Explore the New 2018 Kia Soul near Waterbury, CT


Visit Shaker's Kia in Watertown to Learn More About the 2018 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is attractive to a lot of drivers. It's stylish and fun, but it's also practical. It's a very cool little crossover that can meet the everyday-driving needs of most people in the Watertown area. You can pick up your friends for a shopping trip in Waterbury or take your dog to the park in Bristol.

The Kia Soul is ready for adventure.

What's New on the Kia Soul for 2018?

The Kia Soul has been a popular compact SUV in recent years, and Kia sees no reason to make too many changes to the model for 2018. The brand is adding some great features earlier on in the package lineup, making these upgrades that much more intriguing.

The base Convenience package gets automatic climate control as well as Kia's UVO3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For a relatively small increase in financial output, you can get these great convenience features that will make every commute and errand more fun.

The Soul Plus gains UVO3 as a standard feature, and the Plus Primo Package now includes Smart Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking. The Soul Plus Primo "Lit" Package includes HID headlights with LED positioning lights.

Kia Soul Power and Performance

The Soul has three available engines. The base Kia Soul comes with a 1.6-liter four cylinder that makes 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque - it's smooth and perfectly comfortable for getting around Waterbury, Bristol, and Milford as you're doing errands.

For longer trips and better onramp acceleration and passing ability, you'll want the 2.0-liter cylinder that makes a more robust 161 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Its fuel economy of 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway is identical to that of the 1.6-liter, so you won't even use more gas for all that extra power.

For real get-up-and-go, there's the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 201 horsepower and 196 pound-feet of torque. And this engine is even more efficient - its EPA fuel economy rating is 26 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. You can blast around Naugatuck or Milford without even feeling bad about trading fuel economy for more fun! With the Kia Soul, you don't have to compromise.

Safety and Technology

You'll find a lot of available active safety technology on the 2018 Kia Soul. You would find a ton of great passive safety features too, if you cut open the car, but we don't recommend that. (It would definitely void some warranties.)

The Kia Soul has received top safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Soul is a smart choice, because along with versatility and cool style, it gives you excellent safety measures. There's no downside!

Standard Soul Safety

Every new Kia Soul comes with a cocoon of airbags. You'll be surrounded by dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags.

Anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution come standard, and each Soul comes with vehicle stability management along with electronic stability control. Hill start assist can be very helpful in the Waterbury region, and is also standard on every Soul model.

If you want to drive safely, you need to be able to properly adjust the position of the steering wheel to your body; the 2018 Kia Soul comes with a tilt and telescoping steering column, which is actually pretty hard to find in vehicles in this segment.

Active Driver Assistance

If you love the idea of advanced active safety features, you'll probably want the Kia Soul + for driving around the highways and byways of the Milford or Bristol areas. You can opt for all of these available driver assistance features on the 2018 Kia Soul +:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Smart cruise control

These safety features are a wonderful extra layer of protection. With all of them together, it's like you have your own personal bodyguard watching your back in the streets and parking lots of Connecticut.

Features and Options on the New Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is available in three trim levels: Base, + (Plus) and ! (Exclaim).

  • The Base Soul, of course, covers the basics. But it still includes Bluetooth along with a six-speaker audio system. You can add the Convenience package for integrated smartphone connectivity without upgrading a whole trim level.
  • Moving up to the Soul + (Plus) gets you features like foglights, center armrests front and back, automatic climate control, a 5.0-inch touchscreen and rearview camera. An available Primo package adds a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable leather seats and driver assist features like blind-spot detection, forward-collision warning and lane departure warning. There's also an optional Audio package that upgrades the stereo to a Harmon Kardon system, and gives you a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen as well as navigation.
  • The top-of-the-line Soul ! (Exclaim) comes with the turbocharged engine, most of what's in the Primo package, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, the Harmon Kardon audio system and the panoramic sunroof.

Get Your 2018 Soul near Waterbury, CT, at Shaker's Kia

We have a great selection of new Kia Soul models in stock here at Shaker's Kia, and our knowledgeable sales professionals can help you compare the Soul against other vehicles in its class.

If you don't fall in love with any of the Kia Soul models already in our inventory, we can help you configure one that will best suit your lifestyle. We can order your 2018 Kia Soul straight from the factory, just the way you want it.

Our dealership is located at 1230 Main Street in Watertown, CT, and we're an easy drive from the neighboring communities of Waterbury, Bristol, Naugatuck and Milford. Stop in today, or give us a call at (877) 317-3379 to set up some time to test drive a new Kia Soul.

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