Before getting into my views on the 2015 Kia Soul EV, I want to clarify a few points on my experiences with both electric vehicles and with the traditionally powered Kia Soul.
On first look one doesn’t note anything exceptional when comparing the gasoline Soul 5 door hatchback to the EV offering.
He writes that he really likes the Soul and on paper he feels that it's a better car than Nissan LEAF and many respects. "But I chose the LEAF because of the following" reasons, he writes, and lists three reasons for his choice.
The first reason is the lack of nearby Kia dealers. It will take him to drive 45 minutes to get to the nearest Kia dealer that actually stocks Soul EV. This is, of course, closely related to the second and particularly the third reasons, discussed below.
This was the question posted on Kia Soul EV group on Facebook yesterday, May 19. What was surprising is that even several Nissan LEAF owners preferred Soul EV despite the fact that Kia Soul EV is selling under a decimal point compared to LEAF. Here is how people responded.
The Kia Sorento is the company’s flagship crossover and the Nissan Rogue is that company’s best-selling crossover.
"The Kia is a more spacious car, has slightly more equipment/features (cooled seats), and most importantly has at least 10% more (15%?) range, which is no small thing.
Last week, Georgia eliminated the state's $5,000 electric car (EV) tax credit---the biggest state-based tax credit in the nation---and replaced it with a $200 annual EV tax (more than drivers of gasoline-powered cars pay). The law, which goes into effect July 1, does so amidst the protests of environmentalists and electric car advocates.
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There was a point in time where Kia was the last automaker you would think of when you were looking for a large luxury sedan with gobs of power, an incredible list of standard features and a stylis
Ten years ago, had you told me that the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid would be an attractive midsized sedan that was packed with premium features, I wouldn’t have believed you.
There was a point in time where every popular compact car sold in America was available as a sporty 2-door coupe, but over the past few years, many of them have disappeared – leaving the Kia Forte
Better late than never, we say.
The EPA is still mad at Hyundai-Kia based on our reading of a recent study published by the EPA.
The Kia Soul has been a surprising hit in the United States, as the iconic funky wagon-ish car with the hip hamster commercials has exceeded expectations and trounced all other box-shaped cars, on
More than one Kia Sorento owner went so far as to post a video on YouTube.
In the past few years, I have spent several weeks driving the Kia Soul and when people ask me what I'm driving and I tell them that it is the Soul, many of them cannot place the vehicle.