Alloy wheels now are standard on all Soul models. Base models with a Convenience Package gain a 4.3-inch color touchscreen, satellite ratio, and integrated rearview camera. The Plus model adds gloss black bumper “tusks” and foglights. A new Premium package includes forward collision and lane departure warnings. The Designer Collection, inspired by the battery-powered Soul, features two-tone paint and 18-inch alloy wheels. Leather-trimmed seats now are standard on Exclaim.
All Souls have front-wheel drive, with ample room for five, plus 19 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat. Subcompact on the outside, its interior space turns the Soul into a compact model.
In the base Soul, a direct-injected 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine develops 130 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque. Upper trim levels hold a 2-liter engine rated 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet. The 1.6-liter engine mates with either a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2-liter is automatic-only. Fuel economy is estimated at 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway with the smaller engine, while the 2-liter manages 31 mpg in highway driving. All Soul models have FlexSteer driver-selectable steering assist. The base Soul has an appealing list of standard equipment for its class. Included are the 1.6-liter engine, air conditioning, power windows and locks, power mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering column, woven and tricot cloth seat trim, Bluetooth connectivity, rear privacy glass, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Six-speaker sound includes satellite radio and steering-wheel audio controls.