Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present review

Category: Electric car

Section: Ownership cost

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Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
  • Used Kia Soul EV 2014-present
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Ownership cost

What used Kia Soul EV hatchback will I get for my budget?

You’ll need about £14,000 to get your hands on an early Soul EV. This’ll buy you a 2015 car with a low to average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from a dealer. Expect to spend between £15,000 and £17,000 on a car from a franchised dealer. You'll need nearer to £20,000 for models from 2017 and 2018, and at least £30,000 for the updated 2019 onwards version. 

How much does it cost to run a Kia Soul EV hatchback?

Fuel costs

Electricity may be cheaper than regular petrol or diesel but it’s not free, and prepare to pay more, up to double, for it if you recharge from an independent rapid charging point while you're out and about, particularly ones at motorway service stations. If you have a home charger installed, which will obviously cost you a sum of money to put in (think around £300 after discounts at today's rates), then your electricity should cost you less.

Earlier Soul EVs claimed a range of 132 miles. Later, post-facelift 2019 onwards models claim a range of 280 miles. 

Road Tax

There’s no road tax to pay, and insurance costs are low. Servicing costs should be low, too, although Kia doesn’t yet operate any special plans for the EV. Some electric cars require that you lease the battery separately but with the Soul EV you buy them outright at initial purchase.