Should I tune my Kia Soul Plus?

I think tuning my Kia Soul + will give it a bit more horsepower, but a friend is telling me I’d be better off trading it in for an SUV with a more powerful engine. Should I tune my Kia Soul +?

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Rachel Rigolino
Answered on Jul 14, 2022
It depends. Tuning a Kia Soul + will get you some hp gains, but perhaps not as much as you’re looking for. Expect to pay between $400-$800 for a professional, Stage 1 dyno tune. This process will analyze and modify your car’s stock computer settings so that you should see at least a degree of increased horsepower.
Kia Souls + have a distinctive design, and if you love the Soul’s body style, doing a tune and tweaking your exhaust system might be worth the money. On the other hand, if you’re not wedded to the Soul’s exterior, take a look at a comparable compact SUV like a Jeep Renegade, which has a more powerful base engine.
Caution: tuning your car will likely void its warranty, so be sure to check the fine print if your vehicle is still covered under a warranty!
Before you bring your Kia Soul + to a mechanic for a tuning, you’ll want to do some preliminary research. And when you’re on a budget (and who isn’t?), you need to consider the cost vs. benefits of doing something like tuning up your ride.
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