2018 Kia Soul Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,548 - $24,901
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
130-201
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,548 - $24,901
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
130-201
Seats
5

Ranks #17 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 3.7 Styling 4.2 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Kia Soul wagon’s styling remains fresh and funky, and its interior offers room for five, or two people and a ton of cargo. Kia knows its intending audience is a young one, so Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are along for the ride, as are the UVO3 infotainment system, autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

Kia Soul Models & Trims

Base $14,548 - $16,669*
Horsepower: 130 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
+ $22,004 - $24,901*
Horsepower: 161 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 6.5, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
! $22,004 - $24,901*
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.61

160 Reviews

67% 28% 4% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great car for singles and couples without children.

It is a really great car! I love almost everything about it. I love that I can use the radio to talk on my phone, and that I can connect my phone via Bluetooth to listen to my music. I love the way it looks, the way it drives, the comfort of the seats. There are only two things I dislike. The first is that it does not get very good gas mileage. The tank is filled up at $30, and it only gets about 25 mpg. The other thing I dislike is that it is too small to be a good family car. The trunk is small, so when going on long trips, things also have to be packed into the back seat, making it extremely difficult to travel if you have more than one child.

- Mary M

Cute little compact with sass and Soul!

I love my Kia Soul so much that when my first one got totaled I immediately had to get another one. It is really comfortable and easy to handle. I love the entertainment features- mine is carplay enabled so I have seamless access to everything I need without getting distracted while on the road. Ideally I wish I could gets more gas mileage but I also know this is not a small sedan so overall the fuel performance is satisfactory. I love my car and as long as you take care of it and give it scheduled maintenance then it will love you right back!

- Salgado D

Very comfortable, reliable and economical!

I love my Kia Soul. This is the 5th one that I have had since they have come out. I usually keep them between 2 - 3 years. I have never had a problem with them, but I put a lot of miles on my vehicles. There is plenty of room in my vehicle for 3 adults leaving room for suitcases, pillows and other items that we travel with. I usually get between 32 and 35 miles to a gallon so that helps as well. It is a comfortable ride. With Bluetooth added, I do not have to worry about trying to answer my phone either.

- Joanne B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,548 - $16,669
$22,004 - $24,901

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
161 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L GDI DOHC Dual CVVT I4
2.0L GDI DOHC Dual CVVT I4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
37.9 - 39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
37.9 - 39.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/60HR16
P235/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
163 in.
163 in.

Width

Width
70.9 in.
70.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2884 - 2942 .lbs
3163 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 hp
161 hp

Torque

Torque
118 ft. lbs.
150 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.2 gal.
14.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings