If you've been searching for a versatile and stylish new ride, the 2022 Kia Soul is sure to make a strong statement. Unmistakable on the roads of Nicholasville, Lexington, and Frankfort, KY, the Kia Soul will provide drivers with a premium experience behind the wheel.

Before you drive your Kia Soul home, though, you'll need to pick among its six available trims. Each trim offers unique benefits that could fit your wants and needs. So, how will you determine which one is best for you? Start with this 2022 Kia Soul trim level guide from our team at Car Town Kia!

Kia Soul LX

The Kia Soul LX is the base model within the 2022 Kia Soul lineup. Still, this trim comes with plenty of great amenities. For example, there's the 8-inch color touchscreen display. This multimedia system will make using your standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® features a breeze. These features can be controlled from the steering wheel.

This model also comes with woven cloth seat trim, improving your comfort and adding some style to the interior. The driver's seat can be adjusted six different ways, while the passenger seat can be adjusted four different ways. If you need to make some extra space, the rear seats can fold down, which creates 62.1 cubic feet of cargo room.

Across all Kia Soul models, including the LX, you'll have the convenience of Remote Keyless Entry, so you can stop fumbling around for your keys, especially when you're in a hurry.

For safety purposes, the Kia Soul LX comes equipped with many amazing standard safety technologies, including six airbags with rollover sensors, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and much more!

Stay on the road longer in the Kia Soul LX with its EPA-estimated 28 city/33 highway MPG and its 14.3-gallon fuel tank.* This ensures you can drive at least a few hundred miles before you'll need to go to the pump to refuel.

Kia Soul S

Next up, we have the Kia Soul S. This model will present a lot of the same great amenities you'll have in the Kia Soul LX. One area that sees a significant upgrade, though, is the seating. In the Soul S, your seat will be outfitted with premium tricot cloth seat trim, adding to your comfort.

Your seating behind the wheel will be enhanced even further with the addition of a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support. This will allow you to personalize your seating position and obtain premium comfort for your drive, whether it's an extended road trip or a quick trip to the grocery store.

The Kia Soul S also ups the ante on other important interior comfort features. This trim is the first of the bunch to offer Dual-Zone Automatic Climate control to keep you and all your passengers comfortable. This trim takes safety to new heights thanks to Blind Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Change Assist, and more!

Kia Soul GT-Line

The Soul GT-Line could be the trim for you if you're looking for great control on the go. This Kia vehicle comes with a D-shaped leather steering wheel. This feature is designed to provide enhanced control of the automobile while adding a sporty detail to the interior of this Kia crossover.

The Kia Soul GT-Line also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob to provide premium comfort. For even better performance, you can make use of Drive Mode Select, which will have you conquering the streets the way you've always envisioned.

You'll also want to make note of the exterior of this Soul trim. Coming with the exclusive GT-Line exterior appearance, this Soul provides a sporty stance. Some of these stylistic elements include:

  • Front and rear bumper fascia
  • Silver rear skid plate
  • Unique side sills with red accents
  • 18-inch sport alloy wheels
  • Power sunroof

And while the Kia Soul GT-Line looks a bit different, it offers the same dimensions as its sibling trims. In the front, you and your wingman will enjoy 39.4 inches of headroom and 41.1 inches of legroom. In the back, passengers will enjoy 39.5 inches of headroom and 38.8 inches of legroom. Total passenger volume tops out at 102.2 cubic feet.

You already know about the rear cargo room you'll get in the Kia when the rear seats are folded down. However, when those seats are upright, the dimensions will vary a bit. Without a dual-level cargo board, you'll have access to 24.2 cubic feet of space. With the dual-level cargo board, you'll have access to 23.4 cubic feet with the cargo board in the lower position and 18.7 cubic feet when the board is in the upper position.

Kia Soul X-Line

If you're looking for premium convenience, the Kia Soul X Line could be the trim option for you. Standard Remote Keyless Entry will ensure you'll have easy access to your Soul with the simple press of a button to unlock the doors.

In addition, you'll also enjoy the convenience of the folding key and illuminated ignition ring that will add ease to your driving experience. Do you hate driving in fog? The X-Line has fog lights that shine through the thickest of fog, making visibility better than ever.

One of the more unique features of the X-Line is available 2-tone paint. This is great for drivers who want to be the envy of the road with added style. These color combos include Cherry Black and Mars Orange as well as Cherry Black and Neptune Blue.

Kia Soul EX

Next up we have the Kia Soul EX. The Soul EX comes with a starting system that is upgraded further. The Smart Key with push-button start and an immobilizer as well as the remote start system will add to your convenience.

You'll also see some upgrades to your interior comfort in the Soul EX. The Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control system with Cluster Ionizer will work to keep the air in the cabin clean and at your desired temperature setting.

The EX also has a premium multimedia system: The 10.25-inch color touchscreen display arms your Kia Soul with a number of impressive amenities, including premium voice-command navigation. Additionally, this Kia features a wireless phone charger for seamless charging capabilities.

Premium tricot cloth seating and heated front seats will not only keep you comfortable throughout your drive but will also keep you warm and alert when it's cold or when you're feeling tired. For a smoother drive, you'll love the Intelligent Variable Transmission.

Kia Soul Turbo

The last trim option in the Kia Soul family is the Kia Soul Turbo. This model features many of the same multimedia features as the Soul EX but also comes with an upgraded sound system: the Harman Kardon® Audio System with Center Speaker, Subwoofer, and External Amplifier. So, you'll be able to listen to your playlists in crisp, clear tones.

Additionally, the Soul Turbo is the only Soul model with an upgraded engine. 














Kia Soul LX, S, GT Line, X-Line, EX



2.0L 4-cylinder



147 HP



132 lb-ft



Kia Soul Turbo



1.6L 4-cylinder with Turbocharger



201 HP



195 lb-ft


If you're looking for premium engine performance, the Kia Soul Turbo is definitely the trim for you. That's accentuated by the fact that the Kia Soul Turbo is the only trim to offer a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

Which Trim Is for You?

Now that you know more about each trim level available for the 2022 Kia Soul, you may have a better idea which one suits you. Still unsure which trim will be the best for driving around the Nicholasville, Lexington, and Frankfort, Kentucky, areas? Come into Car Town Kia for a tour and a test drive today!


* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle's condition.

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