What are the Differences Between the 2020 Kia Soul and Soul EV?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Soul, Technology on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 8:00 am
2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Kia Soul EV

2020 Kia Soul vs 2020 Kia Soul EV

The redesigns of the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2020 Kia Soul EV both recently debuted back in 2018 at that year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. As redesigns, both of these models have many changes compared to their 2019 models. However, today we’ll find out how they compare and contrast with one another. It’s the 2020 Kia Soul vs the 2020 Kia Soul EV!


2020 Kia Soul Exterior and Interior Redesign


2020 Kia Soul Engine Specs and Performance Features

The baseline engine of the 2020 Kia Soul is a 2L nu inline 4 engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque.

An available, upgraded engine is a 1.6L turbocharged twin-scroll engine that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Kia Soul has 3 transmission options. Those are:

  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission 

  • Intelligent Variable Transmission (i-VT) 

  • 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) 

 

2020 Kia Soul X-Line exterior shot with dark green paint color driving through a dessert off-road terrain while kicking up dust

2020 Kia Soul EV exterior shot with lime green paint color driving down a desert highway

 2020 Kia Soul EV Electric Power and Performance Features

The 2020 Kia Soul EV has an AC synchronous permanent magnet motor and a lithium ion polymer battery. Voltage is gauged at 356, horsepower at 201, and torque at 291 lb-ft. With this generated power, the 2020 Kia Soul EV is capped at a top speed of 104 mph.

In addition to voltage, the battery of the 2020 Kia Soul EV has a capacity of 180 Ah, energy rated at 64 kWh, and power rated at 170 kW.

The Kia Soul has an onboard charger ranked as a Level 2 charge with 7.2 kW. At a Level 1 charge (120V) the 2020 Kia Soul EV can fully charge in a time frame of 59 hours. With a Level 2 charge (7.2 kW) the 2020 Kia Soul EV can fully charge in a time frame of 9 hours and 35 minutes. Using DC fast charge, the 2020 Kia Soul EV can charge up to 80% within 75 minutes.

2020 Kia Soul Trim Levels

The 2020 Kia Soul will launch with 6 trim levels. Abandoning the Base, +, and ! trims of its past, these trim levels are brand-new along with the Soul’s momentous redesign. In order, from baseline to top tier, the 2020 Kia Soul’s trim levels are as follows:

  • 2020 Kia Soul LX 

  • 2020 Kia Soul X-Line 

  • 2020 Kia Soul S 

  • 2020 Kia Soul EX 

  • 2020 Kia Soul EX Designer Collection 

  • 2020 Kia Soul GT-Line 

2020 Kia Soul EV Trim Levels

The 2020 Kia Soul EV, like the 2019 Kia Soul EV, has 2 trim levels. However, both of these trim levels are brand-new, just like with the Soul EV’s traditional gasoline counterpart. The trim levels of the 2020 Kia Soul EV are as follows:

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV 

  • 2020 Kia Soul EV Designer Collection 

2020 Kia Soul and 2020 Kia Soul EV Pricing

Pricing information has not yet been released for the 2020 Kia Soul and is expected to be announced within the coming months.

2020 Kia Soul and 2020 Kia Soul EV Release Date

Both the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2020 Kia Soul EV are expected to release both in the USA and worldwide in the summer of 2019.


2020 Kia Soul Mood Lighting System


For more information regarding the next generations of the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2020 Kia Soul EV, please contact us. The Palmen Kia dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin within the greater area of Kenosha County.

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