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Oh the good ole Kia Soul, is it a car, is it an SUV, a crossover? What type of car is the Kia Soul? Is it just a car that hamsters drive (remember those commercials)?
The Kia Soul Is A Crossover
The Kia Soul is one of the stranger cars to come out of the late 2000s and early 2010s. You take one look at it, and you think “oh, that is an interesting car”, and then you take a second look, “wait, is that an SUV?”.
Back in the late 90’s Subaru launched the Subaru Outback, and started the idea of the crossover. From that led to much less SUVish crossovers like that obviously had no place in being considered a real SUV.
That said, the Kia soul is in this category! It is a subcompact crossover SUV. While I still think of it as a car due to its dimensions and styling, it officially is a subcompact crossover SUV (CUV for short).
Thankfully this CUV didn’t follow too heavily in the tracks of most crossovers, by just throwing plastic cladding at it, and calling it a crossover (I’m looking at you Mazda CX-30).
Is the Kia Soul a Sedan?
Now this begs the question, can the Kia Soul also be a Sedan? It feels like it, looks like it could be, but is it?
Honestly, who really knows. With the SUV craze going on right now, any car can be a crossover, and and the other way around.
I would just lean on the crossover thought train and call it good.