2017 Kia Soul EV vs. 2017 Nissan LEAF

Drivers in the market for a new vehicle may find it especially difficult to narrow down their options between two similar vehicles. It can make a huge difference to be able to see the vehicles in a detailed, side-by-side comparison, which is exactly what we plan to do. Our team here at Kia of Irvine is working hard so you don’t have to. We want to make the car-buying experience as stress-free as possible by providing comparisons of Kia vehicles with some of their top competitors.

This time around we’re shining a light on the 2017 Kia Soul EV and showing drivers how it stands up to the popular Nissan LEAF. It’s important to note that we’re going to focus on the entry level models for both vehicles, so the Soul EV Base and the LEAF S. Keep in mind there are more models for both vehicles with additional features.

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2017 Kia Soul EV Base 2017 Nissan LEAF S
6 Number of Speakers 4
36 inches Rear Legroom 33.3 inches
97.1 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 92.4 cu. ft.
105 MPGe Combined Fuel Economy 112 MPGe

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 Kia Soul EV Base and the 2017 Nissan LEAF S have quite a bit in common. Overall, the Soul EV is slightly larger in the cabin offering more legroom for rear seat passengers. We’re going to dive in further to get a better look at the specific features each one has to offer.

When it comes to safety, these two are the same across the board. Both of these all-electric vehicles come standard with the following features: brake assist systems, child safety locks, low tire pressure indicators, traction control systems and electronic stability controls. Drivers can be confident that they’ll keep themselves, their passengers and pedestrians safe in either of these two vehicle choices.

As for standard exterior and interior features, that’s where we notice the difference. The 2017 Kia Soul EV Base comes standard with the following features that are not available on the base of the LEAF: alloy wheels, power heated exterior mirrors, dual zone temperature control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation system and dual illuminated vanity mirrors.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Kia Soul EV are encouraged to reach out to our team here at Kia of Irvine for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this efficient, electric vehicle by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 Kia Soul EV frong grille
2017 Kia Soul EV charging port
2017 Kia Soul EV battery
2017 Kia Soul EV wheels

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