Kia's boxy little Soul hatchback got a classy redesign for 2020, and we now
know it also gets a nice bump in gas mileage ...
Meanwhile, the Soul also is adding to the ranks of high-mileage electric
cars from mainstream brands. The all-electric 2020 Soul Electric has posted
an EPA efficiency score of 114 mpg-equivalent and a range of 243 miles; that
beats the 239-mile range for the more SUV-ish Kia Niro EV, but it falls
short of 258 miles and the 120 mpg-e rating for the corporate cousin Hyundai
Kona EV that shares the powertrain. (Availability of all three is being
limited to California and select other markets.) Among other
mainstream-brand EVs, the Soul edges past the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 238 miles
of range. Compare them all here. Nissan's Leaf will play close to this group
with its coming Leaf Plus model that the automaker estimates will be rated
at 226 miles of range ...