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2016 Kia Soul EV vs 2016 Nissan LEAF in Kaneohe, HI

When you’re looking into the electric vehicle segment to get in line for the future of the auto industry, you might want to consider this comparison between the 2016 Kia Soul EV vs 2016 Nissan LEAF in Kaneohe, HI, before making any decisions. When you consider how infinitely superior the Soul EV is compared to the LEAF throughout this detailed competition, you’ll know that this subcompact crossover is the one for you. Visit Aloha Kia today to test drive the Soul EV!

Beginning with a peek at the interior and exterior features that each of these crossovers offers, you’ll find that the Soul EV overshadows the LEAF in almost every category. Thanks to the dual-zone temperature control that comes standard in the Soul EV, you and your passengers will remain comfortable in your own bubbles of comfort. The Nissan LEAF neglects this feature, and also fails to offer dual-illuminated vanity mirrors, which the Soul EV boasts as a standard amenity. Taking a look at the exterior will surprise you, as the Soul EV integrates lightweight alloy wheels that overcome the heavy steel wheels implemented on the LEAF, providing you with quick maneuvering that you just can’t achieve with the Nissan LEAF

Speaking of performance, the Soul EV still upstages the LEAF with its electric capabilities. Though the LEAF does gain a slightly better fuel rating of 124/101 MPG city/hwy1 over the Soul EV’s 120/92 MPG city/hwy2, there are a few other categories in which the Kia brand triumphs. The Soul pushes out 109 horsepower, while the LEAF lags behind with only 107 horsepower. You’ll find that the major differences lie in the force that each vehicle puts out. The Soul EV reels in 210 lb.-ft. of torque over the LEAF's upsetting 187 lb.-ft. of torque that just can’t compete.

So far in the competition between the 2016 Kia Soul EV vs 2016 Nissan LEAF in Kaneohe, HI, the Soul EV comes out strong, leading in almost every category it has been put up against. Space is also an area where the Soul EV conquers, such as its 97.1 cubic ft. of passenger volume over the LEAF's mere 92.4 cubic ft. of space. The Soul EV also triumphs with 55.5 inches of front shoulder room and 54.7 inches of back-row shoulder space. The LEAF only grants you 54.3 inches of front shoulder room and a 52.5-inch back-row shoulder space. Measuring out at 70.9 inches wide and 63 inches tall, the Soul EV still bests the LEAF's mere 69.7-inch wide and 61-inch tall body. Because of all of this extra room, the Soul EV boasts a maximum of 49.5 cubic ft. of cargo room3, while the LEAF falls dreadfully behind with only 30 cubic ft. of space4 as its maximum capacity.

For an electric subcompact crossover that will astound you with its features, capabilities, and interior space, opt for the winner of the 2016 Kia Soul EV vs 2016 Nissan LEAF in Kaneohe, HI, comparison. The Soul EV is awaiting your test drive at Aloha Kia, so come on down today to get behind the wheel of this champion.

  • Features
  • Specs



  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Interior
  • Exterior



Pedestrian safety sound generation
Rearview monitor in dash
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Camera system rearview
Parking sensors rear, front
Crumple zones front, rear


Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor


Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking


Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, power folding


Comfort Features

Center console trim leatherette
Shift knob trim leather
Heated steering wheel
Steering wheel trim leather
Floor material carpet
Door trim leatherette

Air Conditioning

Air filtration ionizing
Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Humidity/dewpoint sensors

Convenience Features

Cupholders front, rear
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Power outlet(s) 12V cargo area, two 12V front
One-touch windows 1
Memorized settings climate control
Reading lights front
Cargo area light
Cruise control
Power steering
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm, proximity entry system, trunk release
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, cruise control, phone, voice control
Cargo cover
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Assist handle rear, front
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Rearview mirror auto-dimming
Storage in floor, front seatback, sunglasses holder, door pockets, accessory hook



Warnings and reminders low battery, tire fill alert
Trip computer
Electroluminescent instrumentation
Driver information system
Multi-functional information center
Digital odometer
External temperature display
Fuel economy display MPG, range
Trip odometer

Audio System

Radio voice operated, touch screen display, AM/FM, HD radio
Auxiliary audio input Bluetooth, jack, USB, iPod/iPhone
Antenna type diversity, mast
In-Dash CD single disc, MP3 Playback
Total speakers 6
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite radio SiriusXM


Electronic messaging assistance with read function, voice operated
Smart device app function maintenance status, lock operation, horn/light operation
Wireless data link Bluetooth
Navigation system touch screen display, voice operated
Real time traffic

In Car Entertainment

Infotainment UVO
Infotainment screen size 8 in.



