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2019 Kia Soul EV

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Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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111 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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5 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

23 mins.
DC fast charging DC fast charging

DC fast charging is the fastest way to charge and only available at pay-for-use public charging stations, though some EVs come with complimentary charging for a limited time. Real-world DC fast charging times can vary greatly, even on the same vehicle, because of this type of charging’s sensitivities to ambient and battery conditions. DC fast charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

30 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.


Seating capacity

163” x 63”


Front-wheel drive



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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Our 2019 Kia Soul EV trim comparison will help you decide.

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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 5.0
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews


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.


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.


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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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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