By James Bergeron

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2010 Kia Soul 4u Burner

Day 1:

2010 Kia Soul 4u Burner
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I’ll tell you what is not my forte: fixing drum brakes is certainly not my forte. Wait, that’s the wrong new Kia model; I’m driving the Soul this week, not the Forte. In case you haven’t noticed, Kia is is trying to get your attention lately, with some new offerings and, of course, a five-year warranty and very attractive pricing. This week, Kia is getting my attention with the Kai Soul 4u Burner edition — a fully-loaded Soul 4 me.

Just yesterday, Autos published my colleague Chris Chase’s review of the Kia Soul 4u. He was not driving a Burner edition, though, and his was orange (Lava) while mine is a more conservative greenish-grey (Denim). In case you missed it you can read his review by clicking here.

2010 Kia Soul 4u Burner
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Chris covers all the gory model details in his article, so I’ll skip them here for the most part. As mentioned, my tester is a Burner edition, which adds only a few minor details to the standard 4u model. On the exterior, these include: a rear spoiler (that I had to go double check was present, and it is there, but very subtle), different front and rear bumpers and an “Eyeline” turn signal.

On the inside, the “Burner” model adds a two-tone red and black interior. Those are all the differences for $1,000 over a regular 4u. Personally, I’d save the $1,000, although I really do like the black and red interior!

I loved the Nissan Cube when I did the first drive of it back a few months ago. I suspect I’ll enjoy this Soul as well, but will I like it as much as the Cube?

2010 Kia Soul 4u Burner
MSRP as tested (including destination): $23,845

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