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The Kia Soul is getting a few updates for what is largely a carryover model year following the redesign for 2021.

According to Kia Motors America, sales of the Soul are up nearly 20% year-over-year so they’re taking a bit of an “if it ain’t broke” approach this time around. The 2022 Kia Soul has some minor visual enhancements, most notably the new Kia badge on the hood, liftgate, and center wheel caps.

2022 Kia Soul Interior | Source: Kia Motors America

S, X-Line, GT-Line Updates:

  • Standard 10.25-inch display screen with navigation.
  • Dual automatic climate control.
  • Push-button start with engine immobilizer.
  • Wireless smartphone charger and dual USB chargers.

LX Updates:

  • Manual transmission is discontinued.
  • New LX Technology Package includes 16-inch alloy wheels and bundles several advanced driver-assistance systems, including: Blind Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.
  • A standard 8-inch display screen replaces last year’s 7-inch version.

Kia has also introduced a new color for the LX, S, and EX variants with Steel Gray replacing Sparkling Silver.

Pricing this year ranges from $19,190 for the base model LX with a 2.0L I4 engine to $27,790 for the top-level Turbo 1.6T Turbo I4. Full specs and details can be viewed at kia.com.

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