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.