Research l 2018 KIA Soul l Auburn Hills MI


There's a reason you notice more and more Kia Souls. It's more than their unique crossover-like shape. Consumers like these rides because they capture the essence of SUV driving without the pricetag. How do they do it? A large cargo hold, a spacious cabin, and the driver's high seating position are the main reasons, but there are many more. In this overview, you can do some research about the basic features of the 2018 KIA Soul near Auburn Hills MI. Once you're done reading, get in touch online or plan a visit to Glassman Auto Group serving Auburn Hills Michigan.


While it is a compact, the Soul manages to offer a comfortable backseat with more legroom and headroom than passengers expect. Drivers will appreciate that most touchpoints are padded. There are many ways to enjoy Soul living. Kia has made a long list of premium options available. This includes two rows of heated seats and ventilated front seats. You can get cloth-and-leather or full leather upholstery. A panoramic sunroof is a favorite for opening up the cabin to more natural light. As for utility, the cargo hold can handle up to 19 cu.ft. of luggage and gear. If you fold down the seats, you gain up to 61 cu.ft. That's more than many actual crossovers. With UVO, you can have a touchscreen with streaming audio. This feature may be augmented by three USB ports and UVO eServices. Apple CarPlay comes with its touchscreen. So does Android Auto. Depending on your smartphone choice, these features maximize your ability to stream content from your phone. You can direct map apps to your screen and enjoy in-car navigation services. For the last three years, the 2018 KIA Soul near Auburn Hills MI earned top rankings at JD Power in its Initial Quality Study. After writing its own extensive overview, U.S. News and World Report calls it the Best Compact Car for the Money and the Best Compact Car for Families.


Built more upright than any sedan or regular hatchback, the 2018 KIA Soul near Auburn Hills MI rises above the crowd. The 18-inch wheels speak to its crossover tendencies. Rounded edges keep it from looking too boxy. Its taller ride height makes it easier to get in and out the large doors. Sleek finishes give it a healthy glow in many colors of the rainbow. Large windows with blacked out pillars add to its curb appeal. With the Exclaim edition, the exterior has red accents and gloss black trim. You can also claim the Primo package and get a Designer package with a two-tone roof. LED running lights and xenon headlights are available. With its cool looks and many features, the 2018 KIA Soul has earned a spot on the Kelley Blue Book list of Best Cars Under $18,000.


Few could argue with any of the Soul's engine choices. The first is a four-liter 130-horsepower engine with proven capability. It has a standard manual, although the Convenience package adds an automatic. Stepping up to the 2018 Plus, you'll find the 161-horsepower four cylinder engine. It cranks out 150 lb.ft. of torque and is mated to an automatic transmission. This feature has three driving modes to suit your mood. At the top of the heap, you'll find the 201-horsepower turbo. This four-cylinder unit is so finely tuned that it can crank out 195 lb.-ft. of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic wraps up the package with precision. Why not enjoy some hands-on research? Take a test drive at our dealership serving Auburn Hills Michigan area shoppers.


This overview wouldn't be complete without discussion of the car's safety. Despite its low asking price, the 2018 KIA Soul now offers crash avoidance features. A blind spot monitor can watch for immediate side traffic. A lane warning tells the driver that the vehicle is straying from the marked lane lines. Automatic emergency braking is a helpful backup for driver action with the forward collision warning. The car's careful build helped it earn all five stars during 2017 model year testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Learn more about these features at Glassman Auto Group.

Additional TRIM Information

The 2018 KIA Soul comes in a base edition with three trims. For 2018, the Plus trim is now offering Primo and Primo Lit packages.

Plus Edition Highlights

Two-liter engine with automatic transmission
Upgraded cloth upholstery
Seven-inch UVO infotainment system
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Heated Side Mirrors

Exclaim Edition Highlights

201-horsepower turbo
Gloss black trim with red accents
Cloth-and-leather combination
Keyless ignition

You've got choices in the 2018 KIA lineup at Glassman Auto Group serving Auburn Hills Michigan car shoppers. Stop by for a test drive and a closer look.

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