The 2015 Soul comes with 2 basic 4 cylinder engines. The base models come with a 1.6-liter, while the two higher trims use the more-powerful 2.0-liter. All Kia Souls are front-wheel drive, and all (except the base model) come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The base models come with a standard transmission. The EV version has an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery pack. Power is sent to the front wheels via a single-speed transmission. Range is estimated to be 80-100 miles per charge, which is expected to take from 24 hours on a 120-volt outlet. A DC fast-charging unit can offer an 80-percent charge in about 30 minutes.
The 2015 Kia Soul features a 2-row, 5-passenger cabin whose looks and functions improve as you climb the three trim levels. The base units come with cloth seats and Nappa leather comes with the top-line versions. This hatchback's boxy shape and folding rear seats make it surprisingly spacious. The optional panoramic sunroof is an unexpected treat in such an economy car.Outside, the 2015 Soul retains the original's tall, rectangular profile. Along with abundant headroom and luggage space, the high roof allows for raised seating positions and good visibility for all inside. The Soul electric car sets itself apart with a hidden charging port up front and a 2-tone paint scheme initially consisting of white with a blue roof or silver with white roof.