Comparison between:
- 2017 KIA Soul EV
- 2018 Nissan Leaf SL

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2017 KIA Soul EV2018 Nissan Leaf SL
Series-ZE1
2017 KIA Soul EV2018 Nissan Leaf SL
Trim-SL
Model year20172018
MarketNorth America, Europe-

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleCrossoverHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
Steel
Exterior colorsCarribean Blue w/Clear White Roof
Clear White
Shadow Black w/Inferno Red Roof
Titanium Silver
Bright Silver Metallic
Cloud White
Shadow Black
Brilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Jade Frost
Super Black
Scarlet Ember
Pearl White
Glacier White
Deep Blue Pearl
Pearl White-Super Black
Interior colorsGreyBlack
Light Grey
Number of doors45
Number of seats55
Length163.0 in
4140 mm
176.4 in
4481 mm
Width70.9 in
1800 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
Height62.7 in
1593 mm
61.4 in
1560 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
Front track62.0 in
1576 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
Rear track62.4 in
1585 mm
61.2 in
1555 mm
Clearance6.3 in
160 mm
5.9 in
150 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
Rear headroom39.5 in
1003 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
Front shoulder room55.5 in
1410 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
Rear shoulder room54.7 in
1389 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
Front hip room53.2 in
1351 mm
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Rear hip room49.3 in
1252 mm
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Front legroom40.9 in
1039 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
Rear legroom36.0 in
914 mm
33.5 in
851 mm
Passenger volume2749.0 l
97.08 ft3
2.75 m3
2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
Total volume3281.0 l
115.87 ft3
3.28 m3
3285.0 l
116.01 ft3
3.29 m3
Trunk volume532.0 l
18.79 ft3
0.53 m3
668.0 l
23.59 ft3
0.67 m3
Maximum trunk volume1402.0 l
49.51 ft3
1.40 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
Curb weight3289.3 lb
1492 kg
3509.76 lb
1592 kg
Payload1031.76 lb
468 kg
943.58 lb
428 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
4453.34 lb
2020 kg
Drag coefficient0.35 Cd0.28 Cd
Additional informationOverhand 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)
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Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer-Nissan
Model-EM57
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFront
Voltage360 V360 V
Power81 kW
109.2 hp
110.7 ps
110 kW
147.5 hp
149.6 ps
Maximum power RPM8000 rpm3283 - 9795 rpm
Torque285 Nm
29.1 kgm
210.2 ft-lb
320 Nm
32.6 kgm
236.0 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM2730 rpm3283 rpm
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modes-Eco
Normal
B-mode
Additional informationInput voltage - 240-413 V-

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
89.5 mph
144.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h11.50 s7.90 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph11.20 s7.50 s

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 131.7 mi / 212.0 km
EPA: 93.2 mi / 150.0 km
NEDC: 234.9 mi / 378.0 km
EPA: 151.0 mi / 243.0 km
WLTP: 167.8 mi / 270.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 32 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 92 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 105 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 120 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 17.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 19.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 30.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 19.4 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class-A

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 circle10.6 m
34.78 ft
11 m
36.09 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.85-
Additional informationSteering 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 ratio8.2068.1938

Suspension

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

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsDiscs
Additional informationFront brakes diameter - 11.8 in
Rear brakes diameter - 11.1 in
4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx166.5Jx17 ET45

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/60R16 92H215/50R17 90V

Battery

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

ManufacturerSK InnovationAESC
Type of rechargeable batteryLi-Ion PolymerLithium-Ion
Battery capacity30.5 kWh40 kWh
Number of cells192192
Number of modules824
Voltage360 V360 V
Energy density200 Wh/kg224 Wh/kg
Weight604.95 lb
274.4 kg
668 lb
303 kg
Volume241.0 l
8.51 ft3
0.24 m3
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAir convectionAir convection (passive)
Minimum ambient temperature-35 °C
-31 °F
-35 °C
-31 °F
Maximum ambient temperature-45 °C
113 °F
Additional informationUsable capacity - 27 kWh
Battery Ah - 75 Ah
Nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode
Supposed battery model - NCM 622
A heat pump HVAC system is standard
Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery

Charging type

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

Charging typeTrickle charging at home, 1.44 kW
ICCB (In-Cable Control Box), 2.3 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 6.6 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
Fast charging station, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

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

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 6.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 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, 0:29-0:33
Normal AC charging, 4:38-5:00
ICCB (In-Cable Control Box), 11:44-13:16
Trickle charging at home, 21:11-24:00
Fast charging station, 0:29-0:36
Wall box, 6:04-6:40
Portable cable, 6:04-6:40
EVSE cable, 17:24-26:00

Additional features

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

Additional featuresBody color bumpers with color accents (S)
Cargo screen (S)
Dual front cup holders (S)
FlexSteer (S)
Luggage net (S)
New audio head unit with rear camera display and 5-inch color screen (S)
New rear center armrest (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)
Generation II Pedestrian Warning System (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)
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)
Cargo area cover (S)
e-Pedal (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
AEB with pedestrian detection (O)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) (S)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW) (O)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electric (E-PKB) parking brake (O)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing front and rear bumpers (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear assist grips (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
Hill start assist (S)
Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) (S)
Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI) (O)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Parking brake (manual, foot pedal) (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
ProPILOT Assist (O)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (O)
Side door guard beams (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
7-inch color LCD display (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Bose Premium Audio system (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) (S)
NissanConnect EV (S)
NissanConnect with Navigation (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
7 x Speakers (S)
Streaming audio via Bluetooth (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
Hybrid heater system - (heat pump) (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
8-way power driver's seat (with 2-way lumbar) (S)
Front heated seats (S)
3-spoke (S)
Audio, Bluetooth switches (S)
Cruise control switches (S)
Eco-mode switch (S)
Heated (S)
Leather-wrapped (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks w/auto locking system (S)
Power windows (S)
Rear window defroster with timer (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors w/ turn signals (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
High beam assist (HBA) (O)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Leather-appointed seating (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationWhat's new for 2017 Kia Soul EV:
New audio head unit with rear camera display and 5-inch color screen;
New rear center armrest;
Exterior paint color: Cloud White;
New dark gray 16-inch wheel cover;
Remote climate logic to precondition the car when it's not grid connected;
UVO eco
the new connectivity and control app system that offers immediate HVAC control; on-demand vehicle diagnosis
Speed Alert; Curfew Alert; Geo-Fence Alert; Location POI; Google local search; and Trip Info for app and MyUVO.com;
Fast charge now provides more energy (94% of charge) adding more miles in each charge event and drivers can now set the charge time to end at their convenience;
Generation II Pedestrian Warning System alters the sound and frequency of the warning depending on vehicle speed;
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