2017 Kia Soul in Irvine, CA

Prospective car buyers entering the market with hopes of finding a unique, stylish and practical vehicle are sure to be impressed with the 2017 Kia Soul. This iconic model is classified as a compact crossover, but the Soul could honestly stand alone in a category all by itself.

There are three models for drivers to choose from: Base, Plus and Exclaim. Each one offers a variety of standard and available safety and technology features. Our team here at Kia of Irvine is going to explore what the 2017 Kia Soul has to offer to give drivers a better idea of what they’ll get when they opt to drive away with a new Soul.


The Soul Base is set with a 130-horsepower, 1.6L I-4 engine. The Plus has a larger, 2.0L I-4 engine that pumps out 161 horsepower, and the Exclaim is set with a powerful 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine with 201 horsepower.



There are three transmission options depending on the specific model chosen. Drivers will have a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is paired with the Exclaim trim only.



Souls paired with the manual transmission are least efficient with 24 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. The six-speed automatic has the same highway, but averages 25 mpg in the city. The dual-clutch option is the most efficient.

Test drive the 2017 Kia Soul in Irvine, CA

The 2017 Kia Soul has so much to offer that it would be difficult to highlight everything in this one post. However, we’re going to do our best to explore the available features now that we’ve highlighted the noteworthy performance capabilities. We’re going to start with the safety features, which are plentiful in the Soul. Drivers will have a standard tire pressure monitor system and rear child-safety door locks across all trims. The Soul Base offers an optional rear-camera display, which is standard on the other two trims.

We’re going to highlight more available features below:

  • 5.0-inch color touch-screen audio display
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Push button start with Smart Key
  • Heated front & rear seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Kia Soul are welcome to contact our team here at Kia of Irvine for more information. Drivers can schedule a test drive online, too!

2017 Kia Soul storage
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2017 Kia Soul dashboard

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