2018 Kia Soul Review in Matteson, IL

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If you are looking for an affordable vehicle that’s comfortable, efficient, and packed with technology, you will definitely want to take a closer look at the 2018 Kia Soul. To help you decide whether or not the new Kia Soul is the right crossover for your everyday transportation needs, the team of specialists at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL have done the bulk of the work by highlighting the features that you’ll most appreciate. Continue reading to learn more about the performance, interior, and safety features available with the impressive Kia Soul.

If you have any questions before you read on, take a moment to give us a call at (708) 298-5350 and our team will provide answers.

2018 Kia Soul: Engine Performance

There are three capable and efficient engines available when you choose the 2018 Kia Soul, each of which offers the impeccable power and smooth performance you’ve been wanting from a sedan. Take a look at the table below for details on each engine’s performance ratings.


1.6L GDI I4

1.6L Turbo GDI I4

2.0L GDI I4


130 HP @ 6,300 RPM

201 HP @ 6,000 RPM

161 HP @ 6,200 RPM


118 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 RPM

195 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-4,000 RPM

150 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 RPM

2018 Kia Soul: Interior & Technology

2018 kia soul interior and technology

When it comes to enhanced comfort and advanced infotainment technology, the 2018 Kia Soul was developed with a driver-centric cabin that you’ll appreciate during commutes of any length. With UVO eServices, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ capability, integrating your mobile device to the new Kia Optima is as simple as hitting the push-button start. The available ten-speaker Harman/Kardon® premium audio system with subwoofer, external amplifier, and Clari-Fi™ technology, provides crystal clear sound quality so you can enjoy your music in a whole new way. Additional interior and tech features include:

  • Rear camera display
  • Ventilated and heated seats
  • USB charging ports
  • Supervision meter cluster
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Voice-command navigation
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats

2018 Kia Soul: Safety Features

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Thanks to a full suite of active and passive safety features, the 2018 Kia Soul will enhance your awareness while simultaneously reducing the risk of collisions occurring in the first place. Safety features available with the new Kia Soul include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind-spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Side-Impact Door Beams

Schedule a Viewing of the 2018 Kia Soul in Matteson, IL Today!

test drive the 2018 kia soul

Now that you’ve had a moment to see what makes the 2018 Kia Soul special, the next step in the process is to choose the trim level that best suits your personal style. Visit our new vehicle inventory to see all of the impressive Kia Soul models we have available for you to view at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL.

If you have any more questions about the new Kia Soul or scheduling a viewing, don’t hesitate to contact Hawkinson Kia using our online form. You can also give us a call at (708) 298-5350 anytime during our posted business hours if you would like to speak with one of our team members directly.

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