When the Kia Soul first debuted on the scene just seven years ago, nobody really knew what to  do with it. In many ways it launched the subcompact SUV sector, and started a trend. It's no surprise that everyone else has jumped on the bandwagon! And yet, as many drivers in Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg know, the Soul still has that unique aspect that keeps everyone coming back.

So, what does the new 2018 model have to offer? The truth is, it's got it all and it's ready to take the world by storm again. Learn why the 2018 Kia Soul takes the already sleek and fun SUV to the next level of cool, and where you can go to get behind the wheel for a test drive.

2018 Kia Soul

The new 2018 Kia Soul brings a ton of new upgrades to its new year model. At the base level, the optional Convenience Package gives you the Uvo infotainment system including full Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, plus automatic climate control. The Uvo system also comes standard at the Plus trim, which adds new Primo and Primo Lit packages with tons of new features and options.

Trim and Options Packages

There are three trim levels for the new Soul: The Base, Plus and Exclaim trims. At the base level you get rear privacy glass, Bluetooth, and a sound system with six speakers, USB port, and satellite radio tuner. Adding the convenience package gives you the Uvo system as explained above, with 7-inch touchscreen interface.

At the Plus level you get the Convenience package as standard, plus an improved engine, heated mirrors, fog lights, selectable drive modes and keyless entry. There are also a range of options packages available at this trim, including an upgraded audio package, a Designers package with aesthetic upgrades, and the Primo package with tons of comfort, safety and driver aid features.

The Exclaim top level upgrades your engine again, and gives you the Plus features in addition to upgraded gauges, fancier interior trim, and keyless entry and ignition. At this level you get the option for a Technology package which gives you everything from all of the Plus options packages.


There are three engines available on the new Soul, one for each trim level. The base is a 1.6-liter  four cylinder. This gives you 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. You can choose from manual or automatic transmission. At the Plus level you step this up to a 2.0 liter engine which provides 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet, matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Finally, at the top Exclaim level you get a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine which puts out 201 horsepower combined with 195 pound-feet and runs on a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

Test Drive the Soul at Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg

If you're in the Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg areas and you'd like to check out the new 2018 Kia Soul for yourself, Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg is the place to go. Stop into our showroom and ask about getting behind the wheel today!

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Fred Beans Kia of Mechanicsburg

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