2018 Kia Soul Plus vs. Exclaim

2018 Kia Soul overlooking a valley and ocean

Refresh your daily drive with the 2018 Kia Soul. Since its creation, the Soul has been revolutionizing the industry. With its good looks, athletic handling and rewarding driving experience, the Soul remains a great option for those looking for a model that breaks the cookie-cutter mold of modern vehicles. In a world dominated by crossover SUVs, the 2018 Kia Soul's unique style is a welcome sight.  

Choose from two engine options, including a 130-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder or a 161-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. There are also three trims, including the base, Plus and Exclaim. If you're looking to equip your Kia Soul with keyless entry and heated mirrors we recommend the Plus or above. But how does it compare to the Exclaim trim?

2018 Kia Soul Plus 


2018 Kia Soul Exclaim

Standard Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Standard
161-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder Engine 201-hp, 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
N/A  Keyless ignition and entry  Standard
N/A Leather seat upholstery Standard

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When the 2018 Kia Soul Plus and Exclaim are side-by-side you are sure to notice a few differences right away. First, the Exclaim has gloss black/red exterior and interior accents and larger wheels. Both models also have a different engine under the hood, with the more powerful 201-hp version for the Exclaim.  

In terms of features, both models have a generous array, including a 7-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, 60/40-split folding rear seats, satellite radio, a USB port, rear privacy glass and much more.  

Unlike the base model, the Plus has selectable drive modes, foglights, upgraded cloth upholstery, a cargo cover and a wide range of other features. It also has a six-speed automatic transmission. Moving up to the Exclaim trim adds a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission; upgraded gauges; a leather-wrapped steering wheel; and leather and cloth seat upholstery. Both the Plus and Exclaim models are available with a variety of optional accessories packages.  

For example, car shoppers can get the upgraded gauges and leather upholstery from the Exclaim trim on the Plus with the Primo package. This premium package also adds power-folding mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, a suite of driver assistance technologies, adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats and much more. 

We invite you to take a closer look at the new 2018 Kia Soul with a test drive at Matt Castrucci Kia today! Our award-winning team is here to help you find the perfect Kia model for your budget and style. Choose from hundreds of new, used and certified pre-owned models!