2019 Kia Soul EV

Buyer's Guide

In many ways, the Soul was the perfect vehicle for Kia to kick off its foray into the electric vehicle market. Its quirky looks appealed to those EV buyers who appreciate styling that stands out from more conventional cars, while the Soul's spacious interior meant the bulky battery pack didn't intrude on passenger and cargo space.

The Soul EV carries over into 2019 with no changes.

That means buyers of this electric box once again get a rather limited driving range of 149 km, which leaves Kia near the back of the pack in that all-important regard. That's a surprising thing given parent company Hyundai gets 200 km out of its Ioniq EV and, as you read this, is getting set to launch an electric version of its Kona compact CUV that promises as much as 400 km of range. There's also the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf, both of which are more advanced tech-wise and can further on a charge.

However, like most electrics based on gas-powered cars, the Soul EV is the best version of this Kia wagon, its vibration-free powertrain lending a level of refinement uncommon for a compact.

With 109 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque, the Soul EV's specs are less-impressive than those of many competitors, but that's enough power to move the car with adequate alacrity.

For its base price (before any government incentives available where you are) Kia fits the Soul EV with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, backup camera, air conditioning, heated steering wheel and navigation. A Luxury trim adds parking sensors, a more sophisticated climate control system that helps boost driving range, ventilated front seats and leather-like door trim.

A Luxury trim adds fog lights, power-folding side mirrors, aero wipers, range-enhancing climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, cargo cover, cargo net, 12-volt cargo area power outlet, leather seating, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and leatherette interior trim. The only option here is a sunroof.

Kia's energy consumption estimates are 1.9/2.5 Le/100 km (city/highway).

2019 Kia Soul EV Specifications

There are 5 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $35,895 MSRP
N/A
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
109 hp @8000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Hatchback
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
EV Auto w/Black/Red Exterior $35,895 5 Hatchback
EV Auto w/Black/Red Exterior 109 hp @8000 rpm 210 ft-lb @2730 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EV Auto w/Black/Red Exterior 163" 70.9" 63" 101.2"
EV Auto w/Black/Red Exterior
EV Auto w/Black/Red Exterior Cloth Seats
EV Auto w/Black/Red Exterior
EV Auto w/Black/Red Exterior
EV Auto $35,895 5 Hatchback
EV Auto 109 hp @8000 rpm 210 ft-lb @2730 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EV Auto 163" 70.9" 63" 101.2"
EV Auto
EV Auto Cloth Seats
EV Auto
EV Auto
EV Luxury Auto w/Black/Red Exterior $38,995 5 Hatchback
EV Luxury Auto w/Black/Red Exterior 109 hp @8000 rpm 210 ft-lb @2730 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EV Luxury Auto w/Black/Red Exterior 163" 70.9" 63" 101.2"
EV Luxury Auto w/Black/Red Exterior
EV Luxury Auto w/Black/Red Exterior Premium Synthetic Seats
EV Luxury Auto w/Black/Red Exterior
EV Luxury Auto w/Black/Red Exterior
EV Luxury Auto $38,995 5 Hatchback
EV Luxury Auto 109 hp @8000 rpm 210 ft-lb @2730 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EV Luxury Auto 163" 70.9" 63" 101.2"
EV Luxury Auto
EV Luxury Auto Premium Synthetic Seats
EV Luxury Auto
EV Luxury Auto
EV Luxury Auto w/Sunroof $39,895 5 Hatchback
EV Luxury Auto w/Sunroof 109 hp @8000 rpm 210 ft-lb @2730 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
EV Luxury Auto w/Sunroof 163" 70.9" 63" 101.2"
EV Luxury Auto w/Sunroof
EV Luxury Auto w/Sunroof Premium Synthetic Seats
EV Luxury Auto w/Sunroof
EV Luxury Auto w/Sunroof

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