The 2019 Kia Soul is as practical as it is stylish. Recently, the 2019 Soul took home the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own award for the compact car segment. Many factors are considered before Kelley Blue Book awards its winners. Low depreciation values and great fuel economy were highlighted as being most impactful in the 2019 Soul’s victory. See what Kelley Blue Book and Kia executives had to say about the win below.
“The key advantage that the Soul has over its competitors is its high residual values,” said Eric Ibara, director of 5-Year Cost to Own for Kelley Blue Book. “This year, the Soul ranked third in Best Resale Value, which translates into a low depreciation cost – the factor that accounts for one third of its overall ownership costs. While the Soul is credited with low costs in nearly all 5-Year Cost to Own categories, it also has the lowest financing costs and state fees in its segment.”
“Value is a cornerstone of the Kia brand, and so offering a low cost of ownership to our customers is important to us,” said Orth Hedrick, executive director of Car Planning and Telematics, KMA. “Our stylish urban passenger vehicle has many positives, one of which is its budget-friendliness. It’s an honor to be recognized for being value-driven by Kelley Blue Book, a respected source for auto industry news and information.”
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Car shoppers in the Fort Worth, TX region can find the 2019 Kia Soul lineup available at select Moritz Kia dealerships throughout the area. Browse our online inventory pages to see which models are currently in stock.