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Used 2018 Kia Soul for Sale

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About the 2018 Kia Soul

Vehicle Summary

Do you picture yourself behind the wheel of a smart and stylish compact SUV? The 2018 Kia Soul looks like no other ride on the road, while it still has a surprising amount of space to seat up to five and your gear inside its clever cabin. The oversized liftgate helps you load up the large boxes, sports equipment, or results of your epic shopping spree without a problem. You will be zipping in and out of traffic with its 1.6L four-cylinder engine and manual gear box, or set the cruise control on the available Sportmatic® transmission paired with the 161-hp 2.0L power plant. Discover added excitement in the ! (exclaim) trim and its available Harman/Kardon® audio system with front speaker lights that pulse to the beat. Contrasting stitching on black seats, LED lighting, and 18-inch alloy wheels are just a few of the bold upgrades found on this spirited ride ready for fun on the road.

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Q: What trim names are used for the 2018 Kia Soul?

A: The Soul sets itself apart with fun and unique trim names. The base model is simply the Soul, with the mid-level amenities appearing on the + (plus) and luxury upgrades included on the ! (exclaim).

Q: Is there a turbocharged 2018 Kia Soul?

A: The ! is powered by the 1.6L turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 201 hp and is matched by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for a sportier driving experience.

Q: Can I charge my smartphone in the 2018 Kia Soul?

A: Every Soul is equipped with a USB port under the infotainment system. For faster charging, check out the additional ports in the center console found on the !.

Q: Is the 2018 Kia Soul a fuel-efficient SUV?

A: The entry-level Soul achieves an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway with its 1.6L inline four-cylinder engine and its six-speed manual transmission.1 

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

Generation Overview

The Kia Soul first appeared on America's streets in 2010 as a perky and functional SUV primed for personalization. The 2018 sits in the middle of the second generation, with the latest iteration rolling out for model year 2020. Its upright design and compact size make it ideal for packing it full of sports gear, guitar cases, or shopping bags while accommodating up to five in its two rows of seats. For getting around city streets, the 1.6L four-cylinder engine produces 130 hp controlled by a manual six-speed transmission. The next step up gives you a 2.0L motor and an available Sportmatic transmission for a more confident ride during the morning commute. If you are seeking some spirited fun behind the wheel, look into the turbocharged 1.6L engine on the ! and its 201 hp. Fold down the split back seat and discover 49.5 cubic feet of space for all your stuff. There is also a hidden compartment in the rear for stowing valuables and small items out of sight. The roof rails are ready to accept crossbars so you can expand your ability to bring oversized items on your weekend escape. 

Its three trims take you from a capable commuter car to one nicely appointed with luxury upgrades. Start with the base Soul and enjoy cloth seats, cupholders, multiple auxiliary power points, and 16-inch alloy wheels. The + brings heated side mirrors, a backup camera, automatic climate control, and a cargo cover to the party. Wrap your hands around the leather-trimmed steering wheel and check out the piano black accents, leather seats, and steering wheel-mounted cruise control buttons in the !. 

Do you demand a kicking playlist for your drive time? Look for a Soul that features the Audio Package that upgrades you to Harman/Kardon sound system, the UVO® infotainment system with navigation, and fast-charging USB ports.2 If the comfort of power seats is your more thing, the Technology Package includes heated front power seats, LED fog and tail lights, and blind spot detection.

2Activation with subscription required.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2018 Kia Soul. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2018 Kia Soul

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Nice drive and stylish

The Souls are stylish cars, they are literally everywhere. I've had a chance to ask other Kia Soul owners about their car and they LOVE them! I was surprised that a few folks have bought at least two!


  • Technology and Entertainment: I trolled Kia Souls for past couple years. Narrowed search down to the 2nd gen, I like this body style over the latest 3rd gen. Also wanted the tech package.
  • Ride and Handling: Takes some getting used to, the Soul+ has different drive modes which I like the Sport mode best. Tighter handling, drive seems to be smoother, braking feels more controlled.


  • Cost to Maintain: Maintainance is and will be costly to keep any newer car in great running shape, that's understood and worth it. Not sure about other Soul models but mine does have slight cabin noise when driving on highway.

- Mae WREN, 2018 Kia Soul

I’ve Got Soul

This is actually my 2nd Soul, and my 3rd Kia made vehicle. I love the Soul. It’s a comfortable ride, roomy, pull the back seats down and you have plenty of room to put things.


  • Cargo Space: I had to buy a new toilet for my house. I was able to bring it home in my Soul.
  • Seat Comfort: I love the different options the power seats give you. I have leather seats so I definitely love the heated seats and they also cool in warm weather.
  • Dashboard: Love the dash. Navigation, the options you can choose from.


  • Cabin Noise: There is cabin noise but it doesn’t drive me crazy.

- Becky Wolberg, 2018 Kia Soul

Love this Car at awesome price from Carmax

Rides exceptionally well for small vehicle. Easy to drive and no blind spots. Great on gas and very comfy . Lots of room for passengers legs and seats fold down for cargo space


  • Ride and Handling: Easy to drive and park
  • Interior Space: Comfy leg room and not cramped for driving either
  • Fuel Economy: Excellent on gas


  • Dashboard: Too deep to keep dust off

- Jackie Rule, 2018 Kia Soul

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