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September 4, 2021
Posted by Chloe Taylor

Top 2022 Subcompact SUVs To Lease: 2022 Kia Soul LX SUV

Talk about cars you can’t easily categorize, and you have the Kia Soul. After surviving in the subcompact class, outlasting some of its close rivals, the Soul stands to prove that it is the king of boxy-styled SUV to the hatchback-like cars. 

Even if you don’t know what to do with the Soul’s boxy exterior, you should certainly consider leasing the 2022 Kia Soul LX if you’re looking for a reliable car with so much charm. And if you can overlook its funky but iconic exterior styling for a while, you will discover the Soul affords a vast range of strength with no significant downsides, making it one of the favorite small crossovers out there.

And for 2022, the Soul LX comes with slight changes. It still sports its boxy SUV-like exterior that does an excellent job of hiding its practicality. Kia has improved Soul’s passenger and cargo space and ride quality. All cars in the 2022 Soul lineup now come with the latest Kia badges, just as the manual transmission is no longer offered in the lineup. The new Soul LX drops its previous 7.0-inch unit for a new 8.0-inch touchscreen. 2022 Soul LX offers a Technology package that adds more active safety features.

Engine And Performance

Under the hood, the 2022 Soul LX is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four engine that delivers 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This 2.0-liter four-cylinder sends power to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There’s no all-wheel drive, as Kia is yet to offer an AWD option. This powertrain provides the Soul with brisk acceleration and enough power to cruise around town.

If you’ve had a chance of driving a previous Kia Soul, the 2022 Soul offers a much-improved ride quality over the previous models. And though it is not yet the most powerful subcompact SUV out there, it never feels underpowered. It is very composed and well-balanced in turns and uneven road surfaces. Steering is firm, the braking system provides enough stopping power, and its nimble handling all works to deliver a comfortable ride quality.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy numbers of the 2022 Soul LX are similar to that of its outgoing model. It earns an EPA estimated 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg for the highway.  


Although the new Soul LX cabin is not fanciful, it boasts a simple, clean-cut, and comfortable cabin. And thanks to its boxy styling, this subcompact SUV affords a lot of interior space for passengers and cargo. Kia Soul also does an excellent job keeping out road and wind noise from the Soul’s interior. Its mix of soft-touch materials and hard plastics also adds a unique appeal to its cabin. For infotainment, Kia offers new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.


Unfortunately, Kia’s suite of active safety technologies is not standard in the 2022 Soul LX. However, they are available in the optional Tech package.

The 2022 Kia Soul, even if you don’t fancy its boxy styling, this subcompact SUV offers unmatched practicality, entertaining driving dynamics, and a great value to make it a strong lease option. To get the best lease bargain, contact VIP Auto, 1204 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

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