New Soul - much improved
2018 Base Model - Solid, Quiet, Comfortable. I had a 2013 base model and liked the car except for a few issues. The road noise was not acceptable and my girlfriend found the seats uncomfortable. The new 2018 base model is SO much quieter on the road, the seats are comfortable, and the car just feels much more solid. You get in and when you close the door, you know. Solid, quiet, sound. Handling is still great, brakes are great, transmission is smooth, ride is smooth. The car does feel heavier though, and the larger engine might me a wise choice.