2015 Kia Soul EV  -  $34,525

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $34,525
Base Invoice: $32,320
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr Wgn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 5dr Wgn
Transmission: Transmission: 1-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 109HP AC Electric Motor


Trend-setting style; boxy design opens up lot of passenger space; versatility for cargo; improved ride and handling; a feature set unlike other compact cars

Value Writeup

The Soul remains one of the more affordable vehicles on the market, priced in line with other compact sedans, very well-equipped and quite fuel-efficient. With the Soul's tiny parking footprint, it's very easy to maneuver and park, still packing impressive interior space thanks to the boxy profile. Adults can fit comfortably in the back seat, which isn't the case with most other vehicles this size.

Safety features also get a boost in the new Soul-- the stronger structure has already been proven with Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick status plus a federal 5-star overall rating.

Model Highlights

The 2015 Kia Soul is offered in base Soul, Soul Plus (+), and Soul Exclaim (!) models, with the base $15,495 Soul including a very generous list of standard features. Power windows and locks, heated mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6-speaker sound system with satellite radio compatibility and USB and auxiliary inputs are all part of the base feature set.

Soul+ models add larger 17-inch alloy wheels, additional fender trim, outside-mirror turn signals, a driver armrest and upgraded center console, a rear camera system and a center armrest in the back seat. The Soul! level comes with 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, projector headlamps, front LED marker lamps and rear 'halo' lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power driver's seat, cooled glove box and glossy piano-black trim for the dash.

Plus and Exclaim models comes with the UVO eServices capability, which includes an 8-inch capacitive screen, plus apps for Pandora and many more. The system runs on Linux and is easily upgradable.

Options include a full navigation system, 350-watt Infinity audio, a panoramic sunroof, fog lamps, ventilated front seats and heated seats for all four outboard seating positions.

While the Soul's exterior makes the vehicle stand out, the interior shines as well. There are soft-touch materials throughout, with fun features such as lighted speaker rings and customizable LED mood lighting. Well-bolstered front seats should help on longer trips, and the back seat is large enough for a couple of adults, or three across if it's kids headed back from practice.

Powertrains are what the Soul most has in common with other small sedans and hatchbacks. The base Soul includes a 130-horsepower, 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, while Plus and Exclaim models step up to the 2.0L four, making 164 hp. The 1.6L includes a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic, while all models with the larger engine include the automatic.

The new-for-2015 Soul EV is Kia's first all-electric vehicle. It carries a 27 kilowatt-hour battery pack that makes 109 horsepower and 210 lb-feet of torque. Kia claims a 92-mile range on a full charge.

The Soul EV is similar in shape and size to the gasoline-powered Soul, but feature a unique grille and energy-saving LED lighting. Base Soul EVs come with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated power mirrors, an UVO infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen interface, voice activation and smartphone integration. Bluetooth, a heated steering wheel, remote keyless entry and dual-zone climate control are all standard as well.

Soul EV Plus models add leatherette seat trim, ventilated front seats and a proximity key system. The EV starts at $33,700. The Plus trim runs $2,000 more.

Model News

The Kia Soul was redesigned last year, so for this year it's mostly the same save for a few small changes to several options and amenities. The most notable upgrades have been made to Kia's UVO eServices, which feature several updates making the system more robust, with increased app compatibility. Other changes include a new set of interior colors available on 'Exclaim' trimmed Souls.

A new electric-powered Soul arrives for 2015. Powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, it pushes the diminutive Soul for a claimed 92 miles on a charge. The Soul EV will come in both base and Plus (+) trims.

Front Wheel Drive

Engine Type

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 8000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 2730

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

Battery Range
90 mi

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
97 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.2 in

Second Head Room
39.5 in

Second Leg Room
36 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Hip Room
49.3 in

101.2 in

Length, Overall
163 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.9 in

Height, Overall
63 in

Track Width, Front
62 in

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.3 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
18.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
49.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3289 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Engine: 109HP AC Electric Motor

Transmission: 1-Speed Automatic

Front-Wheel Drive

8.21 Axle Ratio

45-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front Anti-Roll Bar

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/6.6 kW Onboard Charger, 24 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V and 5 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Wheels: 16" Alloy w/Full Wheel Covers

Tires: 16"

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Body-Colored Grille

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

LED Brakelights

Radio: UVO EV Services Infotainment -inc: 8" screen, charge station locator, battery status info, appointed charging, appointed ventilation, energy usage, Eco driving display, 911 Connect, Roadside Assistance, EV services guide, climate schedules, Pandora, downloadable apps and Siri Eyes Free, Navigation

Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Internal Memory

6 Speakers

Digital Signal Processor

Wireless Streaming

Integrated Roof Antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

Real-Time Traffic Display

Heated Front Bucket Seats

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

5 Person Seating Capacity

Heated Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Remote Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter

Remote Releases -Inc: Keyfob Charge Port Door

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Residual Heat Recirculation

Illuminated Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Colored Instrument Panel Insert, Colored Door Panel Insert, Colored Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seat Trim

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation

Back-Up Alarm

Smart Device Integration

Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital Display

Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera















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