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Kia Soul

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Kia Soul


On the inside

Layout, finish and space

The Soul is enormous. on paper, this competes against the Juke, a car with a pathetic boot: here is its nemesis. The boot’s Focus-sized with the seats up and vast with them down, and those flat sides mean it swallows way more than a small car should. It’s also nice for passengers, who sit high, have a cracking view out and enjoy plenty of space (a longer wheelbase has boosted rear legroom).

Star of the more upmarket-looking dash is the new infotainment touchscreen fitted to upper-trim models, This previews the new generation of system coming to all Kias and it’s a cracker. Multi-colour speaker lighting that flashes in time to the music is, in contrast, crackers.