With more and more automakers making the move towards the eco-friendly market, the need to build electric cars that can be seen as a viable replacement for gas-powered vehicles becomes all the more important.
Kia certainly delivered the goods with the new Soul EV, as it has been praised for its long range, as well as its incredibly roomy interior.
There are three different trim levels available for the all-electric Soul crossover, so let’s take a closer look at what you get with each one, and what you can expect to pay.
Base 2016 Kia Soul EV-e MSRP
This model, which is new for 2016, serves as the base model and is also the cheapest Soul EV in the range.
This is an excellent entry model for those looking to make the change to an electric vehicle, as it comes with a ton of standard features at an affordable price.
Those standard features include a 3.5-inch OLED supervision cluster, DC fast charge outlet, smart key with push button start, 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger, and a ventilation system that can be employed when only the driver is in the car so that maximum efficiency can be attained.
Also included are a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and the FlexSteer system.
The starting MSRP for this model is $31,950, which drops down to $24,450 when the $7,500 federal tax credit is applied.
Mid trim Soul EV price
This model is the mid-trim level of the Soul EV, and it comes with a few premium features that don’t come standard with the EV-e.
The biggest addition here is the 8-inch touchscreen navigation system that also features Rear Camera Display, as well as Kia’s UVO eServices system.
Driving range in this model is helped by the addition of a heat pump HVAC system designed to be extremely energy efficient.
Starting MSRP for 2016 Kia Soul EV is is $33,950, but it drops to $26,450 after the $7,500 federal tax credit is applied.
Range-topping Soul EV+ MSRP
The top of the range model comes fully loaded, and can have even more if you spend additional $1,100 to get the Sun & Fun Package.
Standard equipment includes everything found on the lower trims, as well as leather trim on the seats, heated rear outboard seats, ventilated front seats, power folding mirrors, and Rear Park Assist.
The Sun & Fun Package adds LED interior lights, panoramic sunroof, and speaker lights that pulse in time to the music from the 6-speaker sound system.
Starting MSRP for Soul EV+ is $35,950, and it drops to $28,450 after the $7,500 federal tax credit is applied.
New model year changes & colors
Each of the three trim levels also includes new enhancements for 2016, including illuminated AUX/USB port, a nozzle lock for the charge port, and a pair of new exterior colors: Bright Silver and Shadow Black.
As you can see, the 2016 Kia Soul EV offers a little something for everyone, and all at a great price. There can be no denying that it is one of the best electric cars currently on the market.