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2013 Kia Soul
2013 Kia Soul
  • MSRP: $14,400
  • Estimated mpg:
    • City - 25
    • Highway - 30

You don't have to spend a fortune to have Spot riding in style, thanks to the 2013 Kia Soul.

Named a Best Buy by Consumers Digest and bestowed a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, the four-cylinder 1.6-liter Kia Soul will make sure your dog gets where you are going in safety and style. With 23.7 cubic feet of cargo space, automatic climate control optional on the premium Soul model and the standard 60/40 split-folding design, you'll have enough tail-wagging room to cart your canine and other passengers.

Both sections of the rear seats can also be folded to give you even more room. You won't have to worry about your dog getting overheated in the car, thanks to the special glass that reduces the effects of the sun's rays and prevents heat buildup, all the while giving you more privacy. The standard cargo area light will help on nighttime outings or long road trips when you want to check in on your furry friend. In addition to having a reasonable sticker price, upgrade to the Eco package and you can save on trips to the gas pump, thanks to its idle stop-and-go system and low-rolling resistance tires.

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