2018 Kia Soul

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$16,200

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2018 Kia Soul
2018 Kia Soul

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

27

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

163” x 63.5”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Choice of three engines
  • Panoramic moonroof available
  • Heated steering wheel available

The bad:

  • Peculiar body-colored liftgate panel
  • All-wheel drive not offered
  • Modest cargo volume

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • Base

    $16,200

  • +

    $20,400

  • !

    $22,900

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Kia Soul trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2023

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity available
  • Smart key with push-button start available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2018 Kia Soul review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Kia Soul is a boxy compact hatchback with room for five people. It comes with front-wheel drive and a choice of three four-cylinder engines. A manual and an automatic transmission are offered, and competitors include the Mini Countryman and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.


A limited-run Plus Primo Package includes automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Following its run, a Plus Lit Package with high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED accent lights and Wild Orange paint will be available.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

CARmazone Kia

Purchased my first ever vehicle yesterday from Mose Smith at CARmazone. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Pat (AKA the man in the tower😁) was such a nice and funny guy. They both found the perfect car for me on the first try! πŸš˜πŸ† Also a huge shout out to Charlotte Torres for helping me schedule my appointment and for keeping me well informed prior to the appointment. Could not have been an easier experience in buying my 2018 KIA SOUL! I love it guys! 🀍🚘Thanks! πŸ€—πŸ₯³

3.0

Too much oil

This is my third Kia vehicle and up until this one I was very happy. This one uses a lot of oil. Had it to Kia for three oil consumption tests and a combustion engine clean out which they told me all was good, however I am still having to add two to three quarts of oil between routine oil changes.

5.0

Great replacement for year 2000 van!

Bought from Honda Dealer as used 2018 Soul+ with 36,000 miles in April 2020 for $14,000 - depressed pricing due to COVID impact then. Replaced 2000 Toyota Sienna van with almost 300,000 miles (still going strong!). Soul has 56,000 miles now and has been trouble-free. We like the Soul for it's spaciousness, modern electronics, backup camera, good looks, excellent ride. Now worth about $3,000 more two years later!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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