Comparison between:
- 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV
- 2016 KIA Soul EV

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 KIA Soul EV
2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 KIA Soul EV
Model year20152016
MarketNorth America, Europe, South KoreaNorth America, Europe
PriceUSD 25,995 (USA, Apr 2015)
USD 27,495 (USA, Jun 2014)
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Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackCrossover
MaterialsHigh-strength steelSteel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsElectric Blue
Silver Ice
Black Granite
Summit White
Titanium
Salsa
Lime
Carribean Blue w/Clear White Roof
Clear White
Shadow Black w/Inferno Red Roof
Titanium Silver
Bright Silver Metallic
Shadow Black
Interior colorsElectric Blue
Dark Pewter
Grey
Number of doors54
Number of seats45
Length146.5 in
3720 mm
163.0 in
4140 mm
Width64.1 in
1627 mm
70.9 in
1800 mm
Height62.6 in
1590 mm
62.7 in
1593 mm
Wheelbase93.5 in
2375 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track55.5 in
1410 mm
62.0 in
1576 mm
Rear track54.8 in
1391 mm
62.4 in
1585 mm
Clearance-6.3 in
160 mm
Front headroom39.4 in
1000 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom37.3 in
948 mm
39.5 in
1003 mm
Front shoulder room50.7 in
1288 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
Rear shoulder room49.7 in
1263 mm
54.7 in
1389 mm
Front hip room48.0 in
1218 mm
53.2 in
1351 mm
Rear hip room47.5 in
1206 mm
49.3 in
1252 mm
Front legroom42.0 in
1067 mm
40.9 in
1039 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
893 mm
36.0 in
914 mm
Passenger volume2444.0 l
86.31 ft3
2.44 m3
2749.0 l
97.08 ft3
2.75 m3
Total volume2717.0 l
95.95 ft3
2.72 m3
3281.0 l
115.87 ft3
3.28 m3
Trunk volume273.0 l
9.64 ft3
0.27 m3
532.0 l
18.79 ft3
0.53 m3
Maximum trunk volume663.0 l
23.41 ft3
0.66 m3
1402.0 l
49.51 ft3
1.40 m3
Curb weight2866.01 lb
1300 kg
3289.3 lb
1492 kg
Payload-1031.76 lb
468 kg
GVWR-4321.06 lb
1960 kg
Drag coefficient0.326 Cd0.35 Cd
Additional informationFront overhang - 790 mm.
Rear overhang - 555 mm.
Overhand front/rear - 841 mm (33.1 in.) / 729 mm (28.7 in. )
Approach / departure angle - 17.3 / 29.2 (degrees)
Curb weight with sunroof - 1526.8 kg (optional for the + trim only)

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerGeneral Motors-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFront
Voltage-360 V
Power105 kW
140.8 hp
142.8 ps
81 kW
109.2 hp
110.7 ps
Maximum power RPM-8000 rpm
Torque444 Nm
45.3 kgm
327.5 ft-lb
285 Nm
29.1 kgm
210.2 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM-2730 rpm
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesNormal
Sport
-
Additional informationThe motor is oil-cooled.Input voltage - 240-413 V

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h-11.50 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph7.20 s11.20 s

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeEPA: 51.0 mi / 82.0 kmNEDC: 131.7 mi / 212.0 km
EPA: 93.2 mi / 150.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 109 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 32 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 92 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 105 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 120 MPGe

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.3 m
33.79 ft
10.6 m
34.78 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.82.85
Additional information-Steering ratio - 15.7:1

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio3.878.206

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
MacPherson strut
Independent
Rear suspensionSemi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Semi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDiscs
Additional informationBrake rotor diameter front (single piston): 256 mm
Brake rotor diameter rear (single piston): 258 mm
Front brakes diameter - 11.8 in
Rear brakes diameter - 11.1 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims-6.5Jx16

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres185/55R15
195/55R15
205/60R16 92H

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerLG ChemSK Innovation
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLi-Ion Polymer
Battery capacity18.4 kWh30.5 kWh
Number of cells192192
Number of modules-8
Voltage400 V360 V
Energy density-200 Wh/kg
Weight473.99 lb
215 kg
604.95 lb
274.4 kg
Volume139.0 l
4.91 ft3
0.14 m3
241.0 l
8.51 ft3
0.24 m3
Location-Under the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationAir convection
Minimum ambient temperature--35 °C
-31 °F
Additional information-Usable capacity - 27 kWh
Battery Ah - 75 Ah
Nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode
Supposed battery model - NCM 622
A heat pump HVAC system is standard

