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Comparo

Kicks vs C-HR, Kona, Soul, HR-V and Renegade

Anyone else have "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People stuck in their heads? Well, you do now. I couldn't be the only one. Anyway, the 2018 Nissan Kicks is a thing. It replaces the Nissan Juke, which Mr. Stocksdale thought was a bad idea and Mr. Myself thought was a smart idea. Nevertheless, neither of us were especially pumped up by the Kicks.

Comparo

Kona vs HR-V vs Soul vs C-HR vs Crosstrek vs Renegade

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is the hottest new thing in the hottest new segment: subcompact crossovers. Or B-segment SUVs. Or whatever you might want to call this hodge-podge collection of vehicles of vaguely similar specs. Each is pretty much just a raised hatchback in some form (or literally in the case of one entry), skewing the increasingly vague line between car and SUV. If there was ever a segment that deserved the term "crossover" for more reasons than just its car-based unibody architecture, t

Spy Shots

Spy photos reveal more evolution than revolution. The hamsters should be pleased.

Will it be a better box?

Featured

What's the best car for $20,000? We chose a handful of desirable sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs to give you a good place to start your search.

First Drive

As the name suggests, the engine is the focus of this upgrade. And it's a successful one.

Official

But it only comes with a dual-clutch transmission

Throw in the best interior appointments and you have the best Soul you can buy.

Paris

Turbo model coming stateside previewed as the Soul SX in Paris

Sing it with us: just let your souuuul glow...

Followup

Hidden at the very end of the latest hamster video are the words "Turbo (Winter 2016)."

We've reached out to Kia to try and get confirmation about an upcoming Soul Turbo, after the company seemingly outed the new model in an ad last week.

Video

The bluegrass song gets a modern take meant to sell Souls. Oh, and hamsters.

The Kia Soul hamsters are back, they're plump, and they're turning an old Bluegrass tune into a party anthem.

Official

Kia now has permission to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in Nevada, and the company plans to start by experimenting with partially driverless tech. It wants to put some of these systems on sale by 2020.

Recalls

Kia will recall 256,459 units of the 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV because potential separation in the steering assembly can cause drivers to lose control.

Official

Eastern States Will Get Distribution In The Fourth Quarter This Year

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland will get the Kia Soul electric vehicle soon.

Video

A woman in Colorado finds a mechanic at Peak Kia North used her car as his own, put 200 miles on it in four days, and didn't fix the issue she took it in for.

Kia has updated its Soul EV range, adding the new entry-level EV-e trim, which reportedly slashes the price by some $2,000 before incentives.

Official

Soul EV Can Roam Pacific Northwest With Lots More DC Fast Chargers

Kia will add electric-vehicle charging stations at dealerships throughout Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Georgia as it gets ready to sell more Soul EVs.

Official

Kia is donating a Soul EV to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA, for the automaker's third year of partnering with the non-profit group. Last year, the company contributed two electric car charging stations.

Report

E-Mail to Prospective Customer Says Electric Vehicle May Hurt Environment More Than Helping It

Kia of Vancouver dealership managers question Soul EV's financial and environmental benefits.

Video

A sinkhole in New Jersey opened up on a quiet neighborhood street Tuesday morning, swallowing a car whole and sending three families fleeing from their homes.

Recalls

The Kia Soul – in both gasoline and electric variants – is being recalled due to accelerator pedals that may bend or break. A total of 208,858 vehicles are affected.

Teased

Kia releases a second teaser of the Soul-based electric all-wheel-drive concept it's bringing to the Chicago Auto Show next week, and tells us it'll be called the Trail'ster.