Comparison - Buick Envision Essence 2020 - vs - Kia Soul EV 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
37,550
Updated: 
07 May 2019
£
33,795
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Dark Moon Blue Metallic
#FAFAFA
Expresso Metallic
#FAFAFA
Satin Steel Gray Metallic
#9BA0AB
Color: 
Neptune Blue with Black Roof
#204A95
Clear White with Red Roof
#EEEFEA
Quartz Black with Red Roof
#131210

Electric

Battery: 
Electric 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
Full Charge Range: 
280mi
Full Charge Time: 
AC Charge Time (220V) / 31hrs (0% → 100%)-DC Fast Charge Time (100kW) /54mins (0% → 80%)
Top Speed: 
104mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Buick Envision comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.The Envision carries over essentially unchanged.

Pros
The interior is quiet at highway speeds
Both the ride and the seats are comfortable
Four USB ports and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are standard

Cons
Turbo engine's disappointing real-world fuel economy
Lackluster interior design and quality
Visibility is compromised by thick pillars
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Buick Envision ranked #12 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Buick Envision has a score of 7.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good fuel economy estimates
Potent turbocharged engine option
Lots of standard features
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Dull base engine
Less sporty than competitors
Some rivals have more upscale cabins

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Buick Envision has a pleasantly innocuous personality, but it’s outclassed in terms of value and performance.

Pros
Pleasant styling
Composed ride
Decent turbo punch
Good infotainment system

Cons
Safety tech should be standard
Thirsty turbo-4
Gets expensive fast
Rivals generally more compelling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Kia Soul EV is a small electric SUV with a roomy cabin and a good amount of standard equipment but other small electric cars can travel further on a single charge.

Pros
Cheap to run
Funky styling
Well-equipped

Cons
Expensive to buy
Limited electric range
Alternatives have bigger boots

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2021 Kia Soul EV leads the battery charge, fashion first.

Pros
Bigger battery pack
Promise of 200-mile-plus range
Savvy new style
Wide-screen infotainment and displays

Cons
Where will you be able to buy one?
Charge specs TBD

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Soul's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. It was the winner of our 2020 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award and the winner of our 2019 Best New Cars for Teens award. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo capacity
User-friendly tech features
Comfortable, roomy seats

Cons
Middling interior quality
Rivals are more athletic

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
Torque: 
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
291ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
Horsepower: 
197hp
at 6 300rpm
203hp
at 8 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.70in
165.20in
Width: 
72.40in
70.90in
Height: 
66.80in
63.00in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
102.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.50in
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.30cu.ft
47.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.90cu.ft
11.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3929.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Seatback Pocket (Front Passenger)
Front & Rear Door Storage
Driver's Seat Height Adjuster
Heated Front Seats
8-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Heated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Duct

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi link
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Single Automatic Air Conditioning (With Driver Only Function)
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
10.25” color touch screen display
8” Head-Up Display (HUD)
7” TFT cluster display
UVO link connectivity system for remote services
Harman Kardon® Premium Audio
Wireless Smartphone Charger
10-speaker

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Designer Collection with new two-tone colorways
Aerodynamic enhancements such as a full flat underbody tray, Active Air Flap, and aero wheel design
New LED headlights and fog lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
17"
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
Locking Wheel Nuts

Options

Packages: 
Active Package
Interior Luxury Package
Cargo Package
Buick Interior Protection Package
Road Trip Package
Exterior Options: 
19" Bright Aluminum Wheels W/Midnight Silver Painted Pockets
Panoramic Moonroof
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Protective Rear Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
Integrated Cargo Liner
Buick Infotainment System W/Navigation
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Light Neutral Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#BCA786
Dark Galvanized Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#2A2A2A
Ebony Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000