The Kia Soul is a fashionable and fun multi-purpose vehicle with the handling of a sedan, the cargo room of a crossover, and the power of a roadster. The 2018 model year returns with yet another style-rich and feature-heavy model, with up to 201 horsepower in its Exclaim (!) trim, and 61.3 cubic feet for cargo besides. One of its segment competitors, the 2017 Chevrolet Trax, is a versatile vehicle that has more cargo room than a sedan or a typical car, but only 48.4 cubic feet; it also has the power of a compact car, with a mere 138 HP. Drive a 2018 Soul and beat the 2017 Trax off the blocks every time.
That's not the only edges the 2018 Soul has over the 2017 Trax; it comes with more transmission options so you can find the vehicle that suits the way you like to hit the road. You have three options in all with the 2018 Soul, a 6-speed automatic transmission for a baseline experience, or a 6-speed manual transmission if you prefer, and a 7-speed automatic transmission for the Exclaim trim. The 2017 Trax only has a 6-speed automatic transmission for all trim options.
2018 Kia Soul
2017 Chevrolet Trax
|6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic||Transmission Options||6-speed automatic|
|34.8||Turning Circle (feet)||35.4 to 36.7|
|61.3||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||48.4|
|Yes||"Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in 2017?||No|
|10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper|
The Kia Soul is an award-winner in many arenas, whether it's making Parents Magazine and Edmunds "10 Best Family Cars of 2017" list, or Consumer Guide's "2017 Best Buys," or being named "Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2017 Initial Quality Study. Do the research, and you will find the 2017 Chevy Trax cannot even hope to compete with the praise and acclaim of the Kia Soul.
The 2017 Trax also is nearly $20,000 for its base trim level, while the 2018 Soul's top trim is available for less than $20,000 at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, and lower trims of the 2018 Soul can be yours for far less. Enjoy the value, the performance, the drive-feel, and the next-level options with colors (11 exterior options) and so much more with the 2018 Kia Soul, the top multi-purpose vehicle for many reasons, and we hope to see you on the lot at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.
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