2019 Kia Soul EV

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$33,950

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2019 Kia Soul EV
2019 Kia Soul EV

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Choice of three engines or all-electric drivetrain
  • Panoramic moonroof available
  • Heated steering wheel available

The bad:

  • Peculiar body-colored liftgate panel
  • All-wheel drive not offered
  • Modest cargo volume
  • Electric version's limited range

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder available
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2019 Kia Soul EV review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Kia Soul?

The Kia Soul is a boxy compact hatchback with room for five people. It comes with front-wheel drive and a choice of three four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged one. Three transmissions are available: a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. A battery-electric version with a 111-mile EPA-estimated driving range is offered in California and Oregon. Competitors include the Mini Countryman, Toyota C-HR and Nissan Kicks. A redesigned Soul debuts as a 2020 model.

What’s New on the 2019 Kia Soul?

Automatic headlights are now standard.

What Features in the 2019 Kia Soul Are Most Important?

Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, variable-intermittent windshield wipers, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, Bluetooth and a 60/40-split, folding backseat.

Available features include heated side mirrors, a panoramic moonroof, cruise control, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, navigation and a Harman Kardon premium stereo. Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

Should I Buy the 2019 Kia Soul?

The Soul and Soul EV have been redesigned for the 2020 model year and hit dealerships in spring 2019. The 2020 models have better gas mileage, and the all-electric version has a significantly longer 243-mile EPA range. But if you’re looking for deals, you should be able to find them on leftover 2019 Souls still on dealer lots.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Loves the car

Very impressed with this soul. It is roomy and a good ride for a small car. Traded a base soul and this time purchased top of the line. It’s pretty.

3.4

Before buying a Kia soul know why they shut off.

The battery life of this car has to be extremely great. They use a battery shut off and on when the gas pedal is let go and it seems to jerk when stepped on again. Be cautious.

5.0

My Soul gives me Joy

This is the Second Kia soul that I have owned. Interesting how I lost my second car, we had a wreck in Joplin Missouri immediately after leaving the Instant karma Café. Happily and no one was hurt but it is kind of a giggle that the car was totaled that way.I am more than delighted with this car and I have owned many in my lifetime. I teach JOY in Wichita, KS IN fact my car tag says ICT JOY. This car makes a statement. Many people smile at me on the road because the car looks so friendly. I feel safe and secure in my car that is so important. But good looking matters . White with the red top, plus sporty wheels. It is sharp. The car buying experience was exceptional. I am happy driving it every day. Better than that - I am joyful. Thank you Kia

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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