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2020 Kia Soul: A box with no rough edges

Kia's all-new, third-generation Soul is about as satisfying as watching one of those well-done YouTube unboxing videos.

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The 2020 Kia Soul starts at $18,485, including $995 for destination.

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As tested, my loaded example comes in at $28,485.

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The Soul comes with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, and sends power to the front wheels via a CVT or a six-speed manual transmission.

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My Soul GT tester is equipped with a 1.6-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder making 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque, which is paired exclusively with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

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The Soul GT returns an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon in the city and 32 mpg highway. I averaged 24.1 mpg.

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There's plenty of room inside for up to five occupants.

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Cargo space maxes out at 62.1 cubic feet, which is really good for a subcompact vehicle.

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The Soul's 10.3-inch touchscreen is really sharp and features an easy-to-use interface.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard.

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