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2017 Kia Soul EV Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Electric-powered version of the Soul
  • Pure electric range of 93 miles
  • DC fast charging port (480v) option
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.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 120 MPG
  • Highway: 92 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

17 of 17 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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