2018 Kia Soul vs Soul EV

Specs at a Glance

2018 Kia Soul

2018 Kia Soul

  • Standard Engine1.6L I4
  • Horsepower130hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *24 / 30
  • Transmission6-Speed Manual

2018 Kia Soul EV

2018 Kia Soul EV

  • Standard EnginePermanent Magnet AC Synchronous
  • Horsepower360V
  • MPG (city/hwy) *124 / 93
  • Transmission1-Speed Direct Drive

2018 Kia Soul vs 2018 Kia Soul EV

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The Kia Soul is a compact wagon with big ideas. Boldly styled with a roomy cabin, the 2018 Soul is available in conventional and electric versions that are economical yet frisky. The reliable Soul and Soul EV are backed by Kia’s famous 10-year powertrain warranty.

Gasoline Engines

Kia Soul offers three gasoline engines, starting with a 1.6-liter I-4 making 130 horsepower, 118 lb-ft of torque, and fuel economy of 25 city/30 highway mpg with the automatic 7-speed automatic mpg. It’s the only model that also offers a 6-speed manual, which returns 24/30 mpg. You can upgrade to a 2.0-liter I-4 with 161 horsepower, 150 lb-ft and 25/30 mpg. The top engine is a 1.6-liter turbo-4 delivering 201 horsepower, 195 lb-ft and 26/31 mpg.

Electric Motor

Kia Soul EV doesn’t use a drop of gasoline. It’s motivated by an A/C synchronous permanent magnet motor producing 109 horsepower, 210 lb-ft of torque, and equivalent mileage of 124 city/93 highway MPGe. You can drive up to 111 miles on a full charge. DC Fast Charging takes half an hour, and about 5 hours using a 240-volt outlet. Charging on a regular 120-volt outlet takes 33 hours. The charge port sits in the front, behind a grille.


The 2018 Soul comes in three trims: Base, Plus (+) and Exclaim (!). You can get the electric Soul in EV and EV+ trims, both sporting a heated steering wheel and front seats, a DC Fast Charge port, ultra-quiet operation and eco-friendly materials. All models include air conditioning, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and drive mode function. Higher level trims add larger wheels and upgraded materials. Soul EV+ boasts heated rear seats, leather seating and an available panoramic sunroof. Available safety features include lane-departure warning, blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking.

We invite you to visit our Kia dealership to test drive the 2018 Soul and Soul EV. We offer friendly, attentive service that aims to please, so stop by today!

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.