Top 10 Compact Cars

10) Kia Soul

Kia Soul 2017
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The Soul is essentially a subcompact crossover with FWD. Manufactured by Korean auto makers KIA since 2008, the car is now in its second generation. Electric Vehicle (EV) versions of the Soul are now also available in the US market.

The petrol models of the Soul start at $15,900 for the base variant. The basic Soul has been equipped with a Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), 1.6 litres, inline 4, DOHC, 16 valves, Dual CVVT engine. It produces 130 hp, which goes to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The top end Soul is quite a different beast with a 2.0 liter, inline 4, 164 hp GDI engine and an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic gearbox. It comes with a range of extras, not least of which is the panoramic sunroof with power sunshade.


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