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New 2017 Kia Soul EV Reviews

New 2017 Kia Soul EV

Average Overall Rating:

5.0/5

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Value:
4.9/5
Exterior:
4.9/5
Interior:
4.9/5
Comfort:
5.0/5
Performance:
4.7/5
Reliability:
5.0/5

7 of 7 (100%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Fun to drive EV

Reviewed by JackP
October 20, 2017

I didn't go in looking to buy a Kia, only to get to better know the brand offerings. I had been driving a Toyota Corolla Hybrid and was happy with it. However, once I saw what Kia was offering I realized I'd be switching brands when the time was right. Just as I was leaving, having looked at a Soul all decked out and appreciated the creature comforts it offered, I was told it came as an EV. Surprised by this, I asked if they had one I could test drive. A friend has a Tesla I had driven from time to time so it was a high bar to meet. Obviously, it doesn't pass that bar and it's not going to win in any red light challenges, but it was peppy, it's handling is spry due to a small wheelbase, and I realized that this was the right commuter choice for me. One year on, I still feel this way. I can tuck it in just about anywhere so, whether I'm dealing with urban sprawl or tight parking options downtown, I am rarely challenged. It's range is sufficient for just about any trip. For my daily commute, I just top off my batteries with an overnight charge. Additionally, finding a charger anywhere in King County, Washington, is very easy and often results in preferred parking. About the only downsides I've noticed with the car are two things. First, range drops about 20 miles during the cold months of winter. Second, small, low-roll-resistance tires on a small wheel base means occasional slippage. Fortunately, the EV comes with traction control. You can turn it off but I have no idea why you would. Slippage is brief and has never caused me a safety concern.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Strong entry for an EV commuter

Reviewed by ChronosWS
October 08, 2017

This is my first EV, and I bought it explicitly as a commuter - it's cheaper to own than my gas-powered car for the purposes of commuting. Good enough range to do work and errands, but you will probably want to charge it every day or every other day. Nice interior, Android Auto is really nice, and lots of nice little details like auto-folding mirrors, pool lights and the ability to remotely check on the status of the car. Surprising for a Kia really.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

So far so great

Reviewed by First time electric guy
October 01, 2017

Our family owns 2 Kia souls, but we had never had an electric car before. Sole objective was to get me in the car pool land in California for my new work commute. Kia Soul pricing for a lease was excellent. Car is fun to drive, love the sun roof. Only had it 6 weeks so far but everything working as designed.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Love my Kia Soul

Reviewed by SAO
August 09, 2017

Really love driving my Kia Soul. The Pick-up is great, the car is safe, and the interior is really fancy and feels like a luxury car. It is also spacious yet small enough to get into those perfect parking spots.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Super car! Love driving it!

Reviewed by Kerry P, First Time Kia Customer
June 13, 2017

I was surprised at how much room the interior had! The EV option gives me great gas mileage; and I drive far to my job. It is comfortable to drive in and it is the perfect size for myself and my family's needs. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase!

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Happy with this decision,i can save a lot in gas

Reviewed by flora1974
May 24, 2017

i love it very very much,service from the sales person to administration was excellent ,i feel very comfortable driving my car i love everything inside out

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

A great car for a Senior Citizen

Reviewed by Senior Fan
March 29, 2017

Drove a rental Kia Soul for a week and knew I wanted one. This is a great car for a senior. Sits a little higher, easy to get in and out, love the backup camera, love the spaciousness for passengers.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

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