Kia Soul V6

The Kia Soul is one of many small SUVs without a V6 engine option. The Jeep Cherokee and the midsize Kia Telluride, however, are popular alternatives.
Written by Shannon Fitzgerald
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Known for its iconic boxiness and remarkably roomy interior, the
Kia Soul
is a classic extra-small SUV. While its turbocharged 201-hp four-cylinder engine may be a joy to drive, however, you’ll need to upsize to bigger classics like the
Jeep Cherokee
Kia Telluride
if you want a V6 under your hood. 
Like many extra-small and subcompact SUVs today, the Kia Soul uses a turbocharged engine to get that V6 oomph under its small frame. Though the Soul has never offered a V6 because of its small size, similar subcompacts like the
Chevy Equinox
Jeep Renegade
have actually discontinued V6 options in favor of turbocharging smaller engines instead.
Still got your heart set on a V6? Have no fear—we've compiled a quick guide to similar SUVs that do have V6 engine upgrades available. 
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The Kia Soul, along with other small SUVs like the
Honda CR-V
Mazda CX-5
, and
Nissan Rogue
, has exclusively stuck to four-cylinder engines throughout its production. However, if you’re willing to size up a bit, here are some popular “boxy” small and midsize SUVs that do come with the V6 option: 
If you don’t mind branching out into some iconic off-roaders—with larger wheels and higher suspension—you may also consider these possibilities: 
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No—the Kia Soul has exclusively stuck to four-cylinder engines throughout its production. However, by turbocharging its current 1.6 L four-cylinder, it’s still capable of producing 201-horsepower.
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