auto

7 roomy cars for Black Friday shopping

Kia Soul+
Kia Soul+
  • Price: $18,200
  • Maximum cargo space: 61.3 cubic feet
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 23 mpg
    • Highway - 31 mpg
    • Combined - 26 mpg

The "plus" symbol following "Soul" is actually the mid-range model option. It doesn't come loaded with bells and whistles, but it's nicely equipped with hill-start assist control, a 60/40 split/folding rear seat, a six-speaker audio system and Kia's FlexSteer driver-selectable steering assist.

Kia completely redesigned Soul for 2014, retaining its spunky, fun-to-drive qualities while updating its cabin and enhancing its handling. Bankrate chose it for this list because of its peppy 164-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine and urban-friendly dimensions. It also offers scads of cargo space for that determined Black Friday shopper: 24.2 cubic feet behind the second-row seat and 61.3 cubic feet with the rear seat down.

A six-speed, driver-shiftable automatic transmission hustles the engine's ponies to the front wheels.

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
CAR & MONEY NEWSLETTER

Get cost-cutting tips for buying, selling and maintaining your wheels. Delivered monthly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Blog

Tara Baukus Mello

Cheap gas boosts holiday travel

With gas prices at the lowest they have been for Thanksgiving in five years, holiday travel this year will be up significantly, says AAA.  ... Read more


Connect with us