Electric motor charging time (240V) 4 hours
Electric charge cord 120 volt
Electric motor battery type lithium polymer
Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts) 90
Electric motor miles per charge 93
Electric motor charger DC fast charging
EV battery capacity 27 kWh
Electric Motor HP 109
Electric Motor Torque 210
Alternator 150 amps


Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 8.21


Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 11.1
Front brake diameter 11.8
Front brake type ventilated disc
Regenerative braking system
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes
Electronic parking brake


Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification semi-independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type torsion beam
Rear spring type coil
Front stabilizer bar
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear shock type twin-tube gas
Front shock type gas

Stability and Traction

Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control



Upholstery accents contrast stitching
Driver seat manual adjustments height, 6, reclining
Driver seat ventilated, heated
Passenger seat heated, ventilated
Rear headrests 3, adjustable
Passenger seat manual adjustments 4, reclining
Rear seat folding split
Front headrests 2, adjustable
Front seat type bucket
Upholstery leather
Rear seat type 60-40 split bench
Rear seat heated


Seatbelt pretensioners front
Seatbelt force limiters front
Seatbelt warning sensor front
Rear seatbelts 3-point
Front seatbelts 3-point
Emergency locking retractors front


Turns lock-to-lock 2.90
Steering ratio 15.7


Tires and Rims

Tire type all season
Wheels alloy
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Spare tire kit tire sealant, inflator kit


Liftgate window fixed
Rear door type power liftgate


Window defogger rear
Front wipers variable intermittent
Power windows safety reverse
Rear privacy glass
Solar-tinted glass
Rear wiper with washer


Front fog lights
Headlights LED, auto delay off, auto on/off
Taillights LED rear center

Exterior Features

Front bumper color body-color
Mirror color body-color
Door handle color body-color
Rear bumper color body-color
Window trim black



Drive Type

Drive Type FWD


Standard Seating 5
Max Seating 5
Head Room (front) 39.6 in
Head Room (rear) 39.5 in
Hip Room (front) 53.2 in
Hip Room (rear) 49.3 in
Shoulder Room (front) 55.5 in
Shoulder Room (rear) 54.7 in
Leg Room (front) 40.9 in
Leg Room (rear) 36 in
Seating Rows 2

Measurements of Size & Shape

Length 163 in
Width 70.9 in
Width (without mirrors) 70.9 in
Height 63 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in
Ground Clearance 5.9 in
Angle of Approach 17.3 degrees
Angle of Departure 29.2 degrees
Track Width (front) 62 in
Track Width (rear) 62.4 in

Measurements of Weight

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 4321 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Range 4001-5000 lbs
Curb Weight 3289 lbs

Interior Dimensions

Cargo Volume 18.8 cu ft
Interior Volume 115.9 cu ft
Passenger Volume 97.1 cu ft
Cargo Volume (rear seats down) 49.5 cu ft

Performance Specifications

Turning Circle 34.4 ft
Acceleration (0-60MPH) 11.2 seconds

Wheels and Tires

Front Tire Type P205/60R16
Front Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 6.5 in
Rear Tire Type P205/60R16
Rear Wheel Diameter 16.0 x 6.5 in

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California ZEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.

Fuel Type Electricity
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.

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Best Vehicles By Class: Small Wagons (2016 Model)

Category Finalist: Compact (2016 Model)
- AAA Green Car Guide

Editors Choice Awards: Hybrids and Electrics (2016 Model)
- Car And Driver

Greenest Vehicles (2016 Model)

Highest Satisfaction: Popular Brand (2016 Model)
- Auto Pacific

Most Efficient Small Station Wagons (2016 Model)
- Fueleconomy.Gov

SmartWay Elite (2016 Model)
- Fueleconomy.Gov

Top Fuel Sippers: EVs (2016 Model)
- Fueleconomy.Gov

Total Quality Impact Winner: Brand Under 26k (2016 Model)
- Strategic Vision

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29,659 miles, Electric, 4DR, Bright Silver Metallic Exterior, Gray 2-Tone Interior, 1-Speed Automatic
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Exterior ColorBright Silver Metallic
Interior ColorGray 2-Tone

Location: Aloha Kia Kauai

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1 2017 Nissan LEAF® EPA range is 107 miles. Based on targeted 2017 EPA estimates. Actual range may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.

2 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.

3 All cargo should be evenly distributed and properly secured, and never piled higher than the seatbacks. Images shown for illustration purposes only.

4 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo.