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2013 Kia Soul Review: A New Way to Roll #KiaSoulReview

Have I ever told you how much I love a red car? Between my husband and I, I have owned 3 red cars. My current car is white, but that’s because it was the only color available when we were shopping. Just last week, the hubs and I decided to ditch the kids for 5 days and headed to the Bay Area for a chiropractic conference, and then to Disneyland. We flew into Los Angeles and were greeted by this super cute 2013 Kia Soul. When I saw this car sitting in the parking lot, I squealed with excitement. (The picture above is at an overlook on Mulholland Dr. in Beverly Hills)

You can also read my 2014 Kia Soul Review.

The 2013 Kia Soul has so many neat features, and is the most high tech car I have driven. The first thing I noticed when I got into the car, after the leather interior, was that it didn’t take a key to start the car! All you had to do was hold down a button, and the engine fired up. Before leaving the parking structure, I took advantage of the in-car GPS: Navigation w/SiriusXM Traffic & Rear-Camera Display. This is the coolest navigation system I have seen. You can have the directions said to you aloud, just like other GPS’s, but it will also beep as your exit, or turn, is upon you, to make sure you don’t miss it. You can also choose to have the navigation display what dining, hotels, gas, etc., are in your path. Then of course, there is the rear-camera display, which comes up when you are backing up. You can see exactly what is behind you before making that move.

Once we got on the road, I noticed the speakers – oh boy, the speakers! The 2013 Kia Soul has the option of the Infinity car audio systems w/ Center Speaker, Subwoofer, External Amplifier and Speaker Lights. While driving, I noticed the speakers lighting up with the subwoofer, and I just thought to myself how much my kids would love that feature!

The Kia Soul does not have a lot of storage space in the back, but it makes up for it in leg and head room. The back seat riders do not have to suffer with cramped leg space and head space. This must be an extra bonus of the squarish shape of the car.


As a mother, I can’t forget to take notice of the safety aspects of the Kia Soul. Although I didn’t have my kids with me on this trip, safety is still a consideration. Just look at that picture above – how can you get much safer than that in a car? From front to back and top to bottom, the Soul is engineered to help enhance everyone’s well-being.

2013 Kia Soul Review: A New Way to Roll

The 2013 Soul is the highest ranked compact multi-purpose vehicle in initial quality – by J.D. Power and Associates. The 2013 Kia Soul was a very smooth ride, and a new way to roll. I mean, how fun is this – I got hubby to snap a picture of my outside my cute car on Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills!!


I was provided with the 2013 Kia Soul, while on vacation, to facilitate my review. All opinions

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