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2018 Kia Soul Earns Top Spot on US News & World Report’s List of Best Cars for Dogs

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2018 Kia Soul

A car ride could mean abundant joy or full-on terror for your furry family member. No matter what type of traveler your dog is, he or she will feel better when riding in a Kia Soul. According to the editors at U.S. News & World Report, the 2018 Kia Soul is one of the 13 Best Cars for Dogs.

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If you plan to have your pup accompany you on the open road, family-friendly vehicles that offer ample cargo space, a comfortable interior, and security are good options, according to U.S. News & World Report writer John M. Vincent.

The 2018 Kia Soul secures the number one spot on the list due to its low ground clearance, expansive cargo area, and boxy silhouette, which affords plenty of space to house medium-size crates, reports Vincent.

“Dog owners should look for vehicles with interiors that are easy to keep clean, don’t sit so high that your dog can injure themselves jumping in or out, and have ways to keep dogs secure,” he writes. “Dog-friendly features include multi-zone automatic temperature controls, low floors, air suspension, and built-in window shades.”

Photo Gallery: 2018 Kia Soul Interior

Photo Gallery: 2018 Kia Soul Exterior

“There’s ample storage under the rear floor to stow items that you don’t want your pet to get into, or leashes and toys for those trips to the dog park,” he adds.

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The 2018 Kia Soul is available at three trim levels: Base, + (Plus), and ! (Exclaim). The Exclaim trim is equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to generate 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

See the 2018 Kia Soul in action below:

News Source: U.S. News & World Report