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Premium options key to 2018 Kia Soul Safety Pick + rating

A capable compact utility hatchback by any measure, 2018 Kia Soul earns the Insurance Institute’s highest safety rating possible when equipped with this option.

Korean car company Kia earns yet another auto industry accolade with their latest rendition of the affordable and fun to drive 2018 Kia Soul. According to IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) when equipped with a very specific option, Kia’s entry level compact hatchback earns IIHS highest accolade, the Safety Pick +, when equipped with the * Premium Lit Package. 2018 Kia Soul, enters its 5th production year with little change.

Torque News experienced the rarefied Kia Soul EV back in early 2016, and deemed it an extremely well built offering, sporting near premium features and technology generally found in much higher priced offerings. Despite a rather limited between charge drive range, at the end of the week, Kia Soul EV proved to be a practical, near intuitive, electric-only drive and ride experience. Looking for a high end 4 door sedan? Kia Cadenza has you covered.

Kia Soul standard features run down

KIa Soul consistently ranks at the top of the compact crossover, hatchback segment, by presenting an affordable, comprehensive, and user friendly 4 door hatchback. Kia Soul proves over a 5 year model run not only to be practical, but fuel efficient, reliable, and fun to drive. Currently ranked #1 in its segment for initial quality by J.D. Powers and Associates, Kia Soul is a viable consideration for anyone considering the purchase of a compact hatchback. Looking for a larger crossover with all-wheel drive capability, Kia Sorento may be right for you.

With a beginning MSRP of $16,100 +, 2018 Kia Soul presents a well equipped economy hatchback with standard features and interior quality standards generally reserved for upline midsize crossovers. With 3 engine and 2 transmission choices, including the high output turbocharged Soul Sport Hatch.