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2017 Kia Soul EV


City 120 MPG Hwy 92 MPG

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.9
Comfort 5
Performance 4.7
Reliability 5
It's Electric, but it's a real car...

by Jordanan from Portland, OR | April 26, 2018

Car has plenty of features, and I have had my golf clubs and 5 full-grown adults in it going out for dinner...didn't lose a one. In addition it has a magnificent panoramic roof with a moon roof, which is outstanding. Heated steering wheel, heated / cooled seats, and a host of features I still haven't figured out yet. Switch to electric has been easy - if you've got a cell phone or a FitBit you're used to having to plug them in to recharge the battery. I now just do the same thing with my car. Total trips to the gas station in the past month? Zero. So cool

My Second Soul EV+

by ElectricCarGuy from Escondido, CA | February 19, 2018

Just turned in my first Soul EV (lease was up), and replaced it with a new leftover 2017 of the same model. Kia engineers did an incredible job converting the existing Soul into a full EV. The 2017 is the third model year for their EV, and it seems a little tighter and better insulated from road and wind noise. Could stand more power and stronger regen for braking, but such improvements will probably not show up until the Niro EV does.

So far very pleased

by Eliot from Lake Oswego | January 04, 2018

We were looking for car to get around the city and this was perfect fit. Wanted to learn about electric vehicles and the Kia Soul EV has been great way to do so.

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2017 Kia Soul EV Overview


The 2017 Kia Soul EV is an electric-powered version of the regular Soul. It seats five passengers.

Three trims are available: the base, EV-e, and + (Plus). At the time of this writing, the EV-e is only for sale in California.


The Soul EV has more minimalistic styling from its gas-powered sibling. The front end has been simplified with blockish cover panels at the front grille and lower fascia. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels. Front fog lights, LED turn signal indicators at the side mirrors, and a panoramic moonroof are available as well.

Under the Hood
Powering the Soul EV is a standard 109-hp electric motor mated to a single-speed automatic transmission. It has a pure electric range of 93 miles. The front grille slides open to reveal its two charging ports for its 27 kWh lithium-ioin polmer battery: the SAE J1772 for 110v and 240v charging and the CHAdeMO port for 480v charging.

Inside, the Soul EV has a fabric interior with a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Maximum cargo capacity is 49.5 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features a standard audio system with a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to the UVO eco multimedia system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and light-pulsating speakers. Standard features include heated front seats, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and push-button start. Leatherette upholstery, LED interior lighting, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and an automatic dimming rearview mirror are available as well.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system.