Handles well; loads of cool features; good range on a single charge; roomy interior; batteries don't impede on cargo space
Price is a bit high; limited number of select markets
2015 marks the first year for the Soul EV. Aside from its electric powertrain, the Soul EV distinguishes itself from the standard Soul with unique colors, a white cap roof, flush wheels for improved aerodynamics and dual charge ports concealed behind a sliding panel in the plastic grille panel.
Considering there's only a $2,000 difference between the two trims, we say go for the Soul EV Plus. Its heated and ventilated front seats are worth every extra penny, and the park-assist feature is a nice way to ensure that the bumpers won't get beaten up when parallel parking. Find a Kia Soul EV for sale
The Kia Soul EV is offered in two trims: base and Plus.
The Soul EV base ($34,525) includes 16-inch lightweight alloy wheels, keyless entry with push-button start, power windows, mirrors and door locks, auto headlights, automatic climate control with driver-zone-only feature, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a tilt-telescopic steering column, a trip computer, a unique EV-oriented gauge cluster, climate scheduling (allows preset heating or cooling of the vehicle while charging), Flex Steer driver-selectable power steering and a rear backup camera, plus an AM/FM/CD/satellite radio with six speakers, navigation, UVO voice-activated infotainment and an iPod/USB port. Also standard is a 120-volt charging cable and dual charging ports (one AC, one DC Fast Charge).
The Soul EV Plus ($36,525) adds fog lights, leather seats, power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats, a padded leatherette dash pad and door armrests, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated rear seats.
Each trim is a complete package with no factory options, although a few dealer-installed items are available.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|