Disclosure: I was provided with this car to test drive for one week, all opinions are my own.
So for the past week I’ve been test driving the new 2014 KIA Soul, you know.. the hamster car? I got so excited when I found out we were getting that model, :). I thought I was completely in love with our Hyundai, until they came to take back the KIA. It was so sad seeing it go! We had an amazing week driving it and checking it out. This Kale Green colored beauty was so much fun to drive and was loaded with tech!
The inside of this car was gorgeous, it was by far the fanciest car I have ever driven. It had everything! Even heated (and cooled) seats! I mean, come on. You can make your seat COLD! The screens were top-notch and the sunroof blew my 2 year old’s mind. He loved it (Click here to see a video).
Here are just a few of the specs:
- UVO Powered by Microsoft w/ Rear camera display
- USB and Auxiliary Input Jacks
- Bluetooth Wireless Technology
- Remote Keyless entry
- Heated AND cooled seats!
- Leather seats
- Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating
- LCD Display
I mean, isn’t it beautiful? And it drove so smooth – it really was fun taking it out at night because the interior of the car would light up with the music you were playing! Very cool! We took our car all over for the week – to the park, the grocery store, William drove it to work, we just wanted to drive it everywhere! One of the main benefits of this car is the safety, I felt incredibly comfortable driving around with my kids, and that’s huge. Like I mentioned before, it’s got an overall 5-star crash safety rating.
Driving this car for one week has made me re-think what I’d like in an automobile. The next car we get just might be this one, that’s how much we loved it!
So, what do you think?
Is this a car that you would like to drive?
I have the keyless entry on my car currently and I don’t think I could ever have anything else now! It is so nice, especially when carrying, kids, groceries whatever, to and from the car. So fun you got to drive it for a week. Sounds like an awesome car.
Yes! It’s amazing! I was really confused when I was handed the “keys” – but it’s so easy!
Wow! It sounds sounds like a great drive and it is BEAUTIFUL! My Explorer SportTrac is like 10 years old now. I do need an upgrade…. 🙂
Oh, if you drove the SOUL you would want it immediately! I was so sad to see it go!
we are currently looking for another car. we are going to sell our minivan. I guess i will need to try this one out. I have always had a secret crush on kia’s. that color is so my jam! thanks for sharing an honest review!
The color is called “Kale Green” and it’s gorgeous in person! You should definitely check out the SOUL!
I would LOVE to drive this! I love the rear view camera. I honestly get out of my car like seven times when I parallel park because I’m so scared of bumping into the car behind me haha
Haha! Yeah, this would be perfect for you! It makes me want to get a camera installed in our Hyundai! LOL
I love this car! I think it may be my next one !!!! I truly think these are nice cars to own:)
They are just SO much fun to drive and the design is stunning! I want one too! 🙂
I love the hamster commercial! I’ve never driven a Kia before but this car sounds really nice!
Me too! It’s such a fun commercial 🙂 You need to drive a KIA!
Sweet ride! That looks so awesome! I wanna try the music lights! Glad you were able to have fun with that car for the week.
They were so much fun! Such a cool feature! 🙂
Okay, that is awesome that you got to test drive that! one of my friends has a kia soul and absolutely loves it! I’ve got a Hyundai Sontana and I’m a little too attached to mine as well. That car and I have been through a lot!
I love my Hyundai too! But this KIA was just top-notch! I have never had so much fun driving a car!
Ohhhh it’s so fancy!!!! I want one!
I seriously need a new car and I’ve been thinking about checking out Kia. Both my mom and my MIL have Kia’s and really like them (My MIL likes hers so much that when someone hit her and totaled hers about a month ago, she immediately went on the hunt to find the exact same year/model she had to replace.)
Wow, really? That’s love right there! I have heard lots of love from KIA owners!
I have a Kia Sorento and love it!
I’ve never driven the Sorento but it looks like such a cool car!
The inside is AWESOME!
I know, right? SO cool!
The inside looks SO nice!!! That’s awesome that you got to test drive one! 🙂
Doesn’t it look great? I loved the leather seats!
What a great car! We’ll have to keep it mind when we’re shopping for a new one soon!
Ooh, that’s exciting! Car shopping is so much fun!
I love Kias! The Soul is such a great, fun car to drive. A lot of my family members own one and love it!