What are the Differences Between the Kia Soul and Niro EVs?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Niro, Kia Soul, Technology on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 8:45 pm
2020 Kia Soul EV vs 2019 Kia Niro EV

2020 Kia Soul EV vs 2019 Kia Niro EV

Kia seems to be making moves towards a more electric future with the recent announcement and development of 2 brand-new Kia EV models. Those would be the 2020 Kia Soul EV and the 2019 Kia Niro EV. What are the differences between these electric vehicles? It’s the 2020 Kia Soul EV vs the 2019 Kia Niro EV!


2019 Niro vs 2019 Niro Plug-In Hybrid vs 2019 Niro EV


2020 Kia Soul EV vs 2019 Kia Niro – Electrical System and Performance

Model 2020 Kia Soul EV 2019 Kia Niro EV
Motor AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Voltage (V) 356 356
Horsepower 201 201
Torque (lb-ft) 291 291
Battery Lithium Ion Polymer Battery (LIPO) Lithium Ion Polymer Battery (LIPO)
Voltage (V) 356 356
Capacity (Ah) 180 180
Energy (kWh) 64 64
Power (kW) 170 170
Level 1 Charge Time (120V) 59 Hours 59 Hours
Level 2 Charge Time 9 Hours 35 Minutes 9 Hours 35 Minutes
DC Fast Charge Time (50 kW) 75 Minutes 75 Minutes
DC Fast Charge Time (1000 kW) 1 Hour 1 Hour
Max Speed (mph) 104 103.8 mph
Combined Fuel Economy Equivalent (mpge) 114 112
Driving Range (miles) 243 239

 

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

2019 Kia Niro EV exterior shot parked outside a glass paneled dealership

So, we can see in terms of their electrical systems, the 2020 Kia Soul EV and the 2019 Kia Niro EV are more or else identical.

In that case, let’s look at their differences in terms of builds.

2020 Kia Soul EV vs 2019 Kia Niro – Size, Weight, and Price

Model 2020 Kia Soul EV 2019 Kia Niro EV
Starting MSRP TBD $38,500
Wheelbase (in.) 102.4 106.3
Length (in.) 165.2 172.2
Width (in.) 70.9 71.1
Height (in.) 63 61.4
Ground Clearance (in.) 6 6.1
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft3) TBD 53
Passenger Volume (ft3) TBD 96.6
Curb Weight (lbs) 3,715 3,854
Gross Weight (lbs) 4,806 4,916
Total Seating 5 5

Information on cargo capacity and pricing hasn’t yet been released for the 2020 Kia Soul EV. However, to give you a general idea of where these specs might land, consider the following:

EV Pricing

The 2019 Kia Niro has a starting MSRP of $23,490.

The 2019 Kia Niro EV has a starting MSRP of $38,500.

The 2020 Kia Soul has a starting MSRP of $17,490.

EV Cargo Capacity

The 2019 Kia Niro has a maximum cargo capacity of 54.5 ft3.

The 2019 Kia Niro EV has a maximum cargo capacity of 53 ft3.

The 2020 Kia Soul has a maximum cargo capacity of 62.1 ft3.


2020 Kia Soul Brand-New Features


Learn More About Kia Hybrids and EVs in Kenosha, WI

The 2019 Kia Niro EV is out now and available for purchase. A release date has not yet been announced for the 2020 Kia Soul EV, but it is expected sometime during the summer of 2019. For more information on Kia hybrid and electric models, please feel free to contact us. The Palmen Kia staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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