Compare 2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 Kia Soul
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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! Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul ! Automatic 26 31 $21,698 $22,900
Soul + Automatic 25 30 $19,329 $20,400
Soul Base Automatic 25 30 $17,185 $17,800
Soul Base Manual 24 30 $15,796 $16,200
Soul EV EV Automatic N/A N/A $31,936 $33,950
Soul EV EV-e Automatic N/A N/A $30,445 $32,250
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $35,155 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door HB Premier N/A N/A $39,268 $40,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,698
$35,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$36,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Kia Soul EV is the kind of electric vehicle we like to see. It’s fun, capable, and inconspicuous. We just wish it were easier to find at dealers. The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV remains the only affordable, available electric car that offers more than 200 miles of range.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 51.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 50.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
163 164.0
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Regenerative
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.2 NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QBM
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P215/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBM
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3232 3563
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
1.6 L/97 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6000 200 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 266 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EN0
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 110
Battery Range (mi)
- 238
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 128
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 119
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 7.05
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 NA
Trans Type
7 1
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Kia Soul Chevrolet Bolt EV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Semi-independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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