2018 Kia Soul vs 2017 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul lives in a vehicle category all its own. Hatchback? Crossover? It doesn't really matter what you call it. Its trend-setting exterior and interior design has helped it be a favorite for drivers looking to stand out on the road without sacrificing on functionality. Drivers heading to the dealership to check out the Kia Soul will likely find 2017 Kia Soul models and 2018 Kia Soul models still available.

The changes for the 2018 Soul are minimal but could result in a more equipped and connected ride. If you find a special offer on a 2017 Soul model it could be worth snagging. But, with similar starting MSRPs, we suggest sticking with the newer 2018 Kia Soul if no special offer is present.

Split screen images of the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2017 Kia Soul

2018 Kia Soul


2017 Kia Soul

$16,200 Starting MSRP $16,100
24/30 Fuel Economy 24/30
1.6-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.6-liter four-cylinder
49.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 49.5 cubic feet

What's New For 2018?

While the 2018 Kia Soul will not see any significant changes for the 2018 model year, some standard feature and package shuffling will result in a more well-equipped model which most drivers will appreciate. We recommend that car shoppers looking at the base trim add automatic transmission and the Convenience package (available for automatic-equipped Soul models only) for the Apple CarPlay and climate control functions for added comfort and connectivity.


  • Base Convenience Package Adds Apple CarPlay
  • Base Convenience Package Adds Auto Climate Control
  • Soul Plus Adds UVO3 Infotainment as Standard
  • Plus Primo Package Enhancements Including:
         Smart Cruise Control and Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Plus Lit Package Added Including:
         HID Headlights and Wild Orange Paint Color

Head to the Auffenberg Kia of Cape Girardeau dealership to see the 2018 Kia Soul in person. We have a large selection of 2018 Soul models in stock in a variety of color options and configurations. Our sales representatives would be happy to walk you through the options to find your perfect fit.