Unfortunately, the Kia Soul EV hasn't been tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS as of yet. However, the gasoline-powered version, on which the EV is based, was chosen as a 2019 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS due to its great safety, and it also has a best possible five-star rating with the NHTSA.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
While the Soul EV has a decent level of safety features, it still lacks many collision prevention features that are found on some of its rivals. It does, however, get a rearview camera, dual front airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full curtain airbags, a rollover sensor, ABS brakes, brake assist, hill-start assist, vehicle stability management, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Unfortunately, some of the driver aids such as blind-spot detection, forward collision mitigation aren't offered on either of the Soul EV trims.
|Kia Soul EV Trims||EV||EV Plus|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
The Soul EV has a great reliability record with no complaints and no recalls. That said, the volume of Kia Soul EV sales is very low compared to the gasoline models with sales restricted to a few states only. Kia is a leader in terms of warranties, and as with all its cars, the Soul EV gets a basic warranty of five years/60,000 miles, a powertrain warranty of ten years/ 100,000 miles, rust warranty of five years/ 100,000 miles, and roadside assist of five years/ 100,000 miles. In addition to these warranties, the Soul EV also gets a ten year/100,000 warranty on the EV battery.