So far I am impressed. I purchased a mini spare for this vehicle. Not comfortable with the inflator they provide. Good MPG. Good visibility. Reasonably quiet for ride and engine noise. I would recommend.
This car is a great value for the money. When Kia introduced this car, they seemed to be marketing it toward the younger crowd, but most of them I see on the road are driven by more mature folks. The reasons are simple: ease of entry, upright driving position, good headroom, comfortable seats, lots of standard features (even in the base model,) decent acceleration, decent gas mileage, decent cargo area, the ability to carry a large cargo load with the rear seats folded, the ability to install a roof rack, and the handy, large tailgate. Sure, it's an a no-nonsense econobox, and it certainly isn't flashy, but if it's an economical, comfortable, practical car, (that's fun to drive,) with a good warranty, that you're looking for, this may be your ticket.
The car is inexpensive but doesn't look inexpensive -- especially on the inside! I have the Kia Soul Plus which has the larger nav system, Hardon Kardon stereo, and upgraded trim. I'm very pleased, thus far. It, overall, handles well. The only real complaint I have is that you have blind spots towards the rear of the car. You have to be really careful when changing lanes. I was initially looking at Jeep Renegades because of its unique body styling -- but -- when I saw the Kia (which also has a unique body style) -- I loved it and forgot all about the Jeep.
My 2015 ! Has more options than the 2018!! Tho the turbo is a great addition to the 2018. But that?s it Exterior color options limited & boring. Same for interior. The light gray headliner & trim is cheap & ugly. No all Black option for interior. My 2015 had beautiful tan all Napa leather seats! Also had cool ventilated front seats which has been removed from the 2018 model but is an option on the soul+. Which weirdly has more options than the ! We were so disappointed.