Kia Soul EV 27kWh 2016, Dazzler – EV Owner Review

Kia Soul EV 27kWh 2016, Dazzler - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Dazzler

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Kia Soul 27kWh

 

What year was your EV registered?
2016

 

How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
30,000 – 40,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
80

 

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Why did you choose this car?
My wife liked it, primarily cost-based.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Drive train is so much fun – quick, responsive and effortless, yet surprisingly relaxing
  • Cost of motoring – extremely cheap to run and keep on the road
  • Car is a good trade-off between practicality and size.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • Range – especially in winter is prohibitive of use for anything other than a second car
  • Boot space is a little too small
  • General lack of refinement – too many rattles and although well spaced, the execution of features feels a little cheap.

 

Kia Soul EV 27kWh 2016, Dazzler - EV Owner Review

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
The infotainment system is great and updates gave us Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Lexus NX 450h or back to an RX 450h.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Generic home charger.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Mine went bust, now with British Gas 🙁

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
ENGIE – works a charm.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
It is the wife’s car, so no idea.

 

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