The Soul Plus, at $21,430 to start, is only $1,100 more than a Base with its Convenience Package (the contents of which are standard now), which is a fair deal for the engine upgrade alone. The new body-color bumpers and chromed grille surround are certainly a bonus, too. But the Plus – as its name implies – is so much more.
There are now 11 paints, three interior colors, and many more packages to choose from. The Designer Collection Package ($400) allows for the choice of unique exterior colors, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The Audio Package ($1,500) includes a Harman/Kardon audio system, the UVO system with an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a smart key system with push-button start, a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, dual center console USB charging ports, leatherette coverings for the dash, and black accents. However, the system is held back by inexplicable speaker lights that pulse with the music being played.
The Primo Package ($4,500) requires the Audio Package and includes includes safety features like auto-leveling headlights, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. It also includes niceties like a sunroof, leather seats, heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, LED interior lighting, and a 4.3-inch TFT color LCD Display cluster.