Test Drive 2018 KIA Soul l Centennial Colorado

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Fun to drive, nice to look at, and with lots of space and features, the KIA Soul is the ideal subcompact car for those who want a balanced blend of style and substance. With the 2018 model year, the Soul is at the tail end of its second production cycle, which can explain why there are no major changes for this model. The three trims of the vehicle remain the Base, the + (Plus), and the ! (Exclaim).

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Exterior - KIA Soul Dealership Test Drives

Standard exterior features on the 2018 KIA Soul include multi-reflector headlights and dual power side mirrors. If you go with the Plus or Exclaim, KIA introduces auto light control to automatically turn on or turn off the headlights depending on the amount of light outside, as well as front fog lights for more penetrating illumination. The Exclaim model stands apart from the other trims with its surrounding red accents, chrome-tipped dual exhaust system, and LED turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors. Also, the Exclaim rides on 18-inch alloy wheels; the Base gets 16-inch ones and the Plus has 17-inch alloys.

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Interior - Schedule Your 2018 KIA Soul Test Drive

As a subcompact four-door, the 2018 Soul provides two rows of seats that accommodate up to five people. Passenger volume is measured at up to 101 cubic feet; it shrinks to 96.8 cubic feet if you add a sunroof. Standard cargo space-measured from the rear seats to the liftgate-is 18.8 cubic feet. There's an under tray for additional cargo-carrying capability. Remove the tray and fold down the rear seats, and you can maximize the cargo volume to 61.3 cubic feet. Front seating includes a 6-way adjustable driver's seat. If you go with the Exclaim, KIA upgrades the cloth seats to cloth-and-leather upholstery with orange contrast stitching, and the automaker introduces a sport leather steering wheel.

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Comfort and convenience on the Soul are provided by features such as six-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio, Bluetooth® wireless technology, Siri® Eyes Free voice recognition, and Flexsteer™ to adjust steering feel to the driving mode. Upgrading to the Plus adds cruise control, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ for enabling smartphone-based control, UVO infotainment integration with a 7-inch touchscreen display, remote keyless entry, and a Drive Mode Select system for altering driving feel according to your present mood or preferences. Exclusive to the Exclaim are a 4.3-inch TFT color LCD driver-information display and a smart key system with push-button engine start.

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Mechanical / Powertrain - Soul Information

The trims of the 2018 KIA Soul differ in powertrain. The Base rolls with a 1.6-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) that produces 130 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque and is glued to a 6-speed manual transmission. A larger, 2.0-liter I4-which generates up to 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque-goes on the Plus and is hitched to an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic gearbox. And a turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter I4-which generates 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque as a result-powers the Exclaim and is joined with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Using a steel unibody for ultimate sturdiness and integrity, the 2018 Soul has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a coupled torsion beam axle rear suspension-fortified with gas shock absorbers and stabilizer bars on both ends-for muting road turbulence. Electric power steering on the vehicle provides a turning diameter of 34.8 feet.

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Dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and dual roof-mounted side curtain airbags go on the 2018 Soul for restraint and cushioning in the event of a collision. The subcompact vehicle also comes with electronic stability control for keeping you on the intended driving path, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes for optimal stopping ability, electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of braking power to the wheels, and hill start assist control for safe driving up a steep slope. Added on the Plus and the Exclaim is a rearview camera for flashing a reverse drive-monitoring video image. On the Plus, the previously mentioned remote keyless entry serves as a perfunctory security mechanism. This is bolstered by the aforementioned smart key system of the Exclaim, which also has engine immobilization.

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