2018 Kia Soul Lands Spot on 10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000 List By KBB

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards & Accolades, Kia Soul on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 8:20 pm
Orange-colored Kia Soul driving down a tree-lined road

What Makes the 2018 Kia Soul One of the Coolest Cars Under $20,000?

Since its birth almost a decade ago, the Soul has become an icon for the Kia brand – much like the Beetle is to Volkswagen and the Mustang is to Ford. However, the 2018 edition of the Kia Soul has one accolade that is not shared with the Beetle or the Mustang – and that is the honor of being lauded by Kelley Blue Book as one of the coolest cars under $20,000.

What Makes the 2018 Kia Soul Perfect for Retiring Baby Boomers?

What KBB Has to Say About the 2018 Kia Soul

“Few vehicles match the Kia Soul’s alluring combination of bold style, SUV-like versatility, and practicality, with a roster of standard and available features that add to the Soul’s value. The cool looks continue inside, with an interior that’s both functional and fashionable.”
-Kelley Blue Book

Well, there you have it directly from the mouth (or pen) from KBB, and we couldn’t agree more. Kia took a huge gamble when they added the funky-shaped Soul to the brand lineup in 2009, but it paid off. Some tweaks have been made over the years to improve performance and to keep up with the demands of modern drivers, and we think that the 2018 version is the best one yet for several reasons, including:

Unique Styling

The boxy shape and wide spectrum of color options help the 2018 Kia Soul stand out in a crowded parking lot. That boxy styling also helps offer a more optimal amount of cargo space, which measures 18.8 to 24.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 49.5 to 61.3 behind the front seats.

Outstanding Performance

The 2018 Kia Soul is not only fun to look at – it is also fun to drive! Thanks to three different engine options (130-horsepower 1.6L DOHC I-4, 161-horsepower 2.0L DOHC I-4, or 201-horsepower 1.6L DOHC I-4 with turbocharger), drivers can enjoy both speed and efficiency.


We rely more on technology than ever before for communication, entertainment, and research. With the 2018 Kia Soul, you can do it all thanks to a plethora of features like USB ports, high-quality sound systems, the available UVO infotainment system with touchscreen, and more!

Affordable Pricing

Who said that unique styling and high quality had to be expensive? Certainly not us! The base model of the 2018 Kia Soul starts at $16,200 while the top-of-the-line Exclaim (!) model comes in at about $22,900. Looking for something in the middle? The list price for the Plus (+) model is $20,400.

Side profile of orange-colored 2018 Kia Soul

To learn more about the 2018 Kia Soul, please visit us here at Lehighton Kia.

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