2018 Kia Soul

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2018 Kia Soul
2018 Kia Soul

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

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  • Base


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Our 2018 Kia Soul trim comparison will help you decide.

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 design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


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!


Most fun drive!

I'm 6ft 310, 65 yrs old and love driving it. Easy entry and exit, bought used. Previous owner had Michelins 205 55 16 put on. Rides like a dream. Everyone needs one!


Very pleased with style & comfort.

The Kia Soul is bigger inside than you would anticipate. It drives smooth and handles well. It is sharp in appearance and the interior is comfortable.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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