2018 Kia Souls Named One of KBB.com’s 10 Coolest Cars List Under $20k

The 2018 Kia Soul is raking in awards left and right. The Soul was named one of the best family vehicles on the market by both Edmunds and Parents magazine, and it was also recently named to Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000 for 2018.

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According to Kia, the editors at KBB.com website consider being fun to drive and fun to own among the main criteria in determining the awards. Each car to make the list should have impressive driving dynamics, great styling, and engaging tech gadgets. They should also cost less than $20,000, thereby making coolness more accessible to the masses.

“Soul’s fun and funky personality continues to shine as reflected by being named to Kelley Blue Book’s Coolest Cars list for the seventh consecutive year,” said Orth Hedrick, VP of product planning for Kia Motors America. “The versatile hatchback continues to provide consumers with a fun-to-own vehicle equipped with many convenience features.”

The Soul is currently in its fifth model year as a crossover, and it has some advanced features to select from for the 2018 year. This includes available UVO infotainment, a Plus Primo Package with driver assist technologies, and smart new HID and LED lighting as well.

To see for yourself why the 2018 Kia Soul is among the coolest of the cool, test drive one for yourself at Gossett Kia South.

Cooling Your Car Quickly: What’s the Best Way?

Many of us have gotten into a car on a hot summer day and been hit with astronomical temperatures. Sometimes, your vehicle gets so hot that it might even feel hard to breathe. What do you do? You could simply roll down the windows, but that might not work on a particularly sweltering day. You could flip on the A/C, but that seems to be nothing but hot air for the first minute or so.

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According to Lifehacker, there are a series of steps to take that may sound contradictory. Just trust us, and it’ll work. First, you must roll completely down the windows. Then, crank up the A/C on the fresh air setting (it’s important that you’re not recirculating warm air). Turn the fan on full and be sure the thermostat is on its coldest setting.

Then, you can drive for a minute to force out the hot air. As the air starts to cool, switch on the recirculate button and roll up the windows. Then you can adjust the temperature and fan settings to get the cabin just right. If you want to decrease the temperature from the start, consider buying a sun shade.

It’s that simple! Or, if you want a vehicle that will allow you to remotely start your A/C before you even leave the office, stop by Gossett Kia South to see the technologically advanced vehicles we have on the lot.