2019 Kia Soul EV Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The Soul EV is Kia first mass-market zero emissions, battery electric vehicle. Offered in two trims – Soul EV and Soul EV+ (plus), it includes a long list of standard equipment at affordable price points. The 2019 Kia Soul EV has won many accolades for its utility, fun driving experience and iconic styling. The fun and funky electric hatchback carries over into the 2019 model year with an EPA-estimated 0 to 111 miles of all electric range, iconic styling, as well as utility.

POWERTRAIN

Addressing range anxiety, the 2019 Kia Soul EV lineup offers an EPA estimated range of 111 miles and an EPA MPGe of 93 miles highway and 124 miles city for a combined mileage of 108 miles. This class-leading range originates from the Soul EV’s state-of-the-art 30-kWh air-cooled, 206-watt-hour/kg Lithium Ion Polymer battery, located under the floor.

The Soul EV makes charging easy by plugging into any standard 120v outlet or a conventional 240v EV charger. Two charging ports are standard, including a SAE J1772 port for Level 1 and Level 2 AC, and a CHAdeMO DC fast-charging port (480v). Found behind a sliding door located in the front grille, the dual ports offer flexibility and increase the Soul EV’s go-anywhere appeal, making it more convenient to charge inside the owner’s garage or when on the road. Recharging times vary from 24 hours for a fully depleted battery using a standard 120v outlet to under five hours when plugged into a 240v outlet. An 80-percent charge can be achieved from empty in as little as 35 minutes with a 50 kW-output DC fast charger.

ENGINE

Electric Motor Type

AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor

Voltage

360 V

Horsepower

109 hp (81.4 kW)

Torque

210 lb.-ft. (285 Nm)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Battery Type

Lithium Ion Polymer

Battery Voltage (V)

375 V

Battery Capacity (Ah)

75 Ah

Battery Energy (kWh)

30 kWh

Battery Power (kW)

90 kW

Cell-level energy density

206 Wh/kg

Pack-level energy density

98.4 Wh/kg

Weight

605 lbs.

Volume (ℓ)

241 liters (8.5 cu.ft.)

Battery Capacity

45AH

Drivetrain

FWD

Transmission Type

Gear Reduction Unit

Final Gear Ratio (Constant)

8.206:1

DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE

Max. Speed (mph)

90 mph

0 - 60 mph

11.2

18.6 - 43.5 mph

3.9

37.3 - 62 mph

6.7

49.7 - 74.6 mph

9.3

62 - 0 mph

140 ft.

CHARGING

On-board charger (OBC)

6.6 kW

Port locations

Behind front grille

AC charge port with in Cable Control Box (ICCB)

120V (1.3kW)

AC charge port with Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)

208V - 240V (6.6kW)

DC fast charge port

480V (50kW)

Charging time

120V (1.3 kW)

33 Hours

240V (6.6kW)

5 Hour 10 Min - 6 Hours

480V (50 kW)

35 minutes (80%)

480V (50 kW)

46 minutes (90%)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY (MPGe)

City

124

Highway

93

Combined

108

Driving Range (miles)

111 miles

 

 

Dimensions (in.):

Overall Length:

163

Overall Width:

70.9

Overall Height:

63

Wheelbase:

101.2

Max Cargo Capacity:

129.3 cu.ft.

Curb weight (maximum lbs.):

3,289

 

TRIM LEVELS AND PRICING

The 2019 Kia Soul EV is an all-electric version of the Soul. Its available in two trim levels: the base EV and EV Plus (+). The base EV comes standard with a DC fast-charging port, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, a heated mirror, rear privacy glass, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control, a pedestrian warning system, multiple steering modes, a height-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, cloth upholstery, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 60/40-split folding back seat. Also standard is a rearview camera, Bluetooth, one USB port, Kia's newest infotainment system (Uvo 5.0) with an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

The 2019 Kia Soul EV Plus (+) adds front and rear parking sensors, foglights, power-folding mirrors, a faux leather-trimmed dash, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cargo cover, heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard rear seats and leather upholstery. The Plus is the Sun and Fun package, which adds a panoramic sunroof, LED interior lighting and speaker lights.

MSRP for all 2019 Kia Soul EV is as follow:

MODEL

*MSRP

Soul EV

$33,950.00

Soul EV+

$35,950.00

Sun and Fun Package

$1,100.00

​​  ​​ ​​ ​​​​ *Destination Charge: $995.00

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Excludes $7,500 federal tax credit

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