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2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV vs. 2021 Kia Soul Review

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2021 Hyundai
Ioniq EV

MSRP*: $33,245 to $38,815
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2021 Kia
Soul

MSRP*: $17,590 to $27,650
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Invoice* $31,999 to $36,903 $17,151 to $26,406
MPG - City 145 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 121 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 62.1 ft3
Engine 134-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 134 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 176.0 in 165.2 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Head Room Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Soul than the Hyundai Ioniq EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Ioniq EV and the Kia Soul in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Soul you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Ioniq EV, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Ioniq EV will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Soul, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Ioniq EV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Soul.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Ioniq EV is a little wider than the Kia Soul, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Hyundai Ioniq EV, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Soul.

Handling
The Hyundai Ioniq EV has about the same turning radius as the Kia Soul, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Ioniq EV has less horsepower than the Kia Soul, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Ioniq EV does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Soul.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Ioniq EV and the Kia Soul.

Warranty
The Hyundai Ioniq EV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Soul.