As the name suggests, the Kia Soul EV is a car with plenty of character. With a distinctive design inside and out it’ll catch the glances of passers-by, but there’s also plenty of substance thanks to its strong range, perky performance and spacious back seats.
Key Kia Soul highlights
One of the most immediately obvious highlights of the Soul EV is the space inside. With ample room for four adults, this car will take your family from toddlers to teenage years without any compromise. The high yet very comfortable driving position further adds to its credentials as a top choice as an urban runaround for growing families.
Looking for safety features? There are plenty. Automatic emergency braking with forward collision warning? Check. Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist? Check. Adaptive cruise control? Check again. There’s also blind-spot monitoring and a head-up display. All these and more have landed the Soul at the top of multiple safety top 10 lists.
When saving the planet and going electric becomes this easy, the Soul just makes sense. It handles better than many traditional cars, has ample space, and comes in a cute package. What’s not to love?
Kia Soul performance and range
From first glance you might not think the Kia Soul is going to blow you away with its performance, but 201bhp and a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds is enough to put a smile on your face and easily keep up with faster traffic.
The 64kWh battery version also has an official range of up to 280 miles, or roughly 250 miles in real-world driving. Don’t need that much range? There’s a cheaper 39kWh model with an official range of 171 miles, and less power for a 0-62mph time of 9.9 seconds.
Although the lesser model has a lower peak charging speed, it takes the same time to go from 0-80% charge (around 54 minutes) using a suitable rapid charger. The 39kWh version will fully charge via a 7kW charger in just 6hrs thanks to its smaller battery.
Soul Explore 64kWh
Similar models to the Kia Soul
Although the look and design of the Soul are pretty unique, there are a few EVs on the market that can offer a similar experience. The Cupra Born is a sharp-suited alternative to lease, as are the Vauxhall Mokka-e, Peugeot 2008 or Renault Megane E-Tech Electric. If you’re on a tighter budget, consider leasing the MG 4 or Nissan Leaf.
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A well-equipped compact car with a distinctive boxy shape and funky design, the Kia Soul is a superb option for a leasing deal. This unique styling is one of the main draws, but despite its size it’s surprisingly spacious inside. A well-made interior, smooth drive and long range are also big selling points.
When you lease a Kia Soul with GRIDSERVE Car Leasing, you're not only benefiting yourself but also contributing to environmental improvement. For every electric vehicle leased, we commit to planting 100 trees, and actively participating in reforestation efforts. Additionally, as part of the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, we provide numerous charging stations throughout the UK. Our high-powered chargers ensure a faster and more convenient charging experience, enabling you to get back on the road swiftly.
The range figures of your Kia Soul will depend on the exact version you have, with the longest range version being the Soul Explore or Maxx 64kWh. This has official range figures of 280 miles, which is a real-world estimate of around 250 miles. Several factors will affect day-to-day range including your driving style, the weather and the condition of the tyres.
Yes, you have the option to include a maintenance package with your Kia Soul leasing deal. This additional feature is not mandatory but can provide valuable coverage against unforeseen issues that may arise. By opting for a maintenance package, you can streamline your responsibilities and focus solely on arranging insurance for your leased vehicle.
The Soul EV offers a good amount of space for a compact SUV, measuring 4,220mm in length, 1,825mm in width and 1,605mm in height. The boot offers 315 litres of space with the rear seats up, which can extend to 1,339 litres with the seats down.
When you visit any of the EV charging stations located on the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway, you'll have the convenience of fast charging your Kia Soul. The cost of charging will vary depending on the specific charger type you choose and the duration of usage. For detailed pricing information, please refer to the dedicated EV charging pricing page.