Kia Soul EV 2017

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2017 - 2019
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
In 2020 this car was replaced by: Kia Soul EV Standard Range (2020)


2014 2017

Kia Soul EV 2017

Technical Specifications of Kia Soul EV 2017

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2017 - 2019
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
South Korea
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
SUV Kia Soul EV 2017

Range and Battery

Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
No Data 111 mi 155 mi 114 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
33 kWh 30 kWh
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
26.3 kWh/100 mi (3.8 mi/kWh)


Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
6.6 kW 50 kW
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • CHAdeMO
  • Type 1 (J1772)
CHAdeMO charge port Type 1 (J1772) charge port


Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
81 kW (109 hp) 210 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
10.8 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
90 mph
0.00 s
00 mph


Car's body length (front to back bumper)
163 in
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
No Data 70.9 in
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
62.7 in
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
101.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
3289 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
9.9 ft3 31.5 ft3 No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
May 01, 2024
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Charging Kia Soul EV 2017

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Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
May 01, 2024
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About Kia Soul EV 2017

Detailed Descriptions

The Kia Soul EV 2017 is an all-electric front-wheel drive SUV. It came out in 2017 replacing the older Kia Soul EV 2014. Kia stopped making the 2017 in 2019 and replaced it with the Kia Soul EV Standard Range (2020). You can still find Kia Soul EV 2017 on the used car market, with prices starting around $12,500.

The Kia Soul EV 2017 has a 33 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 114 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 26.3 kWh per 100 miles (or 3.8 miles per kWh) — ranked №634 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Kia Soul EV 2017 is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 81 kW (109 hp) of power and 210 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 10.8 seconds (ranked №573 out of 683 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 90 mph.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

Real-world range of the Kia Soul EV 2017 is 103–125 miles (ranked №634 out of 683 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The Kia Soul EV 2017 in the USA comes with a CHAdeMO charging port. It can be charged at home using a standard domestic socket or at any public AC charging station with the compatible cable. It's important to note that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 6.6 kW, resulting in approximately 23 miles of range added per hour of charging.

For significantly faster charging, public DC fast-charging stations are available. Although the car can achieve a maximum DC charging rate of 50 kW, factors such as battery temperature and charge level may affect the actual charging speed.

Use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator to estimate charging time, rate, and cost.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

Kia Soul EV 2017 comes in the following dimensions:

  • Length: 163 in
  • Width: N/A in (including side mirrors) or 70.9 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 62.7 in
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 3289 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

Here's a breakdown of the Kia Soul EV 2017 cargo space:

  • Trunk capacity: With the rear seats up, you get 9.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the back (ranked №583 out of 683 electric vehicles).
  • Max cargo capacity: Fold down the rear seats, and you open up 31.5 cubic feet of total cargo space (ranked №509 out of 683 electric vehicles).
  • Frunk capacity: The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).
Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

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