I like boxy, practical cars — as far back as my first vehicle, a beat-up ’51 Chevy panel truck.
I applauded the arrival of the Toyota Scion XB and the Honda Element when they were both introduced in 2003, and the Nissan Cube when it appeared in 2009.
But I didn’t always like the way those cars drove. Big and square, and generally underpowered, they were built more for getting stuff done than for getting there in a hurry.
My feeling about that has changed, though, with the Kia Soul Turbo. It’s squat and square like the other box cars, but it’s fast and fun to drive too.
I can almost forgive that Darth Vader face.
The turbo version of this car is officially...