2019 Kia Soul Base vs Kia Soul!

2019 Kia Soul exterior front fascia and drivers side  with blurred water on bridge

The 2019 Kia Soul is a quirky option for anyone looking for a unique but practice vehicle. But even if you decide that the 2019 Kia Soul is your future vehicle, you still need to decide which trim is the right fit for you and your lifestyle. To help you, we’ve decided to compare two trims of the Kia Soul; Kia Soul Base, and the Kia Soul!.

Before we begin, you should know that these two trims aren’t the only ones available for the Kia Soul. There is also the Kia Soul+ trim. For the purpose of this comparison, we are simply going to be taking the base trim and the highest trim of the 2019 Soul. You’ll see the starting MRSP, some technology features, transmission, and a unique color option in this comparison. Now that we’ve got that figured out, let’s get started!

2019 Kia Soul Base


2019 Kia Soul!

$16,490 Starting MRSP $22,990
Available Andriod Auto™/Apple CarPlay™ Standard
Standard Manual transmission n/a
Available Alien 2 color n/a

2019 Kia Soul specs and features

We’ll get the obvious out of the way first; the Kia Soul Base, being the base trim, costs less than the Kia Soul! trim. So, if price is everything, you’ll find yourself spending less on the Soul Base.

If you are looking for Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, you’ll get them standard on the Soul!. You can get it in the Base trim as well, however they don’t come standard like they do in the Soul!.

Transmission is difficult to classify as a positive or negative. If you are someone who loves manual transmission and the ability to shift gears yourself, then you’ll want to go with the 2019 Kia Soul Base trim. If you want automatic transmission, the Base trim does have that option as well, as does the Kia Soul! trim.

If you are going to have a quirky vehicle, might as well go all the way and get it in a unique color. Unfortunately, the top trim of the 2019 Kia Soul does not have the distinct green that is Alien 2. However, if you do what this color, you can get it on the base trim.

Questions? Contact us! We’d be happy to tell you more about the 2019 Kia Soul.