Kelley Blue Books KBB.com announced their annual 10 Best Back-To-School Cars list just in time for the beginning of the new school year. KBB gave the coveted first place spot to the award-winning 2012 Kia Soul, touting its low price tag, roomy interior and singular looks as the main reasons college students would benefit from owning a Soul.
The Soul placed first above its main rivals, including the Fiat 500, the Ford Fiesta, the Honda Fit, and the Mazda3. For a car to be considered, it had to cost less then 16,000, making it an affordable choice for a college student.
The Kia Soul has an affordable base price of 14,400. It offers impressive specifications for a compact multi-purpose vehicle, including 138 horsepower and a 6-speed manual transmission. Other specifications include a 1.6 liter engine, front-wheel drive and a fuel economy of 27mpg (city) and 35 mpg ( highway).
The Soul grabbed the attention of J.D. Power and Associates in 2012. The marketing research firm ranked the Soul highest in its class based on customer
satisfaction, product quality and buyer behavior.
This Norfolk Kia dealer offers the Soul in a variety of color options, including alien (green) and molten (red). The 2012 model has several upgrades on the 2011, including enhanced power, better fuel economy and improved responsiveness. Options on the Soul include auto-off headlights, premium UVO powered by Microsoft Infotainment Systems, rear-camera display and heated front seats.
Buyers interested in the Kia Soul can test drive one at this Norfolk Kia dealer. Stay updated with Casey Kias news and offers on their Facebook and Twitter pages, or subscribe to their blog for more information.
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