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2023 Kia Soul Trim Levels and Standard Features

by Frank

2023 Kia Soul Trim Levels and Standard Features Explained

The new 2023 Kia Soul comes with updated styling on the inside and out, a streamlined lineup, cheerier new colors, and two optional packages jam-packed with modern conveniences.

When it was originally introduced in 2009, the Kia Soul completely reinvented the boxy small-car sector. Since then, it has continued to develop and appeal to buyers of all ages with its modern style, usefulness, and efficiency.

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The dramatic but practical design of the Kia Soul has always set it apart, and the 2023 model year maintains that heritage with a whole new front fascia. Available LED headlights and newly styled fog lights highlight the new grill. The front-end facelift is completed with new turn signals and Day Running Lamps. The outward improvements are completed with new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels that are optional, as well as a rear fascia and taillight facelift. Numerous two-tone and solid exterior paint schemes still exist and are complemented by new two-tone paint schemes.


What functioned best inside is still there, and what changed has improved what was already wonderful. The 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation is a wonderful addition to the technologically advanced interior, and the switchgear is arranged logically so that it is easily accessible.

2023 Kia Soul Trim Levels

The 2023 Kia Soul trim levels include LX, S, GT-Line, and EX, streamlining the portfolio and each with a comprehensive list of standard and optional options. Despite being retired, the X-Line and Turbo still retain many of the same features as the current models.

If you want to know more about the Kia Soul Turbo, check out my build and price review of the 2022 Kia Soul Turbo.


A single powertrain will be used to power the Kia Soul in 2023. The effective 2.0-liter inline-four engine generates 147 horsepower at 6,200 revolutions per minute and delivers 132 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 revolutions per minute to the front wheels.  All 2023 Kia Soul trim levels feature Kia’s Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission.

2023 Kia Soul Standard Features

Now let’s go over the MSRP, standard features, and available packages for the 2023 Kia Soul trim levels starting with the base model LX which has a starting MSRP of $19,890.

2023 Kia Soul LX – $19,890

2023 kia soul LX trim level

These standard features come with the entry-level Kia Soul LX trim level:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine (147 hp / 132 lb-ft)
  • Intelligent Variable Transmission
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Front Grille, Black w/ Silver Finish
  • Roof Rack Mounting Points
  • Side View Mirrors, Power-Adjustable & Body Color
  • Auto Headlight Control
  • Multi Reflector Headlights
  • Positioning Lights (increase visibility when parked)
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Window Washer/Wiper
  • Heated Rear Glass
  • 16-inch Steel Wheels w/ Wheel Covers
  • Full Digital Instrument Display
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows w/ Driver One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
  • Manual Control Air Conditioning
  • Dual Front Cup Holders
  • Front & Rear Door Bottle Holders
  • Day/Night Interior Rearview Mirror
  • Overhead Sunglasses Holder
  • Soft-Touch Dash & Upper Front Door Panels
  • Interior Accent Trim, Painted Matte Silver
  • Woven Cloth Seat Trim
  • 6-Way Manual Driver’s Seat
  • 4-Way Manual Passenger’s Seat
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
  • 6-Speaker Audio System
  • USB Data Port, Front Console
  • Rear-View Monitor
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed-sensing automatic door lock system
  • Brake Assist System
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill-start Assist Control
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System
  • Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist w/ Pedestrian & Cyclist Detection
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Rear Occupant Alert

Available Packages

There’s one available package for the LX trim level.

LX Luxury Package
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Change Assist
  • 16-inch Wheels

2023 Kia Soul S – $22,390

2023 kia soul S trim level

The S trim level has an MSRP of $22,390 and has all the LX trim level’s standard features in addition to:

  • 16-inch Alloy wheels
  • 10-way power driver’s seat including 2-way power lumbar support
  • Dual-Zone Automatic temperature control
  • 25-inch Touchscreen Display w/ Navigation & Kia Connect
  • Wireless charging
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 2 USB center console chargers
  • Smart Key with push-button start, a panic alarm, and a trunk opener
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance
  • High Beam Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

2023 Kia Soul GT-Line – $23,490

2023 kia soul GT-Line trim level

With an MSRP of $23,490, the GT-Line trim level provides the Soul a sportier look by adding:

  • RS Shock Absorbers
  • 18-inch Sport Alloy wheels
  • Body color outside mirrors with gloss-black trim and turn signal indicators
  • Front and Rear GT-Line type bumper with center-exit exhaust
  • Body color with silver accent exterior side sills
  • Gloss black with chrome accent front radiator grille
  • Chrome-tipped center exhaust
  • Sunroof with power sunshade
  • Artificial leather cluster housing material
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • Satin Chrome inside door handles
  • Illuminated sun visors
  • LED interior lighting
  • Cloth and artificial leather seat trim
  • Front passenger seat back pocket
  • Leather-Wrapped Sport Designed Steering Wheel/gearshift knob

Available Packages

There’s one notable available package for the GT-Line trim level.

GT-Line Technology Package
  • 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat w/ 2-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Harman Kardon Audio System w/ Center Speaker, Subwoofer, and External Amplifier
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Positioning Lights
  • LED Taillights
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go
  • Auto Emergency Braking Technology w/ Junction Turning Detection
  • Highway Driving Assist
  • Dual Level Cargo Board & Cargo Cover

2023 Kia Soul EX – $24,190

2023 kia soul EX trim level

Price begins at $24,190 for the Kia Soul EX, the highest trim level. The GT-Line’s additions are lost in the EX, while the Soul’s comfort features are improved even further with:

  • 17-inch Alloy wheels
  • Heated Outside Side View Mirrors
  • Dual-level cargo board
  • Cargo cover
  • Premium Tricot cloth seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • 12V power outlet in the cargo area

Which One to Buy?

Even though the 2023 Kia Soul’s trim level range has been condensed, the EX trim level is still the one to choose since it increases the hatchback’s comfort level with luxury cloth upholstery and heated seats while being competitively priced. The GT-Line appeals to me as well since it has a lot of athleticism.

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Paint Colors

Lastly, let’s go over the paint colors for the 2023 Kia Soul trim levels. There are 11 available colors. Not every color is available on every trim level.

  1. Steel Gray
  2. Inferno Red
  3. Snow White Pearl
  4. Mars Orange
  5. Gravity Gray
  6. Undercover Green
  7. Neptune Blue
  8. Fusion Black
  9. Surf Blue
  10. Clear White / Fusion Black
  11. Surf Blue / Fusion Black

Wrapping Up

Okay, that’s it. I’m going to wrap this up. I went over the MSRP, standard features, available packages, which trim level to buy, and the paint colors for the 2023 Kia Soul trim levels. If you found this blog post helpful, informative, or entertaining, please like, share, and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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