What features are included in the Kia Soul LX Technology Package?
The funky 2023 Kia Soul crossover, which has just recently gone on sale in the United States, has received a new Technology package.
Available on the entry level 2023 Kia Soul LX and GT-Line trim levels, the Technology Package enhances the Soul’s exterior look with the addition of the 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels and upgrades the ride with some additional bells and whistles.
In addition the Technology Package incorporates several advanced driver-assistance safety systems and features.
Listed below are all the available features of the 2023 Kia Soul LX Technology Package and 2023 Kia Soul GT-Line Technology Package.
2023 Kia Soul LX Technology Package features
- 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels
- Blind Spot Collision Avoidance – BCA
- Lane Change Assist – LCA
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist – RCCA
2023 Kia Soul GT-Line Technology Package
- Heated front seats
- 10-way power driver’s seat including 2-way power lumbar support
- Harman Kardon Premium Audio system with center speaker, subwoofer and amplifier
- Speaker lights with multiple ambience themes
- LED fog lights
- LED headlights with escort function
- LED positioning lights
- LED rear combination lights
- Electronic Parking Brake – EPB
- Navigation-based Smart cruise control – NSCC-C
- Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) – Cyclist detection (Fusion Type) with Junction Turning
- Dual Level Cargo Board
- Cargo cover
- Intelligent Speed Limit Assist – ISLA
What’s the price of the 2023 Technology Package?
LX is Kia Soul’s most affordable trim level. The Soul LX comes fitted with a 2,0L 4-cylinder engine that packs 147 horsepower and is mated to the carmaker’s IVT automatic transmission.
Previously, the LX trim also offered a 6-speed manual gearbox, but Kia discontinued the unit for the 2022 model year (unfortunately).
When it comes to pricing, the 2023 Kia Soul LX is the cheapest trim level in the Soul model range with the MSRP starting at $19,790 (this price excludes $1,295 destination charge).
Opting for the Soul LX Technology Package costs additional $500, which means that the MSRP of the 2023 Soul LX with Technology Package comes in at $20,290.
On the other hand, the Soul GT Line LX Technology Package costs $2.400.
Soul Technology Package Q&A you may be interested in
1. Does Technology Package include the sunroof?
It doesn’t if you opt in for the Soul LX. If you want a Soul with sunroof, you will have to upgrade either to the EX or GT-line trim.
2. What is the size of the navigation touchscreen in the Soul LX Technology Package?
The 2023 Kia Soul LX Technology Package features an 8-inch color touchscreen for the navigation system. There’s also a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen available, but it requires an upgrade from the LX trim.
The good news about the standard 8-inch navigation system is that it still supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration!
3. Does the 2023 Soul Technology Package offer AWD?
None of the Kia Soul (trim levels) comes available with all-wheel-drive. There are many consumers looking for such an option, but unfortunately the Soul is a front-wheel-drive model only.
Those folks seriously considering a small crossover vehicle with all-wheel-drive system should take a look at the 2023 Kia Seltos crossover, which is priced in a similar range as the boxy Soul, but also comes with standard AWD.
If you’re in the market for an entry level boxy car that doesn’t cost a lot, you should strongly consider the 2023 Soul crossover.
Over the years, the “hamster” ride has proven to be a reliable, fun to drive and affordable vehicle with a plethora of standard and optional features!
Please note: At the time of writing of this blog post, there weren’t yet available any pictures of the 2023 Kia Soul LX Technology Package, so we have uploaded a random picture of the Soul crossover! The picture will be updated later on.
Stay tuned for more news about the new Kia Soul crossover. Our Kia blog is being updated regularly with fresh information and latest car news from the US automotive market.