08/11/17 ID: 12841

The 2018 Kia Soul enters its fifth model year as a carryover with minor enhancements. Kia’s iconic urban passenger vehicle offers a fun, funky and functional approach to everyday driving. From a quality standpoint, Soul has ranked #1 in the J.D Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)1 in its category for three consecutive years. The 2018 model focuses on expanding the availability of UVO3 across the model range, adding the innovative infotainment system to the Base Convenience Package as well as to Soul Plus as standard equipment. The Soul Plus Primo Package now adds Smart Cruise Control (SCC)and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).2 The new Soul Plus Primo “Lit” Package includes HID headlights and LED positioning lights to enhance Soul’s on-road presence.

Trim Levels/Pricing3 – MSRP: (excludes $895 destination)
Soul (M/T) $16,200
Soul (A/T) $17,800
Soul Plus $20,400
Soul Exclaim $22,900
1.6-liter I-4 130 hp and 118 lb.-ft. torque; 6-speed manual or automatic
2.0-liter I-4: 161 hp and 150 lb.-ft. torque; 6-speed automatic
1.6-liter turbo I-4: 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. torque; 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT)
Fuel Economy – EPA-est. MPG: (city/highway/combined)4
  • Soul 1.6L (manual):
24/30/27 FWD
  • Sour 1.6L (automatic):
25/30/27 FWD
  • Plus 2.0L:
25/30/27 FWD
  • Exclaim 1.6L Turbo:
26/31/28 FWD
Available Driver Assistance Features:2
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking:
    • Opt: Soul Plus
  • Forward Collison Warning: 
    • Opt: Soul Plus
  • Lane Departure Warning: 
    • Opt: Soul Plus
  • Smart Cruise Control:   
    • Opt: Soul Plus
  • Blind Spot Detection: 
    • Opt: Soul Plus
    • Opt: Soul Exclaim
Dimensions: (inches)
  • Overall Length:
163.0 in.
  • Overall Width:
70.9 in.
  • Overall Height:
63.5 in.
  • Wheelbase:
101.2 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity (trunk space):
24.2 cu.ft.
  • Curb weight: (maximum pounds)
    • Soul(M/T):
2,884 FWD
    • Soul (A/T):
2,942 FWD
    • Soul Plus:

3,163 FWD

    • Soul Exclaim:
3,232 FWD

1 The Kia Soul received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among compact multi-purpose vehicles in the J.D. Power 2015-2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.jdpower.com/cars.

2 These systems are not substitutes for proper and safe driving, parking, and/or backing-up procedures. Always drive safely and use caution. These systems may not detect every object behind or alongside the vehicle or in the vehicle’s blindspot or direction of travel.

MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary. 

Based on EPA estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.