUETOOTH® Wireless Connectivity
  • Leather Trim
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Panoramic Sunroof with Power Sunshade
  • 18″ Alloy Wheels
  • Active Eco System
  • And much more…

Kid Tested – 2014 Kia Soul

Now keep in mind that my daughters are between the ages of 4 to 10, and have been car enthusiast for quite sometime. So when I asked  what they liked most about 2014 Kia Soul!, they surprisingly responded with the Infinty/SirusXM radio. I was pretty curious why, so when I asked why the UVO powered radio, they likes “the way it sounds with their favorite songs”.

Four rich and dynamic speakers are paired with two A-Pillar-Mounted Tweeters that’ll help ensure your tunes have a crisp, defined top end. SiriusXM Satellite Radio offers a staggering amount of entertainment options, helping to make every drive enjoyable. SiriusXM Satellite Radio delivers over 130 channels, including 69 channels of 100% commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, and entertainment.

Which makes since because the Kia Soul! was purely designed to entertain your eyes and ears. The kids also enjoy the dancing rings around the speakers, and the panoramic sunroof.

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Dad Reviewed – 2014 Kia Soul

A lot of the key features mentioned above, are “bells and whistles” I look for in a new care today. With advancements in automobile engineering, is nice to see upgrades in newer models. With the 2014 Kia Soul! having everything with in reach from the drivers seat, I find that valuable. I felt comfortable driving and riding in the 2014 Kia Soul, as if I was in a luxury SUV.

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My top 10 reasons I loved driving the 2014 Kia Soul

  1. The compact design doesn’t lack style
  2. Heated and Cooled seats
  3. ECO Mode, saves me gas on demand
  4. Power up and down windows
  5. Accessory outlets
  6. Plenty of room in the back seat for 2 riders
  7. Allow wheels
  8. Dual Front Advanced Airbags
  9. HID, Projector Beam Headlights with Auto-Leveling
  10. The Kia Soul Hamster Crew (not included)

What do you think you would enjoy most about the 2014 Kia Soul!

About Colby

As the father of 5 and head of the household, I am often looking for the next best thing when it comes to my family. I enjoy trying new products and am excited about delving further into the tech world my wife and teens know so much about. You can also find me on Twitter: @dodomesticdad


  1. It would be so much fun testing these vehicles out. I like the looks of this one although with our family, we would need bigger and with a third seat

  2. Andrew Hall says:

    I think that the Kia Soul is a lot of car for the money!

  3. Heated seats too! …nice! Nice review, seems like a great value for the price.

  4. Julie Wood says:

    The Kia Soul is such a great looking car! They make Kia’s today that are well made and very roomy. I like the color of this car and would love to own one.

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