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), Pre-order (reservations open), 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 Efficiency

Range EPA
Estimated range on a full battery according to official EPA ratings (USA)
111 mi
Range NEDC
Range according to NEDC ratings. NEDC is an old standard, replaced by WLTP after September 2018.
155 mi
Energy consumption per distance driven. Lower figures indicate better efficiency.
kWh/100 mi
26.3 kWh 263 Wh

Battery and Charging

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
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
Charge Port
The car's charge port type. It affects charging speed and station compatibility.
CHAdeMO Type 1 (J1772)
CHAdeMO charge port Type 1 (J1772) charge port


Drive Type
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
Trunk: cargo capacity (rear seats up).
Max: cargo capacity (rear seats folded).
Frunk: cargo capacity 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

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 263 Wh/mile) — ranked №613 out of 662 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 №552 out of 662 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 90 mph.

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

Kia Soul EV 2017 achieves a How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? of 103–125 miles, placing it at №613 among 662 electric vehicles. However, this range is subject to several influences:

  • Speed: Traveling at higher speeds reduces battery life.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold or hot weather can affect range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous landscapes decrease range.
  • Driving habits: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Feature usage: Climate control and media systems also influence range.

It's important to acknowledge that these are estimations, and your actual driving range may differ. Consider these factors when planning your trip and be ready for potential charging stops.

Utilize the interactive EV Navigation map for trip planning assistance.

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?

The rear cargo area of the Kia Soul EV 2017 provides 9.9 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №559 out of 662 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of 31.5 cubic feet (ranked №559 out of 662 electric vehicles).

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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