2014 Kia Soul is a Mom’s Best Friend

New Disclosure (Above placement)My boys and I have thought the Kia Soul commercials are the coolest thing since we first saw them, so when I was offered the chance to drive the “Hamster Mobile” I was beyond excited!

kia logo miniThe 2014 Kia Soul is my Soul Mate

I’m an on the go mom. I’ve got kids, a job, a blog, events that my kids go to, events that I go to. It’s a lot of back and forth, and the 2014 Kia Soul that I did all that back and forthing in was enough to convince me that I need this crossover in my life. I REALLY didn’t want to give it soul

This car is super fun! Besides being super fun, the 2014 Kia Soul is also super convenient, super safe, super affordable, and well… just super. While it’s on the smaller side for a crossover, it has a surprising amount of space in both the seating area and the trunk. I was able to fit my son’s car seat into the backseat area with no problem whatsoever, and the trunk was large enough to hold my groceries, my bags, T-Bone’s backpack, and a few other odds and ends WITH room to SPARE.

It also gets really good gas mileage. That’s something that’s HIGH on my list of positives in a soul 2


Besides looking super cool, the 2014 Kia Soul has a metric ton of cool features that enhance both the safety of my family and the awesomeness of the ride. One of my favorite features of the 2014 Kia Soul was the keyless entry and start. It was wicked awesome. I just tossed the FOB into my purse and left it there all week! The 2014 Kia Soul gets fabulous gas mileage – 26 MPG. We took a day trip to Chicago – an over three hour drive – and we never had to stop for gas. That was a nice change for me. It’s also just super fun to drive. It’s so zippy, and it is SO stinking cute.


  • Dual front advanced airbags
  • Front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Anti-lock brakes with brake assist
  • Traction control system
  • Electronic stability control
  • Vehicle stability management

Fun Stuff

Standard on All Models

  • AM/FM/MP3 audio system
  • Sirius/XM satellite radio with free 3 month subscription
  • USB and auxiliary inputs
  • Bluetooth
  • Remote keyless entry

Sun and Sound Package

  • Automatic climate control
  • Panoramic Sunroof with power sunshade
  • 8 inch navigation screen for radio, GPS, and backup camera
  • Infinity audio system
  • Speaker lights

The Whole Shebang Package

  • HID low-beam headlights
  • Push button start with smart key
  • Leather trim
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Supervision Meter cluster with 4.3 inch color LCD
  • Engine Immobilizer

kia soul 3I Heart the 2014 Kia Soul

I seriously do. I’ve never had more fun driving a vehicle than I did with the 2014 Kia Soul. Ours was a whirlwind romance filled with speed, storage, and shopping trips. And while we may be apart for now, I’m confident that the 2014 Kia Soul and I will meet again soon, never to be parted again. =D

Have you driven a Kia Soul or any Kia lately? What was your favorite part?


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I have heard great things about this car. I would love to test drive one sometime to see for myself.

  2. Nice ride! I have always wanted to know how the storage area stacked up for the Kia Soul. We have a lot of stuff to pack around with a family of 5.

  3. I’ve been wanting to test drive on of these for a while. There does seem to be ample space in the back and for the car seat.

  4. Wow, it’s got a lot of great features. It really is a cute car. I’ve been seeing them more and more on the road.

  5. That looks like a sweet ride! I can’t believe how much room that thing has!

  6. This looks like a great little crossover. I actually really love the size for most applications. it’s not too big and it’s not too small.

  7. What a cute car! I’ve heard really good things about the Soul, but I really want to drive one so I can pretend to be a hamster. 😉

  8. Looks like a great vehicle, my husband has a Kia and he loves it. Great on gas!

  9. Wow, I’m drooling over the sunroof. I’ve always wanted one. 🙂 I love all the other bells and whistles, and of course, the safety is top priority! Thanks!

  10. I recently test drove the 2014 Kia SOUL EV and fell in love. Kia is just a great brand all around

  11. I haven’t driven a KIA lately but my family and I LOVE the “Hamster Mobile” too! 🙂 I love all of the features it has to offer!

  12. What a cute car! I love the sunroof and the navigation screen. Nice.

  13. This looks like a fun vehicle with everything you could need and more

  14. What a good looking car! I need something like this with more room for the kiddos!

  15. Such a cool drive for a mom, I love the huge back compartment looks like you can load a lot of stuff!

  16. You know, I’ve never actually driven or ridden in a Kia. Next time we are up for looking at cars we should check this out!

  17. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I have never driven a Kia. I am currently in the market for a new car. I will have to go and take a Kia for a test drive.

  18. What a nice car. I love the storage for its size, and it’s really cute. I can see what you wanted to keep it!

  19. Jennifer Williams says:

    My neighbors have one of these. I was shocked when we went shipping with them - those things carry a lot!

  20. Wow the trunk fits quite a bit! What a great size vehicle with lots of great features.

  21. Great features and you’re right - it IS so stinking cute!!

  22. Looks like a sweet ride! The price is good… even without including those awesome hamsters!

  23. Looks like a nice car packed with all the features! I love that color too!

  24. Looks like it has so much room.So many great features. Nice review

  25. I am interested in test driving one of these myself. Thank for the in depth review.

  26. What an awesome car! I’m loving the safety features and the sun and sound package!

  27. Awesome ride! I love that it’s soo compact, but still has a lot of space! Nice amenities too!

  28. After going from driving a sporty Ford Mustang to a van, to an SUV, then back to a van, I myself and ready for a sportier car again. My kids are grown so I really don’t need the extra room. I do love all the features on this!

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