Kia Soul thoughts: We have rented Souls several times for extended trips. Very easy going car with lots of room and great features, A bit of jolt on sharp bumps but that is my only complaint. I would have gotten the Soul rather than the VW Golf TSI Wolfsburg if the Soul Turbo had been available back when I bought my Golf.
Since this is an around town ride and you are planning to lease consider the Soul EV if available in your area. There currently are some screaming good lease deals for 2018 Souls, including the EV. Not as much ranges as some of the other current EVs, but not bad if it is your second car.
The first of the 2019s are trickling in:
The Kia Soul is a popular youth-oriented model with room for five. It has a loyal following and includes an EV variant . The Soul is a cutting-edge alternative to other smalldels, including compact crossovers and hatchbacks.
You'll find a generous supply of 2018s on dealer lots; the first of the 2019s are trickling in. For 2018, Kia brought Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility and automatic climate control to the base model. For 2019, a rearview camera and automatic headlights are now standard.
The current offers are in place throughJuly 31, 2018, and we aren't expecting changes before August. Kia's offers vary by region. The examples we're using are for California.
This month's cash incentive:Kia provides a $2,000 cash back offer on the 2018 Soul and that's four times the rate Kia offered as they closed out last year. Choose a 2019 Soul and the cash offer is $1,000.
If you take either offer, keep in mind that you may not combine it with promotional financing.
Your choice of financing offers:Purchase a 2018 Kia Soul and you can finance one for 0.0-percent APR for up to 66 months. Choose a 72-month term and 0.9-percent APR financing is available.
If you're buying a 2019 Soul, the interest rates are as follows: 0-percent APR for 60 months, 0.9-percent APR for 66 months, and 1.9-percent APR for 72 months.
Kia's financing offers are terrific and superior to what most competitors offer.
A competitive lease:The 2018 Soul Base is listed at $199 per month per month for 36 months, with $1,999 due at signing. Here, your effective monthly cost of ownership comes in at just $255 and equates to a poor value given the vehicle's MSRP.
Interestingly, the 2019 Soul starts just $10/month higher with everything else equal. As a result, it may make more sense to upgrade to the latest version.
Kia provides a mileage allowance of 12,000 miles per year. At the end of the lease term, you'll pay a $400 termination fee.
Incentive available to most customers and purchasing situations.
Customer Rebate:Customer Cash(Expires 7/31/18)
Lease Bonus Cash:KMF Lease Cash(Expires 7/31/18)
Best Kia Deals & Lease Offers: July 2018
TheKia Soulwill see only minor changes for the 2019 model year. Although a redesign is likely to follow not long after, buyers may need to wait until 2020 for that to go on sale.