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeDC fast charging, 50 kWTrickle charging at home, 1.44 kW
ICCB (In-Cable Control Box), 2.3 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging port-Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 6.6 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:20-0:25DC fast charging, 0:29-0:33
Normal AC charging, 4:38-5:00
ICCB (In-Cable Control Box), 11:44-13:16
Trickle charging at home, 21:11-24:00

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAdjustable head restraints (S)
Anti-theft technology (S)
Brake assist (S)
Collapsible steering column (S)
Cruise control (S)
Electronic parking break (S)
Four-wheel ABS (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
LATCH child seat attachment system (S)
OnStar with 4G LTE (3 years free) (S)
Rollover sensing system (S)
Seat belt pretensioners in the front seats (S)
StabiliTrak stability control (S)
10 x standard airbags (S)
Standard electronic brakeforce distribution (S)
Three-point safety belts in all four seats (S)
Traction control (S)
7-inch LCD display (S)
Bluetooth capability (S)
Built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (S)
Chevrolet MyLink, USB port, auxiliary input jack (S)
Push-button start (S)
Remote keyless entry (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (three-month trial period) (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (three-month trial period) (S)
6 x speakers (S)
Remote start/cabin pre-conditioning (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Leather-wrapped (O)
Steering wheel-mounted controls (S)
Power locks and windows (S)
Fabric (S)
Leatherette (O)
Body color bumpers with color accents (S)
Cargo screen (S)
Dual front cup holders (S)
FlexSteer (S)
Luggage net (S)
One luggage 12V power outlet (S)
Anti lock Brake System (ABS) (S)
Brake Assist System (BAS) (S)
Dual front advanced airbags (S)
Dual front seat mounted side airbags (S)
Electric Power Steering (EPS) (S)
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) (S)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (S)
Front and rear 3 point seat belts (S)
Front seat belt pretensioners (S)
Front seat belt reminder (S)
Full length side curtain airbags (S)
Height adjustable front seat belt anchors (S)
Hill start Assist Control (HAC) (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (S)
Park assist system with front and rear sensors (S)
Pedestrian Warning System (S)
Rear child safety door locks (S)
Rollover sensor (S)
Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) (S)
3.5-inch OLED supervision cluster (S)
8-inch display with AVN 4.0 navigation (S)
AM/FM radio/SIRIUS Satellite Radio (S)
Bluetooth with voice recognition (S)
Dual 12V power outlets (front) (S)
One luggage 12V power outlet (S)
Outside temperature display (S)
Rear camera display (S)
SIRIUS Satellite Radio (S)
Smart key with button start lock system (S)
6 x speakers (S)
USB/auxiliary input jacks (S)
UVO EV Services (5 Year Subscription) (S)
Driver only HVAC function (S)
Heat Pump HVAC system (S)
Rear seat heater ducts (under front seats) (S)
6-way manual adjustable driver's seat (S)
60/40 split folding rear seat with adjustable rear headrests (S)
Heated front seats (2-levels) (S)
Heated front seats (3-levels) (S)
Heated rear outboard seats (2-levels) (S)
Passenger seat side tray (S)
Rear -seat adjustable headrests (S)
Ventilated front seats (3-levels) (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob (S)
Steering-wheel-mounted audio control buttons (S)
Tilt and telescopic steering column (S)
Aero windshield wipers (S)
Front door speaker lights (O)
Panoramic sunroof (O)
Power windows with driver's one touch auto down (S)
Privacy glass (S)
Solar glass: front windows/windshield (S)
Day/night interior rear view mirror (S)
Electrochromatic rear view mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors (S)
Outside mirrors with turn signal indicators (S)
Power folding outside mirrors (S)
Power outside mirrors (S)
Ambient LED interior lights (O)
Cargo area illumination (S)
Dome light (S)
Illuminated dual visors vanity mirrors with sliding rod (S)
Illuminated glove box (S)
Illuminated start button (S)
Illuminated, sliding charge port door (S)
LED accent lights (above headlamps) (S)
LED rear combination lamps (S)
Projection fog lights (S)
Projection headlamps with auto light control, anti fog and escort function (S)
Bio based interior materials (S)
Cloth seat trim (S)
Leather seat trim (S)
Leatherette center door trim (S)
Leatherette cluster housing (S)
Soft touch dash (S)
Soft touch front upper door panels (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-What's new for 2016 Kia Soul EV:
A third trim appears;
Nozzle locking function for the onboard charger;
Illuminated AUX/USB port;
Shadow Black and Bright Silver colors;
Sun & Fun Package for the + trim (panoramic sunroof / LED interior lighting / Speaker Lights);
 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV2016 KIA Soul EV