What engine is in a Kia Soul +?

I don’t understand what the + means when it comes to Kia models, so I’m not sure if that implies a model being better or not. Does the Kia Soul + have a better engine than the regular Kia Soul?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Kia Soul +
has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The base model Kia Soul has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, meaning it is less powerful than the Soul +. The Soul + can achieve 161 horsepower, whereas the base model can only achieve 130 horsepower.
However, most of the differences between the base and + models are found in the interior features list. The Kia Soul + has features like:
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • A heated steering wheel
If you’re tempted by interior features offered by the Soul + model, I recommend giving each model a test drive to see which one works best for you. That way, you’ll be able to compare the handling, speed, and features of each model yourself.
Once you’ve decided which Kia is perfect for you, check out the
app to learn more about your
options. Jerry makes it quick and easy to find the best rates available in a matter of minutes, making it simple to find the right policy for you.
View full answer 
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.

Join 4M+ members in lowering their car insurance

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings