The 2023 Kia Soul EV is the all-electric version of the popular Kia Soul subcompact crossover SUV. The vehicle has gained a loyal fanbase thanks to its fuel-sipping efficiency, unique styling, and nimble driving dynamics. Offered with two available battery sizes that deliver ample power and charge times of as little as 47 minutes, the 2023 Kia Soul EV is an affordable option for those looking for an all-electric subcompact SUV. Continue reading below as our team here at Kitchener Kia has compiled the key highlights of the Soul EV, currently available for sale at our Kitchener, Ontario showroom.
The 2023 Kia Soul EV is equipped with either a 39.2 kWh battery on the Premium model or 64 kWh battery on the Limited model. The standard battery generates 134 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque, while the larger battery generates 201 horsepower and the same torque figure. The Soul EV is capable of Level 3 Fast Charging, allowing owners to fully charge the battery in as little as 47 minutes for both models! Level 2 charge times range from 6 hours up to a little over 9 hours, while charging on a household Level 1 power source can take anywhere from 36 hours up to 59 hours.
The standard battery on the Kia Soul EV Premium model delivers an estimated range of 248 km on a single charge, while the larger capacity battery on the EV Limited delivers up to 383 km of range on a full charge. The Soul EV Premium’s smaller battery size allows it to deliver energy consumption figures of 1.8 Le/100km in the city and 2.3 Le/100km on the highway. Owners who opt for the Soul EV Limited and its larger battery receive a more powerful vehicle while only sacrificing a minimal amount of efficiency with energy consumption figures of 1.9 Le/100km in the city and 2.4 Le/100km on the highway.
|Specifications||2023 Kia Soul EV Premium||2023 Kia Soul EV Limited|
|Engine Type||Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor||Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Motor|
|Battery Energy (kWh)||39.2||64|
|Battery Capacity (Ah)||120||180|
|Level 1 Charge Time (120V)||36 hours||59 hours|
|Level 2 Charge Time (240V)||6 hours||9 hours 15 mins|
|Level 3 Charge Time (Fast Charge)||48 mins (50 kW) / 47 mins (100 kW)||64 mins (50 kW) / 47 mins (100 kW)|
|Electric Driving Range (km)||248||383|
|Energy Consumption (Le/100km) (City/Hwy)||1.8 / 2.3||1.9 / 2.4|
The 2023 Kia Soul EV has been redesigned with a sleek, modern look that sets it apart from previous models. The front of the vehicle features a sharp, angular design with LED headlights and a bold grille. The side profile of the vehicle has been streamlined, giving it a sporty, aerodynamic appearance. The rear of the vehicle features unique LED taillights and a stylish bumper.
New for the 2023 model year, Kia Soul EV Limites models now come equipped with a panoramic sunroof. Enjoy the ability to have an open air-like driving experience and an interior cabin with more natural light, creating an even more spacious and open feel.
Kia Soul owners are known for having bold personalities, that’s why Kia offers a multitude of equally bold and eye-catching exterior paint colours for the Soul EV. These paint options include:
The interior of the 2023 Kia Soul EV received a significant redesign, with an emphasis on comfort, technology, and sustainability. The vehicle’s seats are made with eco-friendly materials, including bio-based plastics and recycled materials. Found on Soul EV Premium models, these seats are comfortable and supportive, making long drives a breeze. Additionally, the cabin of the vehicle is well-insulated, creating a quiet and peaceful driving experience.
The 2023 Kia Souls EV’s heated rear seats are a welcome interior cabin feature, especially during the cold winter months of Southern Ontario. Equipped exclusively on Soul EV Limited models, this feature allows rear seat passengers to remain comfortable and enjoy a premium amenity that’s previously only found in high end luxury vehicles.
All 2023 Kia Soul EV features the brand’s new 10.25-inch infotainment system that is integrated seamlessly into the dashboard. This centre display is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing drivers to easily connect their smartphone and access their favorite apps and features.
Enjoy the crystal-clear and superior sound quality of the available Harman Kardon® sound system. Specially optimized for the Soul EV, this premium audio system delivers crisp sound through 10 strategically-placed speakers throughout the interior cabin.
Kia has always placed a high priority on safety, and the 2023 Kia Soul EV is no exception. The Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist system uses front-mounted radar sensors to detect obstacles in front of the vehicle. It alerts the driver using visual and audible warnings if it detects an imminent front-end collision. Standard on all models.
Standard on all Soul EV models, this system uses rear-mounted radar sensors to detect obstacles behind the vehicle. The system then alerts the driver if there is a vehicle or object behind them while in reverse, and can even engage the vehicle’s brakes to avoid a collision.
● 10.25″ multimedia interface with integrated navigation
● Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
● Advanced forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA)
● Heated & Air-Cooled Leather Front Seats
● Wireless Phone Charger & Head-Up Display
● Premium Harman Kardon® Audio System