Speaking of ponies, the engine options for the 2018 Kia Soul are as follows: a 1.6-liter I-4 (130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque), a 2.0-liter I-4 (161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque), and a 1.6-liter turbo I-4 (201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque).
The base 1.6-liter engine can be tamed with either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Those who want the mid-range 2.0-liter engine will receive a six-speed automatic. The top-of-the-line turbocharged engine can only be reined in by its soulmate – a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
Available driver assistance safety features for the 2018 Kia Soul include Blind Spot Detection, Smart Cruise Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. Needless to say, the Kia Soul is one of the safest cars on the road today.
Listed below are the trim levels of the 2018 Kia Soul, each respective base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), and some key features from all of them.
Base: Standard features include a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, air-conditioning, and the 1.6-liter engine. Starting MSRP is $16,100.
Plus (+): Added features include the 2.0-liter engine, a rearview camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen interface with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Starting MSRP is $20,300.
Exclaim (!): Added features include keyless entry with push-button start, the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, and a sport leather steering wheel. Starting MSRP is $22,800