I've been in Elwood three months now. I'm at about 2000 miles, I'd be further along but I sustained some nasty injuries at my last chiro visit a couple of months ago and many activities ache or hurt now. I've been to two docs--one nurse actually, one doc--and they both want to send me to PT. Been there done that, they injure as often as they heal. Looking for Number Three.
So...still boo coo happy with the Soul. I love the agility, yes it could use another 50 HP but I say that about every car I own so no biggie. I'm glad to have a tried-and-true 6A, I hear enough complaints about the "new and improved" 8A and 9A and maybe 10A. It ain't broke, don't fix it.
The overall MPG as you can see from Fuelly is 2+ MPG better than the '13 1.6 and '15 2.0. This mill just feels smoother. I'm toying with the idea of an intake, they're supposed to be good for 7-10 HP, we'll see.
The biggest other difference I see is the AC must have an improved dehumidifier, because neither of my earlier Souls left drip drip drips in the driveway when I came home on a hot day. I always found that odd, but the cabins were cold so no worries.
The stock Nexen CP671 seem to ride and track just as well as the P7 Pirellis on the '15. I haven't had a chance to put them to the wet test, but I will.
They're quiet and smooth like the Pirellis. Tire Rack has zero reviews of these tires for some reason. I guess the drifters, welfare cheats, and bums who frequent KIA dealerships don't think about tires a lot. "Got air? It's good!"
So no news is good news. Car is A-OK, glad I've got it.