A Smart Start to Your Test Drive

It might be called a test drive, but this isn’t the type of exam that requires you to study. However, you might want to prepare for your trial drive of a 2018 Kia Soul by considering the following suggestions. This way, when you meet with us at Performance Kia, you have an action plan for your first drive.

Get Comfortable

Don’t leave the lot without adjusting the driver’s seat to your liking. Take the time to set the angle of the car seat, position your distance from the pedals, and adjust the mirrors. Once you’ve done this, reach for the console to ensure it’s at a comfortable length for you.

Can You See Clearly

Take a few minutes to check the front and rear visibility then try the sideview mirrors. Are you comfortable with your range of vision? If you feel as if the car is an extension of your body, then you have a great fit!

Explore Routes

Expand your horizons by testing out different routes. Let the sales person know you want to explore taking the car down the types streets that you drive. Try to experience the car in settings that you typically frequent.

Step On It

Try the car at different speeds if you can. How quickly does it accelerate and transition from gear to gear? Then take the car on the highway and test it within the speed limit. This will give you an opportunity to assess the car’s agility.

Stop and Go

You’ll want to consider testing the car’s brakes to assess responsiveness. Check the brakes at a full stop and reaction at different speeds. It can take a little while to adjust to a new car’s feel so focus on the car’s ability to perform.

Confident Decision

Potential buyers of a 2018 Kia Soul may want to consider the comfort of car seats, visibility, maneuverability, acceleration, and brakes. If you’re satisfied with the results, then Performance Kia would be happy to help you take one home!