|2016 Kia Soul EV||VS||2016 Nissan Leaf|
|27kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer||Battery||24kWh Lithium-Ion Battery|
|93 miles||Standard Range||84 miles|
|97.1 cubic-feet||Passenger Volume||92.4 cubic-feet|
|49.5 cubic-feet||Max Cargo Volume||30 cubic-feet|
Here in California there is no denying that zero-emission electric vehicles are on the rise. There are now a sufficient number of charging stations in the area that you see them almost as frequently as you see gas stations. This may have you yourself considering a new electric vehicle. Two of the most popular ones are Kia Soul EV and the Nissan Leaf. We try and help you decide which one is right for you by breaking down some details of the two latest models in the 2016 Kia Soul EV vs 2016 Nissan Leaf comparison.
The first thing that many people are wondering is how long can these vehicle’s run for? Well in the table above we have given you the standard ranges for each of the vehicle’s lithium-ion batteries. As you can see, the 2016 Kia Soul EV has a range that goes nine miles further than the 2016 Nissan Leaf. The Soul EV’s motor also produces slightly more horsepower than the Nissan Leaf. Both vehicles simply have a 1-speed automatic transmission.
Does wanting a vehicle that is highly efficient and good for the environment mean you have to be crammed inside of it with no room to move? No it does not, which is why the 2016 Kia Soul EV offers you a massive 97.7 cubic-feet of passenger volume for five passengers. That is over five cubic-feet more than what the 2016 Nissan Leaf offers! Throw in some great comfort features such as heated front seats and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and you will be far more relaxed in the 2016 Soul EV than you could ever be in the Leaf.
Speaking of great interior features, there are plenty of them available in the 2016 Kia Soul EV. A few favorites that previous customers have enjoyed include the UVO EV Services infotainment system, the voice-command navigation, and the parking assist. Standard features on each Soul EV include an electronic parking brake, automatic climate control, and a push-button start.
If you have any additional questions regarding the 2016 Kia Soul EV vs 2016 Nissan Leaf comparison, please contact a Kia of Marin sales professional today!