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Kia Soul EV review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 front tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 rear cornering
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD front seats
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 front right tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 right tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 rear tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD front detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD instruments detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD front seats detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD boot detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD boot seats folded
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 front tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 rear cornering
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD front seats
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 front right tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 right tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2021 rear tracking
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD front detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD instruments detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD front seats detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD boot detail
  • Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD boot seats folded
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

While the Kia Soul EV belongs to the What Car? electric car category, if you judge it on length alone, it’d actually fit into our small SUV class, alongside cars such as the Seat Arona, and its passenger space is more akin to that of certain family SUVs, such as the Nissan Qashqai.

In the front that means more than enough leg and head room even for those well over six feet tall, and there’s enough width to prevent you or your passenger from feeling squished.

The boot is one area of weakness for the Soul EV. At 315 litres, it’s smaller than the e-Niro's and not much bigger than in a Ford Fiesta. That said, it’s a tall and usable shape, and big enough to easily accommodate a week’s worth of shopping.

You get a height-adjustable boot floor, too. Not only does this create a separate storage area beneath the main compartment, but it also reduces the internal load lip (which is otherwise quite high), and levels out the boot floor when the rear seats are folded down. When you do fold down the seats, you get a big, flat load area.

Kia Soul EV 2020 RHD rear seats
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