The KIA Soul stands out as a top choice among compact SUVs, renowned for its boxy design and impressive value proposition, starting at under $21,000. The 2025 KIA Soul will continue to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors, and we hope the Korean automaker will introduce some interesting changes for the upcoming model. The third generation was introduced in 2020, so we guess that KIA is preparing a mid-cycle refresh for the upcoming model.
Under the hood, we don’t expect big changes. It will still run on the same platform with the same engine lineup.
The base mill will be a 1.4-liter turbo engine that will produce up to 140 horsepower. And top-tier trims will get a 2.0-liter inline-four engine that will produce up to 195 horsepower. The power will be delivered to the front wheels through an intelligent variable automatic transmission.
The latest news suggests that the upcoming 2025 KIA Soul can get an electric powertrain, and that can be the biggest change for the upcoming model.
2025 KIA Soul Redesign
We don’t expect big changes for the upcoming model. Probably, the 2025 KIA Soul will receive mild changes just to make this model fresh and interesting for potential buyers.
The front fascia should receive a new grille design and new, more aggressive-looking headlights.
Also, the rear light group will follow the 2025 redesign, and we expect to see small changes on the front and rear bumpers. Probably the biggest changes will be the new interior color and new 17- and 18-inch rim designs.
This model will stay boxy, and KIA will continue the same design principle as previous models. Soul will stay attractive for younger buyers who want a cheap small SUV that is comfortable and well-equipped for its price range.
Kia Soul Electric
The most interesting change for the 2025 model is the introduction of a fully electric Soul. The EV variant will be based on a new platform with a newly developed engine under the hood. Probably, KIA will use a dual-engine setup that will produce around 250 horsepower. This model will have a range of up to 280 miles, and it will support a fast charging option. The fast charging option will allow drivers to charge the 2025 KIA Soul EV for up to 80 miles of range in under 15 minutes.
This model will have a unique interior and exterior. The exterior will lose its boxy shape and become more aerodynamic, and the interior will become more luxurious. Also, KIA will introduce advanced tech and safety features in this model, including a 10-inch touchscreen. Premium leather seats with heating and venting options on the front row, and on the second row, we will get just heating.
Depending on the trim level, the interior of the new 2025 Kia Soul will range from a pretty basic one to one of the best equipped in its class. The base equipment will include an 8.0-inch screen for the infotainment system. All modern connecting options, like Apple Car Play and Android Auto, have options for Bluetooth connections and wifi hotspots. Standard leather seats have a heating option. The 2025 model will get dual climate control as standard. The premium trims will get an 11-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. That screen will offer a navigation system, a new version of KIA Connect software, and satellite radio. Wireless Charging Pad and Type C fast charging ports on the back. Leather-wrapped steering wheel and Gearshift Know will also be part of the standard equipment we will find on premium models.
The safety features that will be featured in this model are:
- Lane-following assistance
- Lane-keeping assistance
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Blind Spot Collision Warning
- Auto-Emergency Braking
Also, there will be some advanced driver assistance features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Keyless Entry
- Power Sunroof
- Powered LiftGate
The 2025 KIA Soul, as we can see, will have plenty of equipment in its class, and that equipment will make this SUV more interesting for potential buyers.
When can we expect the 2025 KIA Soul?
The official release date of the upcoming Soul is unknown at this moment. But based on rumors, we can guess that the new 2025 KIA Soul will be introduced at the end of 2024. With a starting price of $21.000 for base trims that will go up to $27.000 for top-tier trims, we can expect huge success from this model.
The EV Soul is expected to hit the market a little later than the standard model. The base price for this will start at $31.500 and go up to $35.000 for the most luxurious trim with a maximum capacity battery pack.
The competition for this model will be fierce. Jeep Renegade, Nissan Kicks, Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Kona, and Volkswagen Taos.