2019 Kia Soul EV Safety and Reliability

Kia Soul EV Reliability Rating

2019 Soul EV Safety

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.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2019 Soul EV Key Safety Features

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 TrimsEVEV Plus
Back-Up CameraSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidN/AS
Blind Spot MonitorN/AN/A
Lane Departure WarningN/AN/A
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistSS
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2019 Soul EV Reliability

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.


  • Basic:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    10 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
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