Performance Review: 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo


For 2020, Kia redesigned its iconic Soul series’ interior and exterior and introduced the GT-Line trim level. This package focuses on improving performance while giving you matching aesthetics.

The 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo in Durham, NC, comes with 18-inch alloys along with optional LED headlamps and center-mounted, chrome-tipped, dual exhaust. You also get unique red and black interiors that come with an 8-inch Head-Up Display (HUD) and paddle shifters.

The common question among drivers in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Cary is whether the new Kia Soul GT Turbo performs as well as it looks.

Capable Performer
In the front suspension, you will find MachPherson Struts, a stabilizer bar, and gas shock absorbers. As they are independent, they offer excellent and precise handling. For the rear suspension, Kia went with gas shock absorbers and a coupled torsion beam axle.

When these systems work together, the ride feels smooth irrespective of the road. Kia tuned the RS Type gas shock absorbers to ensure they provide outstanding sports performance.

Furthermore, the steering range of this crossover is 2.5 turns, ensuring you feel confident as you drive on the road.

Improved Engine
Under the hood of the 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo, you get a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder, 16-valve, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine that comes with a turbocharger and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The engine produces 201 hp at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 – 4,500 rpm. This combination will take you from 0 to 60 mph in under 6.5 seconds. You thus feel the adrenaline when taking this vehicle on the highways as the turbo adds to the driving experience.

The 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo comes with a 14.3-gallon tank. While commuting inside the city, the fuel efficiency of the engine is 27 mpg. It increases to 32 mpg when you go on highways.

As you can see, the 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo lives up to its name by providing excellent performance. If you want to test out this crossover on the streets of Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Cary to get a feel of the improved engine, handling, and suspension, give us a call today!

Source: Kia