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  • 1.6L I-4 130hp engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • side seat mounted airbags
  • curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
  • airbag occupancy sensor
  • air conditioning
  • 16" steel wheels
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • electronic stability
  • power mirrors.

The Kia Soul is a trendy five-door ""urban crossover vehicle"" based on the Kia Rio. The styling, standard equipment, value price, and overall usefulness, all contribute to make the Soul very appealing, especially to the youth market.

There are three variations of Soul's to choose from: Base Soul, Soul +, and Soul !. The Base front-wheel drive, five-passenger Soul is powered by a 130-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with power being delivered through a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. The + trim is powered by a 164-hp 2.0-liter four cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The ! trim adds even more power with a standard 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed automatic DCT transmission. Standard safety features on all models include electronic stability control, traction control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, rear camera, brake assist, six airbags, active front head restraints, and hill assist control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The Kia Soul is a carry-over for 2018.

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...the electric Soul EV and you'll go up to 93 miles on a single charge.
- Kelley Blue Book, CarsDirect
...Kia Soul remains one of the most space-efficient, fashionable vehicles on the market...
- The Car Connection, CarsDirect
A modern and expressive exterior is matched by a well-appointed interior offering features not found on some midsize and near-luxury models
- Kelley Blue Book, CarsDirect
Some of those hatchbacks are also more fun to drive, such as the 2016 Ford Focus and 2016 Mazda 3.
- Edmunds.com, CarsDirect

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Introduction

The Kia Soul is a compact hatchback with good handling and an efficient cabin layout, and boxy styling.Last redesigned for 2014, Soul got a new turbocharged engine for 2017.For 2018, Kia Soul has no significant changes.

There are three engines for three models.The base model gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder making 130 horsepower, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.It's slow and the automatic transmission searches too much for the correct gear.

The Plus model (which Kia calls +) gets a 2.0-liter four that makes 161 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic.It's quicker, but the transmission does the same thing.

The Exclaim (!), gets a 1.6-liter turbocharged four making 201 horsepower, that's also used by the Hyundai Elantra Sport.It's mated to a smooth seven-speed dual-clutch automatic manual transmission.It responds with spirit when you accelerate with spirit, however at low speeds there's turbo lag.

Fuel mileage is good for the Soul but not at the top of its class, as it's not a wedge or jelly bean; its boxy shape is less aerodynamic.The slow 1.6-liter engine with sluggish six-speed automatic gets 27 Combined EPA-rated miles per gallon, while the quicker 2.0-liter gets the same 27 mpg.The quickest engine, the 1.6-liter turbo in the Exclaim model, gets 28 mpg.There's also a Soul EV electric vehicle.

Soul aces crash testing, impressive for a compact.It gets five stars overall from the NHTSA, and the top Good scores from the IIHS.Six airbags are standard, and a rearview camera is standard on the Exclaim and Plus.There's an available safety suite including blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning.The warranty is noteworthy.Five years or 60,000 miles, with powertrain for 10 years or 100,000 miles.

top Body Exterior featuresLXEXEX+EX PremiumSX TurboEX TechSX Turbo Tech
Power door mirrorsYYYYYYY
Heated door mirrorsYYYYYYY
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Air conditioningYYYYYYY
Power windowsYYYYYYY
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Tilt steering wheelYYYYYYY
Telescoping steering wheelYYYYYYY
Driver vanity mirrorYYYYYYY
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Front beverage holdersYYYYYYY
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Overhead consoleYYYYYYY
Driver door binYYYYYYY
Passenger door binYYYYYYY
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Speed controlYYYYYY
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Illuminated entryYYYYYY
Heated steering wheelYYYYYY
Automatic temperature controlYYYYY
Power moonroofYYY
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorYY
Navigation systemYY
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Variably intermittent wipersYYYYYYY
Rear window wiperYYYYYYY
Rear window defrosterYYYYYYY
Front reading lightsYYYYYYY
TachometerYYYYYYY
Outside temperature displayYYYYYYY
Trip computerYYYYYYY
Fully automatic headlightsYYYYYY
Front fog lightsYYYYYY
Exterior parking camera rearYYYYYY
High intensity discharge headlightsYY
top Powertrain featuresLXEXEX+EX PremiumSX TurboEX TechSX Turbo Tech
Variable intake manifoldYYYYYYY
Mode select transmissionYYYYYYY
Variable valve controlYYYYYYY
top Safety and Security featuresLXEXEX+EX PremiumSX TurboEX TechSX Turbo Tech
Overhead airbagYYYYYYY
Dual front side impact airbagsYYYYYYY
Occupant sensing airbagYYYYYYY
Panic alarmYYYYYYY
Ignition disableYYYYYYY
Electronic stabilityYYYYYYY
Traction controlYYYYYYY
4 wheel disc brakesYYYYYYY
ABS brakesYYYYYYY
Brake assistYYYYYYY
Dual front impact airbagsYYYYYYY
top Seats and Trim featuresLXEXEX+EX PremiumSX TurboEX TechSX Turbo Tech
Split folding rear seatYYYYYYY
Leather steering wheelYYYY
Front centre armrestYYYYYY
Heated front seatsYYYYYY
Rear seat centre armrestYYYYYY
Leather upholsteryYY
Power driver seatYYY
Power 2-way driver lumbar supportYYY
Sport steering wheelYY
Power passenger seatYY
Heated rear seatsYY
Ventilated front seatsY
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Front wheel independent suspensionYYYYYYY
Front anti-roll barYYYYYYY
Power steeringYYYYYYY
Speed-sensing steeringYYYYYYY
Alloy wheelsYYYYYY
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