2020 Kia Soul EV vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Soul EV
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

A new Kia Soul EV may be just what some electric-car shoppers have waited for—but that’s not for lack of options.

The Kia Niro EV arrives in the new model year with its own high-range battery and a more studious hatchback body—same for the similar Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

The Hyundai Kona Electric drops a 258-mile EPA-rated driving range and an engaging sense of style, but you can’t buy one in most states, despite Hyundai’s promises—we’ve tried.

The Chevy Bolt EV is widely available, and it hasn’t been as quick to leave dealer lots in the transactional sense as it does in the physical sense.

Look for bargains there, smart EV buyers.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Kia Soul EV leads the battery charge, fashion first.
6.8
The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback started a trend that others are only now catching up to.
6.6
The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is an exceptional electric hatchback that should get more attention than it does.
6.0
The 2019 Kia Niro is an efficiency-first hatchback with a secret: it’s also a good family car.
MSRP From    
N/A$36,620$30,315N/A$23,490
Gas Mileage    
46 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy
Engine    
N/AElectricElectricN/AGas/Electric I-4
EPA Class    
N/ASmall station wagonLarge CarsN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
N/A5-Door Wagon LTHatchbackN/AFE FWD
Drivetrain    
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
N/A55N/A5
Passenger Doors    
N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/AWagonHatchbackN/ASport Utility
Transmission    
N/ANAAutomaticN/AAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Kia Soul EV vs. 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV2020 Kia Soul EV vs. 2019 Hyundai IONIQ Electric2020 Kia Soul EV vs. 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric2020 Kia Soul EV vs. 2019 Kia Niro