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Kia Soul

Price $19,995 – $39,895
Fuel consumption < 9.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 76%(view ratings)
Those on the hunt for a fully electric SUV don’t have to look too far: Kia has its playful Soul available. Its 109-horsepower electric motor is hooked up to a 30.0-kWh battery for a range of about 170 kilometres. It takes five hours to recharge using a 240V outlet. For the more conventional versions, there are three gas engines ranging from 130 to 201 horsepower. A few rather flashy colours add to the Soul’s fun side.

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First Drives2020 Kia Soul: Owning the Boxy Wagon Niche
TORONTO (Ontario)— When the Kia Soul first hit the market in 2009, it not only carved its own niche, but also ushered in a new era for the Korean brand following the arrival of German designer Peter Schreyer. Back then, Kia was still trying to build a reputation in North …
First DrivesExclusive 2020 Kia Soul EV: No More Range Anxiety
SEOUL, South Korea – The fully electric 2020 Kia Soul EV made its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November. Just a few months later, The Car Guide was given exclusive access to the car on the roads of Seoul, in South Korea. For Canadian customers, the …
Test Drives2017 Kia Soul SX: The Facultative Turbo
For the 2017 model year, Kia decided to give its Soul a little more muscle. An easy task, since such a powertrain was readily available. Does it make is a better vehicle? The funky little Soul hit the Canadian market in Canada in 2009, as a 2010 model. It was …
First DrivesAutonomous Kia Soul: Level 4 Achieved, Level 5 Coming Soon
MOJAVE, California — These are exciting times in the quest for the self-driving car. Many believe that autonomous vehicles are not far from becoming a reality, and the truth is that driver support devices are already foreshadowing it. From adaptive cruise control, blind spot detectors or lane change warning, all …
BlogAutonomous Driving: Still Not Ready For Prime Time
Autonomous driving technology is currently all the rage in the automotive industry, but it's important to understand that, like hydrogen fuel, we're currently years away from its widespread implementation - and will likely remain years away for decades. There are so many factors working against self-driving cars that they seem …
First Drives2015 Kia Soul EV: Kia’s Soul Goes Gas-Free
Kia is the latest automaker to enter the zero-emissions playground with the introduction of the 2015 Soul EV. The non-electric Soul, which was redesigned for 2014, is a cute city car, so it makes a natural platform for Kia’s first all-electric car in Canada. Electrifying a soul Kia has done …

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Electric2020 Kia Soul EV Delayed in the U.S., but not in Canada
The next-generation 2020 Kia Soul EV , which we tested a few weeks ago in South Korea, is scheduled to go on sale as originally planned, assures a Kia Canada spokesman. The Car Guide got this confirmation a couple of days after Kia’s American chief operating officer told journalists that …
News2019 Kia Niro EV and 2020 Kia Soul EV: Pricing Announced
Just as the federal government announced the details of its new rebate program for electrified vehicles, Kia Canada is confirming the admissibility of its two new models by revealing their pricing structure. In both cases, the Korean brand specifies a maximum driving range of 383 kilometres on a full charge.
Los Angeles2017 Kia Soul Gets a Turbocharged Engine
Among the many changes Kia is applying to its subcompact Soul crossover, the most interesting one could very well be the addition of a turbocharged engine in the top-range SX trim, which was introduced at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Matched to a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated gearbox, the turbo …
ParisKia Soul Turbo: The Sporty Box
Kia’s Soul is one of the most original vehicles on the road today: its boxy shape makes it very unique and practical, while it’s frugal engine and low entry price point makes it quite popular here. For those who complained that the small vehicle lacked some grunt off the line, …
RecallsKia's Soul Gets Recalled
If you own a 2014, 2015 or 2016 Kia Soul, you might want to read the following news: according to Transport Canada, there is a recall for the little SUV. Targeting 24,281 vehicles, this recall is for a cap on the steering column that wasn’t glued on properly. In some …
NewsThe Electric 2016 Kia Soul EV Has Been Updated
The little Kia Soul received an electric version in 2014; the small crossover has been a tremendous success so far, which is why the manufacturer wanted to update it only two short years later. The most important news is that there is a new version; the Soul EV-e starts at …
ElectricKia Soul EV: Canada's Greenest Vehicle
At the Green Living Show, where new-and-upcoming ecologic technologies are honoured, the Kia Soul EV received the award for the Greenest Vehicle of 2015. And it has nothing to do with the vehicle's colour. This year, the competition for the award was comprised of a wide range of vehicle. Each …
ChicagoKia Unveils The Kia Trail'ster Concept
The Kia Trail'ster concept points at the future direction of the brand's popular Soul compact crossover. Based on the Soul platform, the Kia Trail'ster adds the extra wrinkle of all-wheel drive and a battery-assisted drivetrain to the mix in an effort to attract the attention of younger buyers with 'active …

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Video Reviews
Review: Kia Autonomous Technology
Autonomous vehicles that drive themselves are the talk of the automotive world, how close is that reality? At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Kia showcased its technology, and invited journalists to its proving grounds in the Mojave desert for a real hands- off experience. (This segment originally …
Video Reviews
Long-Term Test Drive: 2016 Kia Soul EV
"Range anxiety may be fairly new to the automotive lexicon," says Graeme Fletcher, "but it&#39;s something that all new electric vehicles owners think about—at least at first." With that in mind, Graeme undertook a long-term test drive of the 2016 Kia Soul EV, an electric-powered compact that stands out from …
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Test Drive: 2015 Kia Soul EV
On this edition of Test Drive, Graeme Fletcher gets right to the point. With the 2015 Kia Soul EV, Graeme says it "could be the shot in the arm the electrified world has been waiting for." With a battery that&#39;s 30 per cent better than the one it replaces, and …
Motoring TV
Review - 2015 Kia Soul EV
Graeme has a go in the new electric Soul to see if it can live up to the successful pedigree of it's gasoline powered sibling. Motoring 2014 Episode 19 …