The 2018 Kia Soul offers impressive style, features, and safety in a fun, affordable package. This quirky hatch is not only equipped with smart tech for entertainment, but also offers some of the best safety features out there. Here's a closer look at what the Kia Soul uses to keep passengers safe.


Protective Features

Each 2018 Kia Soul is built to provide protection in the event of a collision. Front and rear crumple zones and side-impact steel beams are designed to absorb impact, while an advanced airbag system featuring front and side airbags reacts to protect passengers.


Active Safety Systems

The 2018 Kia Soul is equipped with safety systems that are always on guard, working to make the driving experience safer by adjusting the vehicle's response to varying conditions. These systems include Hill-Start Assist Control, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and Brake Assist. The Kia Soul is also equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system, which warns the driver when a tire's pressure drops below recommended levels.


Drive Wise

The new 2018 Kia Soul is the first model to offer the Kia Drive Wise package of advanced driver-assist safety technologies. Drive Wise includes several safety systems that work by using cameras and sensors to respond to the vehicle's surroundings. This allows each system to warn the driver of potential collisions, or even to react to one autonomously if the driver fails to do so.


For instance, the Autonomous Emergency Braking will apply the brakes by itself when necessary when it senses an oncoming frontal collision. Before this happens, the Forward Collision Warning System will warn the driver of this potential accident so that that driver has a chance to react. A Lane Departure Warning System works to help drivers stay within their lanes, while a Smart Cruise Control adjusts the Soul's speed to the vehicles around it, maintaining a safe distance from surrounding traffic.


Visit us at Bill Walsh Kia to test-drive the Kia Soul and learn more about its many safety features.

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