I recommend the Plus or Exclaim if it is in your budget as lots of little extras are included. Mine has a beautiful black leather/tan interior which everyone raves about. It is a good driving car, but it is a bit bumpy of a ride. Don't expect it to drive like a sports car - it's more like a truck. Sunroof has been great! I would not hesitate to buy another Kia Soul Exclaim.
Bought this car new in 2012 and have never taken it back to the dealer for anything and its been 5 years. Our most reliable car ever. It is extremely easy to get in and out of, easy to park and with folding seats you can carry a lot of cargo. It's just a good solid inexpensive car with reasonable amount of pep. I'd say its not a long trip car, but an almost perfect around town car. The one thing we miss is a back-up camera.
I loved my 2012 kia soul. But the odometer just flipped to 100k and the engine blew while I was driving on the interstate with my grandson. Kia has had my car for about 3 weeks. They currently have a recall for 1. 2 million cars with the same engine issue, but since my car is not on the recall list, they are refusing to fix my engine. I see in a previous review someone else experienced the same issue and said a recall was issued after they'd already sold their car. Is anyone aware of that recall information?