What Level of Engine Performance is Offered by the 2020 Kia Soul?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Soul on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 1:20 pm
Exterior view of a red 2020 Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul Engine Performance

The 2020 Kia Soul has finally arrived at dealerships throughout the country, including right here at Concord Kia! Are you wondering what level of performance the 2020 Kia Soul offers? If so, then you are sure to be impressed by what we are about to tell you! The 2020 Kia Soul is an excellent option for customers looking for a fuel-efficient, but fun-to-drive vehicle! Let’s explore the performance output offered by the two engine options available on the 2020 Kia Soul together!

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

The primary engine found on most of the 2020 Kia Soul trim levels is a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine. This 147-horsepower engine is able to generate up to 132 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes standard on the LX, S, GT-Line, X-Line, and EX trims of the 2020 Kia Soul.

A 6-Speed Manual Transmission (M/T) comes standard on the LX trim. The Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) is standard on the rest of the trim levels that feature the 2.0L I-4 engine. This transmission is also available as an upgrade for the LX trim level as well. With the M/T the 2.0L I-4 engine offers fuel economy of 25 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. With the IVT fuel economy is increased to 27 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway.

Exterior view of the front of a red 2020 Kia Soul

1.4L Turbo Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

The secondary engine—a 1.4L turbo inline 4-cylinder engine—is only available on the GT-Line Turbo trim of the 2020 Kia Soul. This 201-horsepower engine is able to offer up to 195 pound-feet of torque. Unlike the 2.0L I-4 engine, the 1.4L turbo engine is paired with a 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

The 1.4L turbo I-4 engine paired with the DCT is able to achieve a fuel economy rating of 27 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. As you can tell, the 1.4L turbo engine offers much higher performance output, while barely sacrificing any fuel economy when compared to the 2.0L I-4 engine.

If you would like to explore either of these excellent engine options for yourself, then you should contact the staff here at Concord Kia in Concord, CA today!